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Apple Iphone 7 – The Mind Blowing Features You Should Know

As you all know, the whole world is waiting for the release of latest Iphone model,that is the Apple Iphone 7 which would be a great revolution in the smartphone world. As of now, if the rumours are true, it might have some mind-blowing features which i will be explaining in this post.

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Apple Iphone 7 Release

Except that will be a Friday, and it’s much more Apple-like to unveil new products on a Tuesday. Our money is on either Tuesday 6 September 2016, or Tuesday 13 September 2016 – probably the latter.

But the latest reports say that Apple might struggle to meet demand for the iPhone 7 due to damage caused by an earthquake in Taiwain to Apple supplier TSMC’s factories. In early February, reports emerged to suggest that Apple would use TSMC as its sole processor manufacturer, but the earthquake came just days later.

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Don’t be confused by the rumoured Apple iPhone launch event that took place on 21 March. This was for the iPhone SE, the ‘mini’ iPhone that is thought to be the first of several new iPhones launching this year. The firm also announced the new iPad Pro in a 9.7in size.

Apple has ordered 78 million new iPhone units, despite demand for the device plummeting, it is claimed.

Between 72 million and 78 million iPhone 7 devices will be built to cater for demand, according to a new report (via Daily Mail )  that claims it is 10 million more than expected.

Model name
Release date
iPhone
June 2007
iPhone 3G
June 2008
iPhone 3G S
June 2009
iPhone 4
June 2010
iPhone 4S
October 2011
iPhone 5
September 2012
iPhone 5S and 5C
September 2013
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
September 2014
iPhone 6S September 2015
iPhone 7 September 2016 (expected)

 

Apple Iphone 7 price: How much will the Iphone 7 cost?

For its past two iPhone releases Apple has kept the pricing the same. That means we could well see the iPhone 7 costing £539 for a 16GB version, £619 for 64GB, and £699 for the 128GB iPhone 7. Rumour has it, though, that there may well be a 256GB model of iPhone 7, although we think that’s unlikely. If there is, however, expect it to be well into the region of £800. We’ll update this article as more rumours come to light.

Apple Iphone 7 Design

For the past several years, Apple’s iPhone updates have followed a predictable cycle: major design changes in even-numbered years, followed by “under the hood” tech upgrades that keep the same basic physical chassis in odd-numbered “S phone” years. For 2016, then, a total redesign is a near certainty — possibly with some dramatic innovations.

However, the iPhone 7 may buck this trend. According to Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, supply chain murmurs indicate that the iPhone 7 won’t have “any must-have form factor changes,” suggesting that we’ll see only a few modest refinements and perhaps some newer internal components. In this vein, MacRumors has suggested that the iPhone 7 will have a design that’s “very similar” to that of the iPhone 6 and 6S, though without the antenna bands that run across the current generation. And we still expect the company to release two versions of the phone — ostensibly, a standard-sized, 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.

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The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus looked largely similar to the 6 and 6 Plus, which is usually the case with Apple’s ‘S’ models. We are expecting to see something completely new for the iPhone 7, although it’s very likely that it too will come in Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold.

That noted, Apple may introduce a third variant. According to tech blog site Mobipicker, the company has already begun production of its 2016 iPhone lineup. The portfolio would include an iPhone 7, an iPhone 7 Plus — and an iPhone 7 Pro or Plus Premium. Apple device makers Foxconn and Pegatron have reportedly bumped up staff to handle all three versions, reported Mobipicker.

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Another possible look at the iPhone 7 comes via weibo and is a photograph rather than a render. It matches the look of the above renders, once again not showing the smart connector.

In terms of dimensions for the iPhone 7, a shot via nowhereelse, appears to show that the iPhone 7 will be 67.12×138.3mm in size. That matches the iPhone 6S so the phone won’t be changing in size if this is correct. It also shows a single hole for the camera which looks larger than previous models.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, this dual-lens camera will be exclusive to the 5.5in iPhone 7 Plus.

The leaked photo appears to show a much wider camera slot that seems to house not one but two camera lenses. Though no one has any idea what Apple is planning with a dual-lens setup, companies in the past have used them for features including 3D photography, and the ability to refocus an image after it has been taken.

The three dots at the bottom look like the Smart Connector on the iPad Pro modles so perhaps the iPhone 7 will work with some kind of smart case or it could be used for easier charging via a dock.

Iphone 7 rumours: Waterproof protection

It’s possible the new iPhone 7 could be waterproof. In March 2015 a new patent revealed that Apple is investigating ways to make future iPhones waterproof without needing to compromise on the design, a change that never made it into the 6s and 6s Plus. Instead of adding armour to the outside of the iPhone to protect it from water, the method would coat electronic components found inside the iPhone in a protective waterproof material that would prevent them from getting damaged should water find its way in. Clever.

iPhone 7 to ‘dry itself by shooting water out of its speakers’

If waterproofing the internals of the iPhone 7 doesn’t sound impressive enough to you, the next rumour might. A patent was published on 12 November which suggests that the iPhone 7 could be waterproof – but not by creating a watertight body, or even waterproofing the internals. Instead, the patent suggests that the iPhone could dry itself by pumping water (or any other liquid, for that matter) out of the device via its speaker grills. Pretty cool, eh?

The concept is centred around modules within the speakers that can be made more or less hydrophobic, depending on the electrical charge applied to them. That way, when liquid is detected in the iPhone, the modules would be activated in such a way that it’d move the liquid across them and eventually out of the speaker grills. We love this idea, but we’re not holding our breath that this will be featured in the iPhone 7 – maybe the 8 or 9, though.

Iphone 7 rumours: Wireless charging

New reports that emerged at the end of January 2016 suggest Apple is working on wireless charging behind the scenes, but the bad news is this special type of wireless charging that doesn’t require users to place the phone on a charging mat isn’t expected to arrive until 2017.

It’s been rumoured that wireless charging is coming to iPhone for a long time now, but the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus arrived in September with no such feature, disappointing many. One of the reasons the iPhone doesn’t currently offer wireless inductive charging is because the technology has never previously worked through aluminium, which the iPhone is made with. But in July, Qualcomm revealed that its latest wireless breakthrough now does work through metal, so it’s finally a possibility for Apple.

But Apple reportedly wants to take wireless charging one step further. Bloomberg says that the company is “exploring cutting-edge technologies that would allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than the charging mats used with current smartphones.”

Iphone 7 rumours: e-SIM

Another touted feature for the latest iPhone that didn’t see daylight and may be reserved for the iPhone 7 is that it will have an e-SIM. Recent reports suggest that it could be the end of days for the traditional SIM card, with a possible introduction of a simpler option. An e-SIM is an electronic SIM card which would replace the physical SIMs used today and instead will opt for a virtual embedded equivalent. Rumours suggest that both Apple and Samsung are in talk with the GSMA (organisation that represents the interest of mobile operators) to use a standardised e-SIM in future handsets.

What are the benefits of having an e-SIM? First things first, it’ll make switching carriers easy and should allow for more flexible roaming. The idea is that with a standardised e-SIM, you’ll be able to make a call and switch operators without having to insert a specific SIM card. This idea translates to roaming too, as it’ll be much easier to switch to a local network if you’re looking to spend a long period of time in a particular country.

You can also wave goodbye to SIM adaptors! If you’ve ever had to go from a nano-SIM device to a micro-SIM device, you’ll know exactly what we mean.

Iphone 7 with a glasses-free 3D display?

According to Economic Daily News, the iPhone 7 could feature a 3D display – but not just any 3D display, but one that doesn’t require the use of those annoying 3D glasses. The website claims that Apple supply chain partner TPK is working on a project that could produce a glasses-free 3D display, though we’re not holding out much hope for this as its been done before (remember the LG Optimus 3D?) and has never done well.

Iphone 7 with sidewall display?

There are some rumours to suggest that the iPhone 7 could have some new design features, though we’d take these rumours with a pinch of salt.

The speculation about a new design stems from an Apple patent that was published in 2015. It describes what Apple calls “sidewall displays,” similar to the display found on the Galaxy Note Edge, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+.

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Apple Iphone 7 features

Sapphire Glass – According to the last rumors, the new iPhone 7 may feature Sapphire glass instead of Corning’s Gorilla glass that is being used in current iPhone. Sapphire glass is pretty much tough glass which is not easily breakable and the company is already using it in iWatch. It would be fair decision if Apple decides to use the same glass in new iPhone as well. As per Macworld, Apple is backing Arizona based plant run by G T Advanced Technologies that can be used to manufacture iPhone display.

Button-less design – The company may ditch its traditional design and come up with all new button-less design for its new iPhone 7. The home button which is being used in current iPhone can be eliminated completely to provide bigger space on the screen.

Wireless Charging – The rivals like Samsung is already offering wireless charging facility to the customer which is pretty much convenient. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge can be charged wirelessly and the customers have appreciated this facility. Apple can’t afford to lag behind its rivals and it makes sense for the company to allow iPhone 7 charge wirelessly.

Improved iSight Camera – To enhance the picture quality, Apple might use iSight camera which will help you take bright and clear picture through its anticipated 13 megapixel primary camera. The iPhone 7 will be able to take pretty much better picture through its 8 megapixel secondary camera as well.

Water and dust proof – To give maximum protection to such premium device, the California based techie planing to make iPhone 7 Water as well as dust proof. According to the rumors, the phone will be waterproofed to iP67 standard which is meant for making devices water and dust proof. As per IP67 the device wouldn’t get damaged if it submerged under 1 meter water for 30 mins.

OLED display – The latest rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 may feature OLED display instead of LCD which is currently being used. OLED screen generates its own light to illuminate however LCD screen requires back light to glow.

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With the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Apple finally budged on some of the specifications it has refused to change for years, such as the 12Mp iSight camera, up from 8Mp in the 6 and 6 Plus. It’s likely that Apple will stick with that 12Mp camera for some time to come, although one thing it still refuses to improve is the screen resolution. With rival smartphones now offering Quad- and Ultra-HD screens, we hope that Apple might bump up its pixel count in the iPhone 7 – perhaps to the 400ppi level of the Plus models.

Back to the camera briefly and the latest details suggest that Sony won’t be able to keep up with the schedule so Apple will have to move to LG Innotek, according to Nomura Securities via Barron’s Asia. This means that the 4.7in sized iPhone is now tipped to have optical image stabilisation (OIS), not just the larger Plus model.

Apple might stick with the 4.7in and 5.5in screen sizes, but with so many phones having a 5in or larger screen it could well move to 5- and 5.7in models and look at ways of increasing the screen-to-body ratio, which is fairly low compared to some phones right now.

In early March we heard rumours that there would be not just two iPhones launching in September, but three, with the third dubbed the iPhone Pro. This is expected to be based on the iPhone 7 Plus, but even more premium with a dual-lens camera.

Some of the latest rumours we’ve seen talk of an OLED screen, with Apple having been in talks with LG and Samsung, although this is expected to make an appearance in 2017’s iPhone 7s rather than the iPhone 7 that will launch in September 2016.

Expect the usual performance upgrades, with the new Apple A10 processor and embedded M10 motion co-processor. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were the first iPhones to finally get 2GB of RAM, and expect this to stay the same in the iPhone 7.

The iPhone 7 will ship with iOS 10 installed. Expect Apple to unveil iOS 10 (or iOS X?) at WWDC in June 2016.

 

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Apple Iphone 7 Security

Though security hasn’t often been a major focus of the iPhone rumor mill, the biggest Apple story of 2016 involved Apple’s battle with the FBI over just that. The Financial Times reported that Apple is working on ways to encrypt data stored via its iCloud service, which could further frustrate law enforcement agencies in investigations. And according to the New York Times, Apple engineers are now working on new security measures to prevent iPhone-hacking.

One hopes that this development will bring security closer to the fore for both smartphone consumers and manufacturers. If nothing else, it’s an issue with all kinds of interesting ramifications for issues ranging from the iPhone’s user interface to its privacy settings.

 

Apple Iphone 7 Display

There is a particularly durable rumor about a sapphire display, which would offer a higher degree of scratch and shatter-resistance than the current models’ Gorilla Glass. In fact, the higher-end Apple Watch models have sapphire displays — as well as OLED technology that provides best-in-class black levels, contrast and colors on a growing assortment of smartphones (including the Samsung Galaxy S7).

 

Apple Iphone 7 Connections

One of the most most widely speculated upon topics to date involves the connectivity standards the iPhone 7 will support. Rumor has it that Apple may potentially omit the 3.5mm headphone jack, a standard on every preceding iPhone, in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector. This would accommodate a thinner chassis — perhaps shaving off as much as one millimeter. And there is fact to support this thesis: Philips showed off Lightning-only headphones earlier in 2015, though they apparently have yet to be released.

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According to Barclays analysts, however, as reported by AppleInsider, the iPhone 7 will indeed omit a 3.5mm headphone jack. But, in its traditional place will be a second speaker, powered by an amp manufactured by Cirrus Logic. The analysts also countered recent rumors suggesting that the iPhone 7 would have dynamic noise cancellation, suggesting that it will use a digital codec instead.

For a moment, the prospect of a Smart Connector surfaced as a possibility, but that appears to have faded. So how about swapping out Lightning for USB Type-C? Despite its growing ubiquity as the standard for other smartphones, tablets and PCs, it feels unlikely. Yes, Apple made USB-C the only connector in its 2015 MacBook revamp, but the company has elsewhere doubled-down on Lightning in the past year, adding it to new Mac accessories, Beats speakers, the iPad Pro’s Pencil accessory and the new iPhone Smart Battery Case.


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