Every year in September is the same. Apple releases a new flagship smartphone, and people faced with a choice: buy it or wait for the next model? Axiom: have a regular iPhone (4, 5, 6) always new design, but the S-version (4s, 5s, 6s) more stable, faster and more reliable. But this time everything can change — Apple plans to introduce a right S-version of the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and the radical new iPhone 8. MacDigger has found it worth now to go to the store for “seven” or it is more logical to wait for the revolutionary iPhone 8.
An important point about the iPhone 7 – the most recent models are versions of the black housing. The fact is that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in standard colors (gray, gold, pink) very much like the iPhone 6s. Some even call the usual “seven” versions of the iPhone 6ss — little external differences and internal hard to call revolutionary.
In fact, the iPhone 7 with a diagonal of 4.7 inches differs from its predecessor only by the presence of the waterproof housing, the lack of a connector of size 3.5 mm, improved processor (a10 vs A9), modified cameras (both main and front) and implementation Force Touch in the Home key. On paper, the list seems impressive, but with daily use the benefits of the iPhone 7 are not that impressive.
With the iPhone 7 Plus all the more better: in the presence of dual camera with optical zoom and portrait shooting mode, 3 GB of RAM. In addition, thanks to energy-efficient processor-both the “seven” is a bit longer than the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on a single charge.
Antiques at competitive prices
the iPhone 6s has already seriously cheaper (for example, iPhone 6s 32 GB costs from 33 000 rubles for the “gray” sellers), and the iPhone 7 after six months also dropped to reasonable values (from 40 000 rubles for the younger version of the iPhone 7 with 32 GB of internal memory).
Therefore, owners of older iPhones (i.e. those that came out in 2014 and earlier) face a choice: to upgrade to the iPhone 6s (to save money and not much to lose) to invest in the iPhone 7 (to the flagship model without the 3.5 mm Jack) or wait for the iPhone 8 (insides are forced to admire now, although the premiere is still six months).
Strictly speaking, the choice between the iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s depends mainly on the financial possibilities. Of course, it is more logical to take a fresh option. The scenario with the iPhone 8 is not as clear: if you fulfilled all the prophecies of foreign analysts, the talk about the weak innovation will cease for a long time.
So, what will be the next iPhone?
Glass case and wireless charging
The logic of the past six years to replace the iPhone 7 iPhone 7s to arrive. But the scheme is likely crashing. At the end of 2016 sources wrote that in 2017, together with the S-updates will be radically updated iPhone 8 in honor of the anniversary of the smartphone. iPhone 7s outwardly will not differ from its predecessor, unlike the “eight”.
The new flagship should get the all glass case. It is unknown how Apple will deal with the soiled and fragility, the main thing that the iPhone 8 will be very similar to the iPhone 4/4s, which is tacitly considered the most beautiful in history.
Also iPhone 8, allegedly equipped bright, contrast and razor-sharp OLED screen. The display will occupy the entire front panel, the thickness of the part will be minimal, and the Home key, it is possible, just disappear. The fingerprint scanner will be built directly into the display panel of the smartphone.
The screen size will almost certainly increase from 4.7 inches to 5.8 inches. The main area of the display will be 5.2 inches. The rest of the space under the screen is a “functional area”, which is a virtual button.
Novelty can boast of a 10-nm processor Apple A11 (as always — much more powerful than its predecessor), 3 or 4 GB of RAM (with enough) modem Intel (LTE Cat.16 — download 100 GB in less than 13 minutes).
The most promising point — wireless charging. Apple already declared its intention to get rid of the cords once and for all, so you should expect from companies charging device that can feed 8 iPhone at a distance (not 5-10 cm as the other). Of course, the required quick charge function — without it, to release a new flagship just not right.
We should not forget about the update to iOS 11. If screen size really changes, the most anticipated feature of the new system will be a multiwindow operating mode, which on the iPhone is still not available.
To summarize: according to today’s reports, Apple will unveil a luxurious and high-tech gadget with a gorgeous screen and truly wireless charging. For this you can wait for the fall, quietly saving money every month and hoping that all the predictions will come true.
But there is a cheerless scenario: it is possible that in September Apple iPhone 7s proanonsirovat only with a slightly improved processor, more advanced camera and other secondary functions. Then, unfortunately, the rigors of the prolonged expectations are not met.