Apple Inc. is less than a year away from the reveal of the iPhone 7 and, though that’s almost twelve months of people’s lives, the mania over the big new release is already building. We’re pretty short on rumors about the iPhone 7 specs right now, because of a lack of details from the supply chain, but that hasn’t stopped people from working on a solution to the problem the iPhone 7 presents.
The best source of iPhone 7 specs right now is the iPhone 6S. We can assume that the next big release from Apple will be pretty much the same as the last release in most ways. There’s sure to be some pretty big changes, however, but in order to gauge them we have very little info. For an idea of what they might be, or what they could be in a different universe, here’s a look at some iPhone 7 concepts.
Looking at iPhone 7 concepts
Apple Inc. isn’t going to change the world in any major way with the iPhone 7 specs, at least not in the way that some of those making concept art seem to think is possible. Some of these ideas rely on serious problems in physics to just go away, or for users to rely on ten seconds of battery life. Here’s a look at some of those ideas.
Apple Inc. isn’t always ahead of Samsung, and it’s not likely that the firm will follow a path set by the Korean concern for now good reason. The above iPhone 7 concept, which was put together by ConceptsiPhone on Youtube, appears to imagine that that is possible.
Among other features that we’ve seen on other iPhone 7 concept videos, the team at ConceptsiPhone imagines a “2.5D Display” on the next release from Jony Ive. In the footage the extra room on the screen doesn’t seem to offer much in the way of use, but it’s there, we guess, in case the user needs it.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge famously included the same kind of over the edge screen tech. That phone only allowed the display to spill over one side, however, and it allowed enough space to use the extra room as a launch bar among other things.
Next up we have something a little bit different. The following iPhone 7 concept from SCAVidsHD puts a lot of the focus on style rather than substance. Take a look.
The footage takes the iPhone we know and love and imagines what would happen if Jony Ive, and his minimalist design philosophy, left Apple once and for all. The result isn’t bad at all, and there’s some interesting ideas out there for every single person that love the iPhone range.
There are some issues with this, as well as the other concepts that Apple fans have put together more than a year ahead of the iPhone 7 release date. The USB-C connector isn’t likely to pop up next year, nor is Apple likely to put blue aluminum in place of its Space Grey, and white mainstays.
Next we have a video from designer Hasan Kaymak. This is likely the most realistic of all of the concepts we’ve seen so far. Have a look and see what you think for yourself.
This iPhone 7 concept centers around one key thing, the edge to edge screen. That kind of display is something that many Apple fans have been calling for the firm to release of years, and it may be possible in 2016.
We’ve been hearing rumors than an edge-to-edge display may feature among the iPhone 7 specs, and Mr. Kaymak may be onto something with his portrayal of the device here. He does stray a little from the core display idea.
Mr. Kaymak’s concept imagines the iPhone 7 specs will include no sim card, instead hooking to wireless networks by itself, and a 24 MP camera, with support for third part lenses, on board.
All in all, despite how pretty and interesting some of the iPhone 7 concepts we have on hand are, we’re going to have to admit knowing very little about the future that Apple is going to build for us in the year ahead. It shouldn’t be too long, however, before we get to put together a picture of that future.
Waiting for the iPhone 7 specs
We won’t know a concrete thing about the specs of the iPhone 7 until next September when Tim Cook and his team take to the stage in San Francisco. In 2015, however, details of how the iPhone 6S would turn out began to appear early in the year. Most of those leaks, which turned out to be quite accurate, were from the mouth, and pen, of one man.
Ming Chi Kuo seems to have a very good relationship with people who know how the Apple supply chain works, and he may even have some kind of contact inside the firm itself. His reports on the iPhone 7 specs are likely to be just influential and educational as his work on the iPhone 6S.
Leaks from the supply chain can only happen, of course, once Apple begins working on getting the iPhone 7 release date in order. There are many rounds of small scale manufacture that come before the firm starts to make its smart phone en masse. Until then the iPhone 7 specs remain a mystery.
In reality we won’t have much apart from iPhone 7 concepts, and the occasional iPhone 7 patent, to keep us thinking about the next big release until then. iPhone 7 rumors that come from less trustworthy sources are more likely to be very speculative and contain little meat.
In May 2015 Mr. Kuo had most of the features of the iPhone 6S in a single report. By May of next year we’ll be looking for a similar list of iPhone 7 specs. Until then the iPhone 7 concept videos above, and the ones that are sure to keep flowing for the next eight months, are a good source of entertainment, as well as great inspiration to stoke the fires of imagination.