Even though Apple’s next-generation iPhone won’t be releasing until fall 2016, rumours of the device have been pouring in since January this year. We’ve have gathered a lot of details about the upcoming iPhone, giving us a pretty good idea as to what we can expect when it finally launches.
Here’s everything we know so far about Apple’s next-generation iPhone.
It won’t be called the iPhone 7
To kick things off, there have been several reports suggesting that Apple could drop the traditional numbered nomenclature for the upcoming iPhone. Instead, reports suggest the next iPhone will be dubbed as the iPhone Pro. Quite contrary to earlier reports which claimed that the new iPhone would be called the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro.
Apple to continue releasing two variants of the iPhone
We can expect Apple to continue with the trend of releasing two variants of the iPhone, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes just like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Though several reports also suggested that Apple will also launch a 5-inch variant and a massive 6-inch variant alongside the regular 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions.
Reports indicate that the upcoming iPhone’s design will feature subtle changes as it’ll get the same design language we saw with the iPhone 6S. Though Apple might fix the ugly camera bump on back to give it a more flush finish. In addition, antenna bands are expected to be relocated from the back to the top, bottom and sides of the phone. While on the front we can expect to see a relocated ambient light sensor along with a longer earpiece. And with the removal of the standard 3.5mm jack, the next iPhone’s thickness is expected to shrink by up to 1mm.
Processor, Storage, Camera
Apple is planning to make 32GB as default storage in iPhone 7 and will ditch its 16GB variants. While as per a report released by an IHS Technology analyst, the next iPhone’s storage could go up to a massive 256GB of internal storage.
Apart from increased storage, the next-generation iPhone will rock a dual-camera setup just the like the one found on the LG G5. Reports also indicate the possibility of VR support in camera to capture immersive VR videos without the use of an external camera.
Under the hood, the upcoming iPhone is expected to get next-generation A10 processors. There also rumours suggesting that the iPhone 7 might feature 2GB of RAM, while its plus sized variant is expected to get 3GB of RAM.
iPhone Dual-SIM could become a reality
A recent leak also indicates the possibility of a dual-SIM tray on the upcoming iPhone 7. The leak comes via a repair shop in China who have posted pictures of the upcoming iPhone’s internal components, and one of these images shows a dual-SIM tray.
Pricing and availability
September is a month when Apple usually launches its next-generation of iPhones. And this year seems no different as the Cupertino-based giant is expected to launch new iPhones this fall sometime in September. As far as pricing goes, Chinese website Weibo suggests the price of different iPhones as follows:
- 32GB variant of the iPhone 7— CNY 5288 (Rs. 52,983)
- 64GB variant of the iPhone 7– CNY 6088 (Rs. 60,999),
- 256GB edition of the iPhone 7– CNY 7088 (Rs. 71,018)
- 32GB version of the iPhone 7 Plus— CNY 6088 (Rs. 60,999),
- 128GB version of the iPhone 7 Plus– CNY 6888 (Rs. 69,014),
- 256GB version of the iPhone 7 Plus– CNY 7888 (Rs. 79,014)
- 32GB variant of the iPhone 7 Pro– CNY 7088 (Rs. 71,018)
- 128GB version of the iPhone 7 Pro– CNY 7888
- 256GB version of the iPhone 7 Pro– CNY 8882 (Rs. 89,000)
Apple is also said to release Apple wireless AirPods alongside the launch of iPhone 7. We expect more details emerging the near future. Till then, keep checking this space for the latest updates.