iPhone 7 New Design Can Blow Away Competition, Phone to Adopt Lighting Headphones
Apple’s iPhone 7 will not be released for several months but this has not stopped several sources from publishing leaks and concepts. Recently, a new concept appeared that may just render the iPhone 7 a mind-blowing smartphone. New reports suggest that it will also come with lighting headphones, although users should not expect noise-cancelling capabilities.Advertisement
A new concept from Herman Haidin, reported by Komando, reveals the device to be made of glass and Liquidmetal. The 3mm iPhone concept coincides with a patent previously filed by the company on Liquidmetal – a waterproof alloy that is more durable than aluminum. Other features of the concept include wireless charging, 5-inch display, 3mm-thick build and 16MP front camera. However, like other concepts and expectations revealed previously on iPhone products, these features may or may not appear on the actual iPhone 7. All details should be taken with a grain of salt.
Another expectation comes from analysts Blayne Curtis and Christopher Hemmelgarn, saying that the iPhone 7 will likely have a Lightning-equipped headphone accessory. However, users may need to wait until 2017 for the headphones to have any dynamic noise-canceling capabilities. Furthermore, the analysts also added that Apple will go for a basic digital codec in 2016 so that it can connect the Lighting headphones to the device.
“We still believe there is potential for AAPL to add ANC in the IP7S but believe AAPL is including just the digital headphone in the IP7 this year. Recent speculation surrounding the elimination of the headphone jack in the IP7 is consistent with this move as AAPL will need to provide a digital headset inbox but likely was not willing to spend the extra cost for the ANC functionality,” MacRumors quoted the analysts.
Apple has not revealed any details of the iPhone 7 yet but it will release a new phone earlier this year touted to be the iPhone 5se around March.