iPhone 7: Undoubtedly, iPhone 7 is among the most anticipated smartphones of the year. While Apple hasn’t said a word, the web is full of speculations. Surely the next generation iPhone is on its way. According to latest reports, there are some 101 million iPhone users in the US alone. The population of the country being 318 million, that means that nearly 1/3 of the US citizen owns an iPhone. Apple has countless fans across the globe who are eagerly awaiting for the launch of the phone. Here’s our comprehensive and up-to-date list of everything that’s expected for the new phone. We’ll also discuss speculated iPhone 7 release date, and it’s probable price.
iPhone 7 Release Date:
The launch date of iPhone 7 has been subjected to many speculations since the start of the year. A recent report from Bloomberg points at a September 7 release date. Although some suggest that September 13th too is a viable date. The famous tipster Evan Blass had announced on Twitter that the iPhone 7 is coming out on 13 September. But mostly people think the handset will be launched in the first week of September. There is s rumor worth noting that says, the MacBook Pro will be launched along with iPhone 7 next month. Although the dates aren’t fixed yet, we are almost sure, the handset will come out in September. That’s because Apple follows a tradition of launching their flagships in the month of September.
iPhone 7 Models:
It was back in 2013 when Apple first launched two variants of iPhone. It was called iPhone 5s and 5c. In the very next year, Apple smartphone was revamped, and two variants with massive size difference were released. They were 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. In 2015, the 6s and iPhone 6s Plus was launched with some great updates. Reportedly Apple is set to release three models of iPhone 7 – the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro.
Although prolific tipster Evan Blass claims there’ll be only two variants, following their previous tradition. There’ll only be an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and no Pro or Premium variant. Guess we’ll have to wait for a see.
There is some news that proclaims that Apple will finally be doing away with the 16GB base storage variant and replace it with it with a 32GB base storage option and 256GB top storage variant.
iPhone 7 or iPhone 6SE?
There was a recent storm of rumors claiming that the next Apple flagship will be called iPhone 6SE. Apparent some China supply chain sources have seen the labeling and packaging of the device. But the source didn’t seem to have credibility, and the rumor soon fizzled out. New report tips, that the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro will be available in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants.
iPhone 7 Probable Features:
Of all the speculations regarding the upcoming device, there are a few credible rumors regarding the phone’s features. We age going to round them up here.
The handset is likely to have sustained the design of the previous models. Except for a couple of things like the device is rumored to dump the 3.5 mm jack which will make it thinner. Other design tweaks could include removal of the antenna bars and a flush camera.
The 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Like we said, iPhone 7 is rumored to come without the headphone jack. Instead, it’ll feature Lightning EarPods. Due to multiple confirmations through the anonymous supply chain, the rumor has been gaining momentum.
The iPhone 7 is likely to have far better battery than its predecessor. Rumor has it that it’ll feature 1960mAh battery life which is, of course, a significant upgrade over the iPhone 6s, which has a 1715mAh battery. It looks like Apple is finally listening to the complaints of users who lament over the fast draining of the battery. The battery being one of the central selling points of smartphones, have a larger, more powerful battery is an excellent move.
A Foxconn insider-owned Weibo page claimed that the iPhone 7 more resistant to damages induced by water, than its predecessor. They also mentioned that it wouldn’t be IP68 certified. Any IP68 certified can survive five feet underwater for up to 30 minutes. So we think that iPhones are already splash-proof but this time around it’ll be rain-proof too.
Higher Screen Resolution
The current iPhone 6s sports a screen with an HD resolution of 750×1334 pixels, while iPhone 6s Plus has a full-HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. A new image leaked on Weibo revealed the display credentials. The 4.7-inch panel has full-HD resolution while the 5.5-inch panel has a 2K or Quad-HD screen. So that’s something to look forward to.
According to reports, the biggest improvements this year would be made on Apple camera. At least one version of the phone is expected to feature a dual-lens camera. It’ll help users take not just great photos with improved color accuracy and faster autofocus but also rival SLRs in their depth and low light performance. The dual camera setup is expected to be embedded in the larger iPhone 7 Plus.
A recent leak hints at a redesign of the camera 4.7-inch version. It suggests the existence of image stabilization in the upcoming iPhone 7. iPhone 7 may come with 3D Touch Home Button, no mute switch on either side of the handset, according to a couple of leaked images. Apple normally places the mute switch above the volume buttons; it appears to be missing. Apple with each generation of the iPhone introduces a new custom-designed SoC, and this year, the Apple A10 is expected. The device is also likely to have some minor changes.
iPhone 7 Colour Variants
Apple will reportedly offer Deep Blue or Space Black color options for iPhone 7. There’s also news that the company will discontinue the popular Space Grey color variant.It’s worth noting that a more recent report contradicts both claims, and instead says the iPhone 7 will be launched in the same four color variants as the iPhone 6s.
iPhone 7 Price:
Year-on-year, iPhones usually stay roughly the same price. Following the same tradition, Apple iPhone 7 price is likely to be $649 at the bottom of the range and $849 for the Plus-sized phone at the top storage level.