Apple will be holding an event tomorrow, September 7th, during which the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be unveiled.
Even though many experts have termed the upcoming iPhone 7 to be more than boring, the latest revelations could prove otherwise. Courtesy of renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we now have an exclusive list of up to 15 new features that are set to make their way to the new Apple phones.
This list is led by the new True Tone display panels, which should be new to the iPhone range, but are already in use on the iPad Pro range. These displays pack laser-based proximity sensors that will up the response times of the screen. In addition to this, Apple will be doubling all of its storage options, meaning you get an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that packs 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB instead of 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB. As for those who enjoy size, it will also come with an advantage as the larger iPhone 7 Plus will include two 12MP camera lenses on the back.
As for the iPhone 7 variant, you will also enjoy better ambient light sensors that are aimed at improving the quality of images captured in low-light conditions. In addition, the camera LED flash has been upped from two to four.
Rumors have suggested that Apple will do away with the 3.5mm headphone port and apparently, this has also been confirmed in the new leak. Instead, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus buyers will get a 3.5mm-to-Lightning headphone adapter and Lightning EarPods in the iPhone package. If you haven’t been enjoying listening to music on your iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, the new phone will boast a second external speaker as well as an integrated amplifier that is meant to deliver louder and better quality music.
One thing that Apple iPhones have been lacking is water resistance. Apparently, this is going to change with the upcoming iPhone 7. Expect basic IPX7 water resistance, which, even though will represent a huge step up, is still behind the Galaxy S7’s IP68 rating. Apple is also working on changes under the hood of the phones, with the standard iPhone 7 getting 2GB RAM as opposed to the 3GB RAM of the iPhone 7 Plus. There are also new A10 chipsets expected with faster speeds of up to 2.45GHz.
Last year saw Apple debut the iPhone 6S with 3D Touch technology. Being the first time, this pressure-sensitive tech wasn’t of much use. However, the release of iPhone 7 will be accompanied by 3D Touch 2.0, which brings in more distinct haptic feedback. The same haptic feedback is also expected to feature on the Home button as opposed to clicking.
Even though there are very few design changes expected, the two phones will come with the antenna bands on the sides instead of the back, giving the phones a cleaner look than before. The new report also adds that Apple will drop the space gray color variant, but two more colors will make their way in – dark black and piano black. As for the latter color, it will remain exclusive to a limited number of the 256GB model.
Apparently, there is no talk about the phone’s battery capacities, which is one of the most sensitive aspects of a smartphone. Rumors have suggested that Apple will make the biggest upgrades ever, but there is still no word on the specific capacities to feature on the two flagships.
So, is the Apple iPhone 7 still boring considering these massive upgrades? Share your views in the comments below.