With iPhone 7?s September launch date drawing closer, the hype around the next in line mobile device continues to build and several leaks have given a somewhat clearer picture of what Apple enthusiasts can expect from an Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 7 is largely expected to follow the same design pattern of the iPhone 6S (on discount) and 6S Plus, as leaks now have confirmed several of the past rumors. The recent schematics leaked by Dutch site, techtastic.nl, revealed that the iPhone 7 will be slightly thicker and shorter than the current iteration. Though overall design pattern remains the same, a somewhat pixelated image showed a larger camera lens and as long been rumored, the device also does away with the 3.55mm audio output. Apple seemingly has even redesigned the antenna system to make the rear of the device look neater.
A report on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) also indicated that the iPhone 7 is losing the 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, Apple will be supplying ear buds that will be plugged into a lightning charging point. This has been done to make the new phone thinner as well as water resistant.
Furthermore, the report confirmed that the regular 4.7-inch iPhone is expected to get a single camera with a better sensor. In addition, the new iPhones are expected to have more storage for photos. Instead of 16GB as a starting point for the entry-level iPhone, the new starting point will be 32GB, and a second option of 128GB internal storage.
iPhone 7 Plus
The WSJ report also indicated that the 5.5-inch display iPhone 7 Plus model is expected to have twin camera lenses to improve overall photo quality and add depth-of-field effects. This was further confirmed by an Indian site, PriceRaja blog, which showed a leaked image from the Foxxcon Internal Symposium that shows a dual lens camera set-up. The phone, however, is said to feature the same iPhone 6S 12MP iSight camera.
The iPhone 7 Plus will also include a 256 GB storage variant in addition to the 32GB and the 128GB models. Rumors have also indicated that the Plus model will feature 3GB of RAM in comparison to the 2GB onboard the smaller screen version.
Both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be packing the all new A10 chipset and will come loaded with Apple?s iOS 10, which reports indicate is also pretty easy to jailbreak. In addition, reports have confirmed wireless charging and water-resistant body of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, something that is quite common on Android phones.
Several rumors also indicate that the iPhone 7 will have radical changes like upgrading the current LCD screen to an OLED display while an all glass enclosure design remains unconfirmed. Another significant change expected is a flush home button which is reportedly not showing on the iPhone 7. It is largely expected that Apple will be waiting for 2017 to release a radical iPhone 8 as the company adapts to slower sales.