I believe Apple’s expected to take the wraps off
the new iPhone 7 in September, and at this point, there are plenty of
rumors hinting at more or less significant upgrades planned for the
device. This article presents the most likely of them, along with the
chances to see them happening on the next iPhone.
The iPhone 7 is considered to be Apple’s big chance
to get back on the right track, as the company’s shares are collapsing
while the flagship device has recorded the first decline since launch.
Scheduled to go live in September, the next iPhone
will undoubtedly bring several hardware upgrades, as is the case with
every new model, but also some changes in terms of looks, although
reports in this regard are still mixed on whether Apple is ready to go
for a big overhaul.
We’ll detail the most important features of the
phone in this article, so check out the summary below to see what’s more
or less likely to happen on the iPhone 7.
First and foremost, the iPhone 7 is very likely to
look just like the current generation. Existing leaks have pointed to a
design similar to the 6s, with just two notable changes: the camera will
be moved slightly closer to the side of the phone and is likely to be
bigger while the back antenna lines will be placed on the edges for a
Does that make a big difference? Certainly not, and
it’s hard to believe that Apple can go away that easily since the iPhone
7 is supposed to be a completely new generation. What’s more, it makes
it impossible to use the same cases as on the 6s since the camera has a
new position, despite the fact that, in terms of design, the old and new
models will be 99 percent similar.
Dimensions are very likely to be the same as those
of the 6s, although there are people who claim that the iPhone 7 could
be thinner. If this is a plan, do not expect a significant difference
The same display will be used, so the iPhone 7 will
stick to LCD, as the switch to OLED isn’t planned to happen sooner than
2017 at the earliest. This means the same formed factor will be used, so
it won’t go for the curved approach seen on the Samsung Galaxy S7, for
Probably the same materials will be used, so expect
aluminum to be there too. Most likely, Apple will make it a little bit
more durable too.
CPU and RAM
Just like every new iPhone, the seventh generation
will come with hardware upgrades too, and the CPU and RAM are two of the
sides that are likely to be improved
Without a doubt, the iPhone 7 will come with the A10
and M10 processors, completely new for this generation, which should
provide additional processing power and be optimized for longer battery
life and reduced power consumption.
At the same time, it’s also possible to see 3GB of
RAM installed on the iPhone 7, although this is still unsure. There were
sources saying that 3GB of RAM could only debut on the 2017 iPhone, so
there are 50-50 chances for Apple to go either for the same amount as on
the iPhone 6s or to add an extra of 1GB.
Apple is also expected to improve the fingerprint
sensor and make Touch ID even faster than it currently is on the 6s. One
possible way to make the sensor more advanced is to work with a wet or
dirty finger too, as high-end devices running Android can already do
that. Bigger accuracy is likely to be offered.
There are reports claiming that Apple is also
planning a major overhaul with all-screen front design that would
incorporate the fingerprint sensor, but this is only rumored to happen
Leaks whose legitimacy could not be confirmed
pointed to a Smart Connector installed on some models and allowing the
connection of keyboards and external batteries, but we’re hearing that
Apple is still debating whether to offer this feature right now or on
the next-next iPhone.
The audio jack is also expected to go away and be
replaced with an all-purpose Lightning connector, but this change is
This is the category comprising most of the rumors.
While Apple is expected to improve the battery, the real debate concerns
a potential dual-camera system that might be offered on the iPhone 7.
Already available on some Android models, a dual
camera could help the iPhone 7 improve photo quality, with better focus
or even other features (depending on the purpose that Apple is aiming
for), but reports in this regard are still contradictory.
Some pundits claim that the iPhone 7 will come with a
slightly improved camera while others say that dual camera can be
offered at least on the Plus model. A number of leaks allegedly showed
this dual camera system on the iPhone 7, but sources told us that none
of them was real.
So most likely, the iPhone 7 will feature the same
camera system as on the 6s, probably with an enhanced sensor and
software optimization system for improved quality. The dual camera is
more likely to arrive on the 2017 model.
The upcoming iPhone 7 will certainly debut with the
same 4.7-inch version that continues to be the best-selling model in the
whole series, but as far as the bigger one is concerned, there are also
some contradictory rumors here too.
Although sources have told us that there are “99
percent chances the Plus will be there,” there are some voices claiming
that Apple is also pondering the introduction of a Pro model. This would
be the biggest iPhone to date and would feature exclusive
functionality, such as the aforementioned Smart Connector and dual
The Pro model was believed to come with a 5.7-inch
display, and some people claimed it was likely to replace the Plus
version while others indicated that it would only extend the lineup and
be offered alongside the Plus. On the other hand, we’re hearing that the
Pro model would launch in 2017 if it ever makes the cut.