In a recent post last month concerning the rumored iPhone 7 (some call it the iPhone 6s, but we have yet to see), we have laid out several possibilities of what the next Apple flagship could look like and what features will be slapped into it. Now, industry sources have indicated that the iPhone 7 could be due for launch in September, around which time in 2014 Apple also released the predecessor iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
As they have always done before, Cook and company do nothing but leave the tech community making conjectures about Apple’s future product launch. But here’s what we know so far.
On top of the details we uncovered recently about the specs and features that iPhone 7 will be packing, the next Apple flagship is also expected to sport a zooming lens for the camera and a built-in periscope. This is not merely based on rumors. Recently, Apple applied for a patent to a technology that improves a device’s optical image stabilization, something that’s missing from the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Other tech analysts also see an iPhone 7 that is outfitted with a sapphire glass screen, based on evidence that shows Foxconn – a major Apple supplier – is building a Sapphire plant at its facility in Taiwan.
Then there’s the long-rumored wireless charging as well. Hopes are high that Apple is finally mulling to introduce the new charging system to its devices after the company filed for a patent related to wireless charging in 2014, and after Tim Cook hinted at new developments to the iPhone’s charging system coming its way. Who’s it will be soon enough before we actually see a real wireless charging in the next generation of the iPhone?
Talk about screen size, you only have to look into which model of the iPhone 6 family actually seized the greater chunk of the market. It’s the iPhone 6, which means Apple could take the inspiration for the iPhone 7’s display size from the smaller-screened option. Any which way, it is safe to expect Apple to be eyeing a handset with less than 5.5 inches in screen size.
If recent news were any indication, the iPhone 7 could be expected to be powered by an A9 chipset, after it has been reported that Samsung Electronics – another major supplier of Apple – has begun buckling down on the processor technology. It’s easy to believe Apple is still holding on to Samsung’s processors since the South Korean conglomerate has been manufacturing 40 percent of the chips used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.