As Apple’s September 7th event nears in, there have been massive leaks and rumors running wild in the rumor mill. The latest on the subject comes in from Ming-Chi Kuo, who has provided in-depth details for what the consumers can expect in the forthcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The details range from two new color options to the A10 Soc which will power the next in line iPhone.
As per the report, Kuo states that there will be two new color options available to choose from, namely Dark Black and Piano Black. The iPhone-maker is said to replace one of these colors with the Space Gray color variant. Moreover, Kuo also emphasized that the Piano Black color option will initially be part of the higher-end storage option for the iPhone 7. If you’re wondering what the glossy black finish color would look like, previous leaks have suggested that it will be pretty much similar to the exterior of the 2013 Mac Pro.
Other than this, the iPhone 7 will also sport an IPX7 rating which is the same implemented in the Apple Watch. This will allow the iPhone 7 to be resistant to water for 30 min at the depth of 1m at max. Due to these waterproofing standards, the company has faced an overall decline in the required production. Most probably, Apple will work to sort out shortages after the first quarter.
In terms of the display technology, we’re not expecting a major upgrade. However, the iPhone 7 will feature a wider gamut and True Tone display. The True Tone display is the same as the company has implemented in its 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It’s not like the display on the iPhone 7 is worst, considering the resolution and pixel density of rival smartphones really takes us aback.
Talking about under the hood enhancements, it seems Apple has great plans in the performance department. The report mentions that the A10 chip inside the iPhone 7 will be clocked at 2.4GHz, which is a dramatic improvement over the A9 chip in the iPhone 6s. The A10 chip is built upon TSMC’s ‘InFO’ process, which is new to the A-series lineup. The hefty clock speed will deliver amplified real world performance compared to the previous year.
The camera department of the iPhone 7 will be packed with a 12 megapixel shooter with OIS and much more. However, it gets really interesting on the iPhone 7. The larger of the two flagships will feature a dual 12 megapixel camera and will allow the device to offer “light field camera application” and optical zoom. One of these two 12 megapixel camera will feature a wide angle lens while the other will constitute a telephoto lens. The telephoto lens will allow users to achieve optical zoom. As for the primary camera module, it will feature a 6P lens with OIS. The light field camera application is a unique feature which will allow an individual to focus anywhere in the photo after shooting it on the Plus variant of the iPhone. Moreover, it seems Apple is also planning on doubling the amount of LED flash on both, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This will deliver a much better True Tone flash experience.
Every iPhone comes in different storage options and the base model have been stuck on 16GB for a long while. However, this year, Apple is doing away with it and 32GB will be the on-board base line storage for both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Now, the series go as 32GB, 128GB, 256GB. This will definitely be an impressive move from Apple given that its 4k video recording feature drains most of the storage space.
Finally, Kuo also believes that the company will ship Lightning to 3.5mm adapter along with Lightning EarPods with the new iPhones. Moreover, Kuo also mentions that the freed space from the removal of the headphone jack will be used to improve the Force Touch recognition system.The second speaker grill will only be placed for a symmetrical look.
As per the report, Apple will ship 65 million units of the iPhone 7 by the end of this year, which is a bit less compared to the 82 million units of the iPhone 6s, the analyst anticipated last year. While the external hardware has not been greatly tweaked on the iPhone 7, Apple is working hard to upgrade it in any other way.
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