With iPhone SE being released out there in the wild, all eyes have now turned to looking for information about the iPhone 7, expected to launch during the fall this year.
Some rumours about the upcoming Apple flagship have been out there long enough for them to be widely accepted. These include the predictions of the device being the thinnest iPhone ever and featuring Li-Fi tech, larger battery, stereo speakers as well as a massive 256GB storage option. A 9to5Mac report notes that the Apple smartphone is also expected to be waterproof, support wireless charging and multi-touch 3D Touch as well as feature a USB-C port. And rumour has it that it may support fan-out technology.
Additionally, the larger variant in the iPhone 7 lineup is expected to boast of dual-camera arrangement and feature a Smart Connector. While some of these upgrades sound highly unlikely, recent Apple patents and wishful thinking can be blamed for these speculations, but fans can always hope!
An earlier note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and a recent report on Phone Arena hint that the thickness of the device could be somewhere between 6mm and 6.5mm, which would make it as sleek as the iPod Touch. If nothing else, it appears that the upcoming device from Apple could take the crown of being the thinnest iPhone yet. For months now, words about Apple ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack has been doing the rounds and this has immensely contributed to the idea of the iPhone being really thin. And it also happens to be one of the most interesting features; if the Cupertino-tech giant does lose the 3.5mm jack then it could either ship the iPhone with “cord-free Bluetooth earphones” or “Lightning cable-based headphones.” While many may be rooting for the cordless option, it seems more likely that the company may opt for a cheaper lightning cable-based option with the wireless Beats earbuds being sold separately.
Now coming to the design, numerous leaks have revealed that the camera bump is probably done away with and the antenna lines are moved to the top and bottom edges, giving the rear panel a cleaner look and feel. Other than that, its sleekness would be the key feature and it is expected to more or less resemble its predecessor, the iPhone 6S. But Apple could definitely be hiding a trick under its sleeve if it does lose the headphone jack. More details should surface as the month of September inches closer, and we will have a better idea of what’s to come.
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