On the eve of the announcement of the iPhone 7 the Internet is replete with all sorts of leaks about the upcoming flagship. The autumn presentation of the new Apple smartphones going on for almost ten years and there is no reason to believe that this year will be different. Further that we already know about the new product a month before the official show.
This year, Apple traditionally will show two models – 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. Almost all sources say that the new product will be called iPhone 7, but almost all of them come from the fact that Apple still strictly alternated “numbered” and “S-version”, presenting them in a year. But with it agree not all. For example, a German blog claimed that the new iPhone will be called iPhone 6se due to minor changes in terms of design.
Judging by leaked to the network engineering drawings of smartphones will change the shape of strips that will gently encircle the casing, and the thickness of the iPhone 7 will be 0.1 mm larger than the iPhone 6s. The rest of the dimensions of the smartphone will be exactly identical to the predecessors. For iPhone 7 they will be 138,3 x 67,1 x 7.2 mm, and the iPhone 7 Plus — 158,2 x 77,9 x 7.3 mm. the Specified thickness does not include projection of the camera, which was unable to remove neither the one nor the other.
That in iPhone 7 Apple will refuse to use a 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones, already there can be little doubt. The vacated space will give Apple another speaker or a microphone. According to the latest leaks, the second speaker grille iPhone 7 may carry a decorative function under a multi-hole is the microphone, while others will remain for symmetry.
While not completely clear, will decide if the company can compensate for the lack of audio interface new connector Smart Connector that provides bi-directional data transfer. In theory, the connector will allow to connect to the smartphone keyboard, and other accessories. In any case, the Smart Connector may receive only a 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
The camera of iPhone 7 will be much better. Of course, Apple improves the quality of shooting their smartphones every year, but in the seventh it will be on a new level. 12 megapixel camera 4.7-inch model will get a larger lens and optical image stabilization. In the older and expensive modification of the iPhone 7 Plus is a dual camera. The 5.5-inch model will also get 3 GB of RAM.
The display size will remain the same as in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Diagonal of 4.7 and 5.5 inches. But the screen resolution can increase to Full HD at compact models and to have a Quad HD 5.5-inch version. Range of colors have added a new shade of Black Space.
Apple will pay special attention to the operation time in Autonomous mode. In recent years, the company managed to increase the operation time of the MacBook twice. Before laptops worked without recharging for 5 hours, but the new models are “live” all 10. This effect is achieved largely thanks to more energy efficient processors and less greedy software. Probably this success, Apple will try to repeat with the iPhone 7 thanks to the new generation chip the Apple A10 and a more capacious battery. According to sources, the battery is new it will be 14% more than iPhone 6s.
One of the most interesting insider says that the iPhone 7 will be dustproof and waterproof. It should be noted that the iPhone 6 although not stated as waterproof, yet can withstand short-term immersion. Videoblogger even managed to leave the smartphone in water for an hour, and after that it worked as if nothing had happened. It was the first rumors about the “official” water resistance next smartphone.
If the latest rumor is confirmed, the new iPhone smartphone mechanical key for the first time will replace the touch counterpart. It is expected that this innovation is connected with the desire of Apple to make the iPhone more ergonomic and to save buyers from dubious and expensive replacement of worn-out keys.
Apple rarely changes the price tags, so it was expected that the iPhone 7 will remain at the same level. Now iPhone 6s 16 GB of memory sells for $650 dollars, and a model with 64 GB on Board for $750. Sources in Asia, however, claim that in Cupertino have decided to refuse to release the 16-Gigabyte model of the iPhone 7, making the base model with 32GB of flash memory, and at the same time to stimulate demand by lowering prices on their smartphones.
It is alleged that the iPhone 7 with 32GB of storage will be $550, which is $100 cheaper base model iPhone 6s with 16 GB of flash memory. Media give plausible explanation: the cost of producing the iPhone 7 will be lower than in the case of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Reliable information about the cost of 128 – and 256-Gigabyte models.
While the gray area is what Apple will introduce with the iPhone 7. Since the 3.5 mm Jack will leave the new device, almost certainly the company will offer new solutions. It can be a Lightning version of the Apple EarPods, the new wireless model and an adapter with a Lightning to 3.5 mm.
Complete Lightning headphones will be compatible only with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, but the conversion to digital will allow you to place the headphones in their own digital-to-analog Converter (DAC), so the quality of sound output is completely independent of the built-in audio gadget. The headset will be appreciated by fans of quality sound.
One thing is almost certain — the old headphones need to be replaced. Therefore if you are thinking about buying a new good “ears” for iPhone and plan to buy the iPhone 7 as soon as it comes out — worth the wait. The purchase may be in vain.
The official announcement of the next-generation iPhone is expected in the first half of September 2016. The most probable date is called the Wednesday, September 7. Last year Apple announced smartphones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s also on Wednesday, September 9, and sales of new products launched on September 25. In Russia sales of the “Apple” flagship began exactly a month. It is likely that this year the iPhone 7 in the countries of the second wave will be available from October 14.
Judging by the frequent leaks, mass production of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has already started. Analysts predict that by the end of the year, Apple sells 70 to 80 million smartphones. According to analysts, one sold the iPhone 7 Plus will have two iPhone 7.