When is the new iPhone 7 coming out? What new features and design changes can we expect in the iPhone 7? And will it even be called the iPhone 7?
The iPhone 7 is already a hot topic, even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have only been out for a few months. You may be surprised by how much speculation there is about the iPhone 7 already: rumours about the iPhone 7’s release date, its design, specs and features, and even its name.
In 2015 we’re sure to see a next-generation iPhone. But what will the new iPhone 7 (or perhaps iPhone 6s or simply ‘New iPhone’) be like? What new features can we expect in the iPhone 7? And when will the iPhone 7 come out? We round up the evidence to bring you everything there is to know about the iPhone 7 so far.
Bookmark this page and come back regularly for the latest iPhone 7 information, clues, hints and rumours, as well as any leaked photos of the iPhone 7 that emerge; we’ll update the article whenever we hear any worthwhile new information on the subject.
Apple iPhone 7 Features:
The Cupertino Company has known to be a game changer since its early days. From Macintosh to iPod, it has been hailed as a company that does not stick to the rules and gives its users a breakthrough in terms of software, hardware and user experience. With iPhone 7 too, Apple is expected to include some user-friendly and top-class features that will leave you asking for more!
iPhone 7 specs rumours: 3D display
The iPhone 7 could feature a 3D display, according to Economic Daily News, which claims that Apple supply chain partner TPK is working on a project that relates to “naked eye 3D screen” – in other words, a 3D screen that doesn’t require glasses to see.
iPhone 7 specs rumours: Camera
When it comes to the iPhone 7’s camera, the latest reports suggest that it could offer a significant improvement over the camera found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In fact, it could be the biggest camera jump in the history of the iPhone.
iPhone 7 specs rumours: Processor
Samsung is already being pegged as the supplier of Apple’s A9 processor for its next generation of smartphones. The processors are expected to be manufactured using a 14-nanometer design. The new chips are expected to be smaller, more efficient and of course more powerful.
The A8 chip uses a 20-nanometer process, and the majority are manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Analysts have been reporting for some time that Samsung wants to once again become the sole manufacturer of Apple’s chips, and has been offering competitive prices in an attempt to convince Apple to strike a deal; and according to the Inquirer, it has (at least partially) succeeded.
The site, basing its claims on sources quoted in a Korean-language news page, says that Samsung will make three quarters of the A9 chips used in the iPhone 7. (We still believe that Apple itself will design the A9 chip, as it has done with A-class processor chips in the past.)
iPhone 6 Plus has already given a storage options to up to 128GB that makes the microSD card slot absolutely superfluous. Expect the iPhone 7 to set even a better benchmark that most of OEMs would find difficult to beat. It could be 256GB or even unlimited, you never know!
According to the rumors, iPhone 7 is expected to have an in-built projector. This is not going to be the only phone to flaunt this feature as Samsung Galaxy Beam has a built-in projector that enables larger viewing experience via phone. But as we all know, Samsung follows in the footsteps on Apple and it has never been the other way around. May be, Apple would teach Samsung a lesson or two on how to incorporate a new technology! If this rumor comes true, most of users who work at corporate houses and use projectors for PowerPoint presentation would rush to buy it.
iPhone 7 will let you enjoy unhindered Internet streaming with support for 4G connectivity currently offered by AT&T and Sprint.
With such powerful features and specs, the battery needs to be potent enough to juice the device properly. On this front, the indication for new battery technology is pretty strong that will allow you to use iPhone 7 for extended hours on a single charge. What is new here is the battery that will be environmental-friendly and will use the organic materials. This will replace the traditional Li-On battery and is expected to get recharged faster.
Rumor mills are churning out news that App Store for iPhone 7 will be flooded with several innovative applications to engage you even more.
iPhone 7 Release Date
So, when this ‘father of all iPhones’ is going to see the light of day? I am sure many of you will be wondering and looking for the answer to this million dollar question. Well, if rumors are to be believed, the iPhone 7 will be released across the world in the third quarter of the year 2015. If we look at the pattern of Apple’s product lifecycle, it also seems to be true as the company releases its devices in third quarter of every year.
However, we also note that to take on the competition and quick product cycles of Android phones, Apple may have to revise its release cycle of iPhones and change it to twice a year schedule.
iPhone 7 Price
Given its power-packed processor, innovative apps, best ever under-the-hood specs and crisper display, iPhone 7 is going to be costlier than all of its older siblings. On an average, you may end up shelling anywhere between $649 and $849 to own this piece of technological beauty. We are completely clueless whether this pricing include a contract fee or not. However, as Android smartphone market is aggressively taking control of world mobile phone market, we can expect from the California-based company to keep the prices competitive enough to lure the larger segment as well as present an attractive buying proposition to fence sitters.
The height of speculations can go to a pretty crazy point with Apple. Also, we all know that the company always remains tight-lipped about its upcoming devices and software updates, to the level that it signs a MOU with the employees who are testing these.
Only a few devices go outside the company’s premise for real-time testing and the employees, who are chosen to do this, are kept on a tight leash but that does not stop the rumor mills and never going to curb the debate over the features of iPhone 7. Until the time, Apple announces the release date and price for the much-coveted Apple flagship, we must have to agree on the point that iPhone 7 is going to be lighter, smarter, bigger and of course an intuitive smartphone than its predecessors. Meanwhile, let us all wait to get the first glimpse of Apple iPhone 7 with bated breath!