iPhone 7 Release Date, Specs, Rumors: Top Features To Expect From Apple’s New Smartphones
Don’t you just hate spoilers? The opposite seems to be true when dealing with the iPhone 7 and Apple products as a whole.Advertisement
This time the juicy details have been leaked by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, regarded as the best Apple analyst on the planet. He has highlighted 15 major changes that are coming to the smartphone.
According to Apple Insider, the changes are as follows:
- NewTrue Tone displays like the iPad Pro range, with laser based proximity sensors for faster response times
- 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage tiers will replace 16GB, 64GB and 128GB
- 2x 12MP dual rear camera limited to iPhone 7 Plus, uses 1x wide angle and 1x telephoto lenses
- Upgraded ambient light sensors on both new iPhone cameras for better low light shots
- Camera flash LEDs doubled from two to four with warm and cool colours
- 5mm headphone jack removed
- Lightning EarPods and a 3.5mm to Lightning headphone adaptor included in the box
- Second external speaker and integrated amplifier for louder, richer output
- Basic IPX7 water resistance – both phones can withstand splashes and full submersion for up to 30 minutes. Not quite Galaxy S7 level (one hour+), but close.
- 2GB RAM for 7, 3GB RAM for 7 Plus
- Next-generation A10 chipset sees CPUs hit 2.45GHz clock speeds and 20-30% performance gains
- 3D Touch 2.0 sensor with more distinct haptic feedback
- Home button replaced with non-clicking touch sensor with haptic feedback
- Antenna bands removed from the back of both models for cleaner look
- Two new colours: dark black and piano black (latter in limited quantities for 256GB model); space grey colour option ended
Major Storage Upgrade For The iPhone 7
According to Forbes, the upgrades on the phone’s storage and camera are made to go hand-in-hand. If Apple plans to market the new iPhones to have the best cameras in the world, they need to improve its storage capacity. And since iPhones have no MicroSD card slot to speak of, internal storage is the way to go.
With Apple’s competitors releasing revolutionary flagship models of their own, the newest iPhone is unlikely to break any of their sales records. This could change once radically overhauled 10th anniversary iPhone rolls out in 2017 after the iPhone 7 is released this month.