September is fast coming, the month that Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7. Apparently, the launch event will take place on September 9, with the official release taking place about a week or two later.
As you wait for the release of this new iPhone 7, don’t get your hopes too high for you might be a little disappointed with the outcome. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the iPhone 6S successor will be some sought of failure from the Cupertino Company. In fact, with Apple’s crumbling iPhone sales, the iPhone 7 might just be what the company needs to turn the tables round.
The iPhone has never disappointed, but this time round, be ready for anything, if the current rumors are to go by. One thing that is for sure is that the iPhone 7 will make sales. There are people who still own the three-year-old iPhone 5S and now the two-year-old iPhone 6 – these are the people that will definitely want to make a jump to the new handset. With this in mind, Apple should be able to make some improvements in the revenue department, but there is a larger problem looming.
There have been numerous rumors about both the iPhone 7 as well as next year’s iPhone 8 if indeed this will be its name. The story is that Apple is saving all the good stuff for the 2017 model that will be used to mark the phone’s 10th anniversary. With such knowledge, it will be hard to satisfy a good number of potential buyers with the upcoming iPhone 7.
Apple will reportedly be coming in with incremental upgrades. This means you get to keep the same design, but with a few touches here and there, while the processing power, graphical capabilities as well as memory access speeds and size are upped. However, these changes are only meant to make sure that the new iPhone 7 meets the lowest standards of a flagship handset.
One major notable change that Apple might bring with the iPhone 7 is the removal of the physical Home button in favor of a capacitive button, but this far away from the innovative nature the iPhone is known for. The story is the same when it comes to the rumored smart connector and even a new blue color variant for that matter. If you thought to have a dual-lens camera technology on the iPhone 7 Plus is innovative, go check out the likes of LG G5 and Huawei P9, which have been here for quite some time now.
To add to these lack-of-innovations iPhone 7 woes, Tim Cook will also be selling a phone that doesn’t have a standard 3.5mm headphone port. How will this affect the sales of this phone? Only time can tell. But with the knowledge that all the good stuff will be coming next year, among them curved OLED displays, waterproof capabilities, wireless charging, and a possible all-glass design, Apple will face an uphill climb as far as convincing buyers that the iPhone 7 is the real deal this 2016.