Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro (Plus) in the next few months. Usually, this happens in September and if there is no change whatsoever, the successors to iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will be ready for purchase when approaching the end of the same month, just like with previous cases.
At the moment, there are quite a number of rumors doing rounds regarding the next iPhone flagship. If anything is to be deduced from the rumors and speculations, it seems Apple will not be making any huge changes to the design of the two phones when compared to last year’s models. The main focus here is to step up the internal specs of the phone and probably leave the aesthetic changes to 2017 or 2018 for that matter.
Standard iPhone 7 camera to feature OIS
When Apple introduced the slightly larger 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in 2014, some of the differentiators of the two phones, apart from the sheer size, had everything to do with the cameras. While the standard iPhone 6S also comes without OIS on the rear snapper, it is believed this will be included in the next 4.7-inch iPhone 7, something that has previously been preserved for the 5.5-inch models.
With OIS, users will be promised of better photos even when the camera is in motion or in poor light conditions.
Apparently, the company behind supplying iPhone 7 Pro dual camera systems is Sony. The phablet is rumored to be working on coming in with a dual-camera setup, something that LG G5 and Huawei P9 already offer. However, the latest reports claim that Sony is already behind schedule and as such, Apple has sought further help from LG with respect to these camera modules. One reason behind Sony’s delay is the earthquake that hit one of its production plants in Kumamoto last month.
Since the companies will be working to produce camera modules that are based on the specifications provided by Apple, don’t expect any differences in their functionality and quality. Speaking of quality, it also seems that Apple will be using some plastic on its next iPhone 7 as opposed to the all-metal design that is considered premium. A recently-leaked image showed some plastic strips located at both the bottom and top of the device to give room for the antenna signal’s passage.