Mark Gurman (formerly from 9to5Mac), reporting for Bloomberg, has shed more light on what we can expect for Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 7’ upgrade, and the news reaffirms previous rumours on the next-generation smartphone.
‘iPhone 7’ won’t have a brand-new design, breaking away from Apple’s traditional two-year cycle refreshes, but rather retain the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays and have minor external tweaks, such as revamped antenna lines on the rear, note unnamed sources.
The major changes will include a dual-camera system for the 5.5-inch model only, haptic feedback Home button on both models, and removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack to be replaced by a second speaker.
The dual camera setup for the ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ only, is set to enhance photography in all environments:
The dual cameras on the larger new iPhone will produce brighter photos with more detail, according to a person who has used a prototype version of the upcoming device. Both sensors, which each capture color differently, simultaneously take a picture, and the device produces a single, merged photograph, said the person.
The dual system sharpens photos taken in low-light environments, the person said. The combination of the merged photos from the two camera sensors also allows users to zoom while retaining more clarity, the person added. The smaller version of the new phones will not include dual lenses, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said earlier this year.
Alleged iPhone 7 dummy models
Numerous so-called ‘iPhone 7’ leaks and dummy models have proliferated in China and beyond, showcasing what appears to be the possible design of the next iPhone.
Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported Apple’s next iPhone won’t have a major redesign, plus also noted the headphone jack is set to disappear—while finally starting with 32GB of storage standard, instead of 16GB.
Sources also told the Journal next year’s 10th anniversary iPhone is set to be a major refresh, which could have an all-new edge-to-edge OLED display.
All signs point to this year’s iPhone having a tweaked design instead of a major refresh. Are you going to upgrade this year or will you be holding off for next year’s 10th anniversary iPhone?