Apple may release the iPhone 7 by Sept 2016 if previous product launches is taken account to, according to some industry observers. It was previously speculated that the iPhone 7 release date will happen in Sept 2015. However, Apple is prioritizing the launch of the iPhone 6s since it will be more compatible with the Apple Watch that is set to release in April of this year, insiders were saying.
Korean Firm Samsung Electronics is said to be tapped as chief supplier for the iPhone 7’s main processor, according to sources from the semi-conductor industry. Samsung will be providing the A9 chip necessary for app developments – something similar to the chip it is using with its Galaxy S6, the sources said. With this, Samsung is said to be ditching Qualcomm and instead will supply its own manufactured chips. The company would also cease using its Snapdragon 810 processor and would instead focus in developing its own processor, according to industry insiders.
Meanwhile, concept Designer Yasser Farahi visualized the actual look and feel of the Apple iPhone 7 as seen in photos posted on his website. The next generation iPhone will be as light as 114 gram with screen size of 4.7 inches and will come in sapphire glass with volume buttons moved to the right side of the phone as envisioned by Farahi. The device will come in colors of Wine, Space Gray, Gold, Copper and Silver, he imagined.
Farahi also envisaged for the iPhone 7 to be 6.1 m in depth with a resolution of 1920 by 1080p, 401ppi. Its Ram Memory will be 56 GB and models will come with different storage capacities of 32 GB, 64 GB up to 128 GB, Farahi wrote.
The Apple iPhone 7 camera will have 12 MP with optical image stabilization, Farahi stated. As for video recording, the camera will have 4k res with 500 fps and the FaceTime camera will have 5 MP, 120 fps video recording and image stabilization, he predicted.
Farahi had also imagined for the iPhone 7 to have wireless charging through the back of the device using the Apple Wireless Charging Dock.
Analysts had also started predicting share prices for suppliers that may benefit in the launch of the Apple iPhone 7. Cowen & Co’s Robert Stone gave an Outperform rating on the shares of organic light-emitting diode or OLED technology maker Universal Display. He also raised his price target of Universal Display to $50 from $40, saying that the company may ride the iPhone 7 hype. “Multiple panel makers could support iPhone 7,” the analyst wrote.