iPhone 7 to Shoot Video in 4K at 60FPS, Claims Vietnamese Source

Most of the information various reliable sources have so far leaked about the iPhone 7 are true, claims Vietnamese site Tinhte (via 9to5Mac), alleging that it has used a working 4.7-inch iPhone 7 unit just two days ahead of the Apple media event.

Iphone 7 mockup

One of the major and yet unreleased pieces of information is that the iPhone 7 is allegedly capable of recording 4K video at 60 frames per second, up from the 4K at 30 fps of the currently available iPhone 6s, and apparently this will be a unique feature of the handset, as no other smartphones are able to do that.

This feature could be a reason why Apple decided to scrap the 16 GB storage for the entry-level iPhone and double the storage options to 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB, as videos shot in 4K require “some” space.

The Vietnamese report says whispers about a new dark iPhone colour were true and adds that the Apple logo on the back of the device is also matte on this black finish. There is a slight change in design: The volume buttons are just placed directly on the outer body.

Previous reports mentioned that the iPhone 7 would be waterproof, and the Vietnamese site mentions the presence of a rubber seal at the SIM tray, which could serve as an evidence of that.

As for the Home button, Tihnte says it uses Force Touch technology and no longer clicks but gives haptic feedback instead.

The Vietnamese report doesn’t underpin the statements with images, but we must note that Tihnte has published reliable information in the past. Still, it is recommended that you take the information with a grain of salt, at least until Apple confirms it on Wednesday.