Apple Inc. iPhone 7 is ready to go, and mass production is already underway for a big September launch, suggest multiple accounts. But, new leaks suggest there might be some last minute changes both externally and internally in the upcoming iPhone 7. A report from Forbes lists those changes. Let us see what the changes are:
Apple turns to Black again
The most welcome and a little expected news is the tech giant planning to offer the iPhone 7 in ‘Space Black’. This new comes from ever reliable 9to5Mac and the prolific Japanese site MacOtakara. In addition, this will be the first time that the Cupertino-based firm will use the black color finish since the iPhone 5s in 2013.
Meanwhile, the tech giant is expected to retain all the current iPhone 6S finishes – Rose Gold, Silver, Gold, and Space Gray – for the iPhone 7.
Removing 64GB storage option
The most shocking rumor, however, is Apple Inc. scraping the 64GB storage option for the new iPhones – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This could be seen as a bad thing on the surface for the new iPhone 7, but it will allow the iPhone maker upgrade storage for both phones with a new and strongly welcome 32GB entry-level model followed by a 128GB midrange and 256GB top-end.
Such a move would be applauded by the iPhone enthusiasts as many have censured Apple for sticking to the 16GB tier for so long and on such a premium range.
Even though these leaks are quite welcome, many more little surprises – for the upcoming iPhone 7 – are expected to come between now and September (the launch month).
There are already rumors that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would look just like the iPhone 6/6S and iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus. This will be the third time, the Cupertino-based firm would have made no visual changes to its smartphones. And since the first iPhone in 2007, it would be the first time this has happened. In addition, the models could also drop the headphone jack.
Apple Inc. will also probably skip the ‘7S’ given the news that 2017 iPhone 8 is looking set to be a radical and exciting reinvention, thus making the iPhone 7 a tough sell. Therefore, if there comes any regular news in the coming weeks for any new updates, do not be shocked as it is completely possible, especially after the enthusiastic welcome of Galaxy Note 7 leaks.
We could only hope that Apple steps up, and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are as good as need to be, and gain consumer’s trust.
On Friday, Apple shares closed up 0.30% at $95.89. Year to date, the stock is down almost 11% while in the last one-year, it is down over 24%. The stock has a 52-week high of $132.97 and a 52-week low of $89.47.