Apple Inc. is expected to launch the long-awaited iPhone 7 next month. Rumors suggest that the new iPhone 7 will be similar to the iPhone 6s, but it may be a little thinner. The iPhone will feature a dual-camera system and a re-engineered pressure-sensitive home button, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.
Here’s what we know about the iPhone 7, which is expected to be released on Friday, September 16th, 2016.
The new iPhone models will run iOS 10, the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system. iOS 10 was announced at the company’s WWDC held in San Francisco in June.
iPhone 7 Model
The company will announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new devices will come with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes. A report from Mobipicker suggests that the company is going to launch three iPhone 7 models at the September event, including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro.
The iPhone 7 will get a dual camera system designed to produce brighter photos with more detail. This new camera system will improve the quality of photos taken in low-light environments. “The combination of the merged photos from the two camera sensors also allows users to zoom while retaining more clarity,” Bloomberg reported, citing a person, who has used a prototype version of the new iPhone.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors that the iPhone 7 Plus will come with a dual-lens camera, and the standard iPhone 7 is likely to miss this feature. The analyst also said that the iPhone 7 Plus will get dual-lens iSight cameras and 3GB of RAM for image processing.
Apple Inc. is making changes to home button for the iPhone 7. The new phones will have a pressure-sensitive button that provides feedback to the user via a vibrating haptic sensation rather than a true physical click, according to the report.
No Headphone Jack
Reports suggest that Apple is killing the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the iPhone on the iPhone 7 in favor of connectivity via Bluetooth and the charging port. Apple Insider reported that the company patented a new slimmer headphone jack technology dubbed as D Jack, having a diameter of just 2mm.
Recently, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that the company shouldn’t remove the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. Speaking in an interview with the Australian Financial Review on Wednesday, Wozniak showcased his frustration with the rumors that Apple would erase the audio jack from the iPhone 7. He stated that he would never use Bluetooth because he isn’t too fond of wireless.
The company is reportedly working to develop a new set of wireless earbuds. The Lightning EarPods will be similar to the EarPods but will have a Lightning connector and be so completely wireless that there won’t be a wire connecting the left bud with the right bud.
Apple Watch 2
The company is expected to unveil the next generation of its popular wrist watch at the September event alongside the iPhone 7. Reports suggest that the Apple Watch 2 will boast a new appearance, be less dependent on the iPhone, and crammed with a number of new, distinct and useful features.
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