IPhone is most awaited smartphone of every year and this year not only for users it is much important for Apple to continue its legacy in tech world. Looking at some previous releases and the whole technology world, it seems company is missing Steve Jobs’ vision and a unique thinking. This year with the release of IPhone, Apple will prove where the company stands in today’s fast paced smart world.
- Bye Bye Headphone jack!
Apple is all set to eliminate the age old 3.5 mm headphone jack from the new IPhone 7. Removing headphone jack provides extra room for a speaker and also improves water resistance.
Last year a rumor waved that Apple is working on an audio format which works faster than .mp3 and even .m4a, so it is very much possible you may not see the headphone jack in 2016 IPhone. Apple may include lightening connector headphones in the box. But a question arises, how to use your old headphones with new IPhone? Well Apple has answered this many times previously with proprietary adapters!!
- Improved water resistance
This is one feature that users across the globe wish for their IPhones. Competitor brands such as Samsung currently provides IP67/68 certified water proofing to their flagship smartphones. Removing the headphone jack excludes one slot from the IPhone and it increases the water resistance of the phone by certain extent. And in 2016 where people use their smartphone everywhere, it makes sense to increase the water resistance of the phone.
- Dual lens setup
IPhones are always best with their cameras. One of the most confirmed rumor of the next IPhone is that the plus size model will feature a dual camera setup. Not one, but 2 ISIGHT camera. Dual lens help in after focusing of the image and also increases the exposure, clarity and overall image quality. There is no increase in camera resolution, so it still remains at 4k same as IPhone 6s.
Last year with the release of IPhone 6s in a new rose gold color, Apple got a great response for new color in IPhone. People around the world loved the new color. Now with the release of IPhone 7, this year Apple analysts are confirming a new color in IPhone. It may replace the previous one or add a 5th color, which is still not confirmed. Apple released the IPod touch 6th generation in 2015 that featured in darker space grey, it is very much possible that new IPhones could replace existing space grey with darker space grey or maybe space black. Also Chinese companies confirm that there is a space blue color in new IPhone.
- New design for Antenna bands
Most hated thing about the design of the current IPhone is antenna bands. This design was introduced in IPhone 6 back in 2014 and continued its way in IPhone 6s but, Apple is now getting rid of the antenna bands and giving it a more cleaner look in the upcoming IPhone 7.
- 3D touch based home button
With the release of IPhone 6s in 2015 Apple introduced 3D touch to the world. 3D touch uses multilevel pressure sensitive display to communicate with your device easily. Looks like, Apple is taking 3D touch to the next level in 2016.
Years-old home button which now clicks is going to be replaced by the newer 3D touch button which will be flushed in display. It will be a touch button but users will get the feel of a click, that’s the magic of 3D touch. Apple used 3D touch or force touch across all of its devices, it may be force touch track pad or Apple watch and now the new home button.
Availability, Price and Models
IPhone 7 will be announced by Apple at their September event. There are 2 sizes available, IPhone 7 with 4.7 inch of display size and IPhone 7 plus with 5.5 inch of display size. With addition of 4k recording users experience more need for flash memory. Hence the base configuration may be increased from 16 to 32GB.
Hence 32 GB model will be at a price of 749$, 128GB will be priced at 849$ and massive 256GB model will be introduced at 949$ for the smaller IPhone 7 off-contract.
100$ more will be charged for corresponding plus models. Also there is no 3rd pro model available. The plus models may have a changed name as IPhone pros.