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Having fun with the texture of that sparkly new rose gold iPhone 6S in your hand, and the enjoyment of 3D Touch? But we have some news about the new iPhone. We surely don’t wish to spoil that love affair, however Apple’s already engaged on the iPhone 7 — and rumors about it are starting to warmth up.
Here’s what we predict we find out about Apple’s subsequent main smartphone launch up to now.
AT A GLANCE
Apple’s iPhone 7 is anticipated to launch in 2016, bringing a brand new design and new options.
- No headphone jack
- Improved water resistance
- Dual-lens camera for iPhone 7 Plus
- Possible Smart Connector for iPhone 7 Plus
- Design much like iPhone 6s
- Redesigned antenna bands
- Upgraded processor
- Two display sizes
- Wireless Charging
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10. No Head phone Jack for New iPhone 7
Apple could possibly lower the thickness of the iPhone 7 or make room for extra elements comparable to a bigger battery by eliminating the headphone jack and as an alternative adopting an all-in-one Lightning port that may assist each charging and music playback with Lightnin-geared up headphones.
Apple isn’t any stranger to eliminating ports and forcing customers to change cables and equipment to adapt. For a number of months now, the rumor mill has hinted that Apple will kill the headphone jack on the new iPhone and go for a wireless-only standard. Ugh.
Now it appears that evidently not less than the shortage of a headphone jack could also be true. The Wall Street Journal mentioned in mid June that though the iPhone 7 won’t deliver enormous adjustments, it’ll cast off the headphone jack to slim the cellphone down and enhance water resistance.
9. Improved Water Resistance
The brand new rumors recommend that the iPhone 7 will probably be waterproof. At the moment when the opponents like Sony, Samsung and different rivals have already got their flagship smartphones launched out there, Apple can’t afford to not having new iPhone waterproofed. The tech large must implement this expertise to the brand new iPhone to remain aggressive. The iPhone 7 launch date is rumored to be any day in September or October subsequent 12 months, so the company has ample time to work on it.
Apple has been forward of the rivals many of the instances in relation to convey innovation with each new iPhone and if new iPhone 7 may very well be waterproofed to IP68 requirements, it’s going to once more be a brand new innovation.
Usually the available smartphones are waterproofed to IP67 requirements that imply they’ll resist water for half-hour most and if submerged inside a depth of 1 meter solely. That is the utmost time and depth that’s laid out in IP67 requirements nonetheless the system might not resist water even for half-hour or 1 meter depth.
Samsung, Sony, HTC and Lenovo have variety of waterproof smartphones already obtainable out there. Take a look at few units which are waterproofed to IP67 requirements:
- Sony Xperia Z3
- Sony Xperia Z3 compact
- Sony Xperia Z2
- Sony Xperia Z1
- Sony Xperia Z1
- Sony Xperia Z Ultra
- Sony Xperia Z
- Sony Xperia ZR
- Sony Xperia Go
- Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
- HTC Butterfly
- Lenovo A660
Nearly each new cellphone of Xperia collection and each newly launched cellphone from Samsung is waterproof. Apple must make new iPhone (let or not it’s iPhone 6S or iPhone 7) waterproof to IP67 requirements no less than nevertheless if the company may make to IP68, the new iPhone 7 would be the first cellphone having such specification.
The new iPhone is rumored to be coming with many new options such as Holographic Projection, improved digital camera, wifi charging and if Apple protects the iPhone 7 as per IP68 requirements, it is going to be an added benefit. Despite such options, iPhone 7 shall be priced conserving the rivals in thoughts as the company don’t need their prospects to modify to others due to overpricing.
8. Dual Lens Camera
The cameras within the dual-lens iPhone 7 Plus might make the most of know-how Apple acquired via the purchase of Israeli camera firm LinX Imaging final 12 months. Picture quality within the iPhone 7 Plus may very well be enormously improved with the introduction of a twin-lens system, narrowing the hole between pictures taken with the iPhone and people taken with a extra robust DSLR cameras.
LinX dual-lens technology gives a number of potential advantages for the iPhone 7 Plus, with rumors particularly pointing in the direction of 2-3x optical zoom capabilities, maybe carried out by means of the usage of two lenses with completely different focal lengths. With a dual-lens digital camera system, photos captured are clearer and brighter with much less noise and more true shade, permitting for photos that embrace extra element, particularly in low mild situations.
There is a chance that a dual-lens system just like the one LinX created may very well be used for depth mapping, permitting customers to do issues like take 3D scans of actual world gadgets or use depth data to refocus a picture. For added data on what LinX know-how might imply for the iPhone 7
An instance of how a dual-lens camera may probably enhance pictures taken with the iPhone 7 Plus can be seen within the below video demonstration of similar technology from Corephotonics. Corephotonics’ dual-lens system uses a wide-angle lens and a lens capable of 5X optical zoom and aggregates knowledge from each to get a greater image.
MacRumors have created a video mockup that outlines what a dual-camera interface might look like within the Camera app on the iPhone, primarily based on a current Apple patent. Within the patent, Apple outlines a split-screen interface with one aspect displaying the usual view from a wide-angle camera and one other aspect displaying a zoomed-in view from an extra lens with an extended focal size. Photos and video might be captured with each views concurrently.
Apple was planning on sourcing its dual-lens camera modules from Sony, however rumors recommend Sony is not on time, leading Apple to instead source some or the entire camera modules from LG.
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As for the camera within the iPhone 7, there isn’t any phrase on what enhancements could also be launched. If the iPhone 7 Plus is ready to see main beneficial properties in picture high quality, it stands to cause the iPhone 7 can even see vital enhancement, even whether it is applied outside of a dual-lens system. Renderings and drawings the iPhone 7 depict a bigger camera cutout, maybe to accommodate an improved sensor, and Optical Picture Stabilization, beforehand restricted to larger-screened devices, is a chance.
7. Smart Connector?
An image of a device said to be the iPhone 7 Plus has surfaced, depicting a Smart Connector on the back of the machine. The Smart Connector is a function launched within the iPad Pro, used to connect with equipment just like the Good Keyboard.
A Smart Connector has additionally been pictured in design drawings from Mac Fan and in January design blueprints sourced from Apple provider Catcher, each of which depict it as a function restricted to the iPhone 7 Plus.
6. Design Probably like iPhone 6s
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus blueprints reportedly sourced directly from Taiwan-based Apple provider Catcher have been leaked in Could, showing to verify the removing of the headphone jack in each models. The 2 designs within the blueprints additionally characteristic protruding cameras, with the iPhone 7 utilizing a bigger single camera and the iPhone 7 Plus adopting a dual-lens camera as has been rumored. There isn’t a second speaker in place to switch the headphone jack, casting doubt on rumors suggesting the gadgets could have stereo sound.
The primary picture (above) depicts the blueprint of the iPhone 7, with no Good Connector situated on the rear of the machine. There have been conflicting rumors on whether or not the iPhone 7 will embrace a Smart Connector, however the second blueprint (below) depicts the iPhone 7 Plus with a Smart Connector, suggesting the bigger-screened iPhone will maybe embrace the connector whereas the smaller iPhone 7 is not going to.
5. Redesigned Antenna Bands:
Apple is planning to alter the design of the antenna bands on the system, removing the thick white antenna bands which can be situated throughout the back of the iPhone 6s rear shell. The bands positioned on the top, backside, and sides of the gadget are rumored to stay on the new iPhone, however the rear bands are eradicated for a cleaner look. As for the thinner Lightning port, whereas Apple plans to slim it down, it’ll proceed to be compatible with current the Lightning connector and Lightning cables.
Rumors on the rear camera have different. Some rumors level in the direction of a camera that protrudes much less or not at all, whereas a picture of an alleged iPhone 7 Plus includes a camera that continues to protrude. The iPhone 7 will function a bigger camera sensor whereas the iPhone 7 Plus will embrace a dual-lens camera.
Some unconfirmed rumors concerning the new iPhone’s design recommend it may have a strengthened, waterproof body that ditches Apple’s traditional aluminum casing for “new compound supplies whereas additionally incorporating a touch sensitive Home button, however a few of these rumors don’t mesh with data pointing in direction of minor design adjustments. Improved water resistance is anticipated as a result of elimination of the headphone jack.
4. Upgraded Processor
Inner specs for the new iPhone aren’t but identified, however we are able to speculate Apple will continue on its path of introducing extra powerful, efficient devices with every design iteration. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to include next-era A10 processors manufactured by TSMC.
There are rumored to be some distinguishing features between the iPhone 7 and the larger-screened iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 could ship with 2GB RAM, whereas the iPhone 7 Plus might embrace 3GB RAM, and there’s stated to be a unique camera system within the iPhone 7 Plus that makes use of two cameras as an alternative of 1 with 2-3x optical zoom and improved efficiency in low-light situations. The new iPhone will seemingly proceed to make use of a normal single-lens camera as multiple sources have stated the dual lens camera is unique to the 5.5-inch iPhone.
3. Two Screen Sizes
Apple will proceed releasing two variations of every iPhone, so we are able to count on to see an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus in 2016. Apple is alleged to be planning to stay to the 4.7- and 5.5-inch display sizes it first launched with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
2. Wireless Charging
With the Lightning port getting used for music playback, there can be no method to cost the iPhone 7 whereas headphones are plugged in, which has sparked some hypothesis about wireless charging. Based on one rumor, Apple is exploring wireless charging expertise that might doubtlessly be included within the new iPhone.
Whereas Apple is claimed to be trying into wi-fi charging for the new iPhone 7, there isn’t any assure the function will make it into the completed product, and wi-fi charging could also be a characteristic pushed again to the 2017 iPhone. Additionally it is not clear what methodology Apple would use to implement wi-fi charging.
1. Dual Sim Tray
An element leak suggests the new iPhone might embody twin SIM trays to permit the system to ship and obtain calls and messages from a number of telephone numbers. Dual SIM trays would additionally enable the iPhone 7 to work with a number of carriers on the identical time, splendid for traveling.
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