Tim Cook of Apple Inc. will hold much of the tech world’s attention on Wednesday night when he unveils the latest editions of the iPhone and the popular Apple Watch. This is according to numerous online reports on the two devices, which suggest they will seen for the first time at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on September 7th.
Many iPhone fans hold high expectations for the 7th generation handset. Though Apple remains very tight-lipped about the product, industry experts as well as authority news sites have speculated a lot into its features. The months building up to September are filled with a number of alleged iPhone 7 leaks, impressive renderings and expert comments. The same is true for the near 16 month-old Apple Watch too.
Water won’t kill your iPhone
Rumors suggest that Apple is significantly raising the durability of its flagship product. The iPhone 7 is said to come with improved resistance against dust and water. It is among the biggest features discussed about the device and should come as huge relief to a lot of users. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities assures fans that the iPhone 7 will be instilled with IPX7 water resistance, while other experts predict an IP68 resistance level. Either way, the latest iPhone should offer up to thirty minutes of underwater usage before risking water damage.
Darker iPhone from Apple
A lot suggests that black is color that Apple will push to fore with the iPhone this year. It is thought to be a rather dark yet refreshing twist form the company’s Gold and Rose Gold color options, which have been pushed to the fore in recent years. Matt black and glossy black iPhone 7s have filled the internet in the form of leaks and fan renderings for months. These images are supported by popular online rumors that claim “Space Black” and “Piano Black” may be the iPhone 7’s 2016 colors. The gadget’s previous colors may still be available to choose from. However, more recent outlets peg the iPhone 7 as Apple Inc.’s transition iPhone and say that a few of the old color options will fall away.
Apple uses dual lens setup
As it is every year, Apple is expected to push out two iPhone variants. September has seen the release of the standard iPhone and is Plus version for years. The two devices will vary slightly as they do every generation, with the better camera given to the larger iPhone 7 Plus. Unlike the basic iPhone 7, the 7 Plus will have a dual-lens setup. Two adjacent 12MP cameras will allegedly feature at the top of its rear face. They will each be fixed to different optics which will give users more vivid and details photos.
The iPhone 7 will feature only a single 12MP sensor. However, experts say that both devices will be equipped with a flash and image stabilization.
No standard audio port
The greatest piece of iPhone 7 talk, as well as the most controversial, is the removal of the 3.5mm audio port. It exclusion is thought to be for a few reasons that range from shaving a few millimeters off the product to making a little extra room for a larger battery and other components. Sound plug-in is rumored to be moving to the phone’s lighting port where better sound quality can be derived.
Fans have had mixed reactions about this possible feature, with a lot of them pointing out how the move would render many audio products incompatible with the iPhone 7 range. Apple Inc. may add a special connector cable in the iPhone 7’s standard accessories, but bluetooth
”AirPods” are expected to accompany the device this year.
More Storage from Apple
Apple might be doing away with the 16GB entry level iPhone. Years ago, 16GB was a fairly decent amount of storage. In the age of 4K iPhone images, however, and where a minute of standard recording can eat up to 200Mb, 16GB has become extremely restrictive. It is made worse by the fact that Tim Cook and co. refuse to equip the iPhone with removable storage, meaning the space users have when they buy the iPhone is what they have to put up with.
Relief for this is said to come in for of 32GB entry model. There could be a 128GB model and 256GB.
Other rumors include smart connector features and wireless charging for the Plus model. There are even mild talks of some new display tech. The company’s 3D Touch could replace the home button too, while some expect an iris scanner like the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
The Apple Watch 2 could debut on Wednesday as well. Fans of the electric timepiece look forward to a longer-lasting, more independent and effective gadget.