Although September is still 5 months away, leaks about this year’s iPhone are coming out of the woodwork very quickly. So what have we heard so far about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 PLUS?
The most obvious and concrete fact that everybody knows is the phone’s release date. Apple introduced smaller devices in the iPhone SE and the iPad Pro 9.7 last month, but the Apple event that everybody always looks forward to is in September. This event has taken place every September for as long as anybody can remember and it shouldn’t be any different this year. In this event, Apple’s main event includes the introduction of their yearly iPhone model, this year being the iPhone 7 and 7 PLUS. In addition to that, they will most likely introduce other devices, including a MacBook, an iPad and their much anticipated iOS 10, which is expected to contain small but much demanded changes to the user interface.
Another fact that we can all assume will be correct is the phone’s price. iPhones are generally at the higher end of the price scale and with the introduction of new technologies such as 3D touch, prices are expected to rise. We can take a sample from the iPhone 6S and 6S PLUS and assume that the price at release will be £539 for a 16GB version, £619 for 64GB, and £699 for the 128GB model.
The past sixth generation of the iPhone (6 and 6S) have maintained the same design overall, which was a dramatic change over the fifth. With the seventh generation up next, we can expect some somewhat significant design changes.
The iPhone 7 Camera
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One rumour is the change to the iPhone 7’s camera. The phone’s infamous camera will most likely maintain it’s 12 MP status from last year’s variant, however there have been many rumours about the hardware side of the camera, with many claiming that it will once again be laid flat across the back of the phone, meaning that the small camera bump found on the iPhone 6 and 6S will be gone. Other rumours state that the iPhone 7 will have a dual-lens camera, which will allow for high quality and more accurate photographs. It is interesting to see how a dual-lens camera will change the iPhone’s camera software capabilities.
With the camera bump gone, the iPhone's white antenna lines are expected to
The iPhone 7 Headphone Jack
One of the most controversial rumours that have gotten widespread attention is the removal of the headphone jack. iPhone 7 and 7 PLUS is expected to remove the phone’s headphone jack and replace it with another set of speakers, which has thrown off many potential buyers. Apple is expected to promote the use of wireless headphones or create a unique type of headphone for it’s Lightning port. Other sources are claiming that the iPhone will still maintain a headphone jack, however make it 2mm thin instead of the regular 3.5mm size.
Other bits of information that have been trickling out surrounding this year’s model include the phone having waterproof capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge recently retained their waterproof status and it’s a good time for Apple to enter that market. Additionally, the iPhone 7 and 7 PLUS should have an OLED screen instead of its regular its IPS panels, which will improve the screens sharpness and responsiveness.
Interested in more information about the iPhone 7 and 7 PLUS? Stayed tuned in the coming months for more information and rumours!