Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7, rumors roundup

By Saad Mughal on
July 12, 2016
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The iPhone 7 is expected to be launched about two months from now. Rumors and leaks have given us a fair idea of how the device will pan out. The latest iPhone is expected to share the design form of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, with an improved camera and chipset.

The most controversial rumor yet is about the removal of the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack in the phone. Apple will now reportedly rely on Lightning cable headphones (or alternatively, wireless headphones) instead of opting for the 3.5 mm jack. In place of the jack, the iPhone 7 is expected to feature an additional speaker grill. A capacitive Home button is also expected to be favored in place of the physical Home button found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. The primary reason for eliminating the mechanical button is because it is more prone to faults and failures.

The removal of the 3.5 mm jack and physical Home button also leads to the logical conclusion that Apple is looking forward to making the iPhone 7 waterproof and dust-proof. Removing these openings will allow the smartphone to be completely sealed, preventing damage from environmental factors such as dust and moisture.

Just recently, an image of the iPhone 7’s back casing was leaked that shows the change in design. The 4.7″ iPhone 7 will feature a larger camera (approximately 25% wider) than the iPhone 6S. This will allow the sensor to take in more light to produce higher quality images. There is no news about the actual specifications of the camera, yet. The antenna lines have also been redesigned and will be present only on the top and bottom edges of the smartphone.

iPhone 7

The new iPhone will also feature an upgraded processor and graphics chipset, likely to be the Apple A10, for improved performance. Additionally, Apple will drop the 16 GB model for the device and the base model for the iPhone 7 will feature 32 GB of internal storage.

Lastly, the iPhone 7 is also expected to launched with Deep Blue and Deep Black color options instead of the traditional Space Grey color.

Following on from previous years, it is highly expected that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be launched in mid-September, later this year, at a dedicated Apple event.

 
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