The highly awaited iPhone 7 is mere weeks away. Apple Inc. has done a great job protecting its secrets but that hasn’t stopped experts from chiming in on leaks and rumors about the 2016 gadget. If you have your heart set on an upgrade, here’s what you can look forward to on the 2016 iPhone 7 – at least according to rumors.
Antenna Bands are still here
The antenna bands will increase their presence on the iPhone and it looks like they won’t go anywhere anytime soon. The bands work well for the flagship device and its ever-thinning design. Conventional smartphone antenna designs also have their advantages but Apple sees it fit to give the bands a third go on the iPhone.
Not long after they first showed up on the iPhone 6 back in 2014, Apple filed a patent that suggested the iPhone 6S would not have antenna bands. It did though, and now they’re back again. Many people hate the look of them but Apple isn’t quite over lines on the back of the iPhone yet. They may be unsightly, but experts assure that they “provide a clean escape route for the signal to get through the case.”
Apple Inc.’s 3D Touch Home button
The 3D Touch Home button will not be much of a button on the iPhone 7. Apple Inc. ‘s obsession with the ideal minimalist iPhone seems unyielding, and the company’s signature, round home button has long been said to be next in line to leave the phone’s design. Beyond its Home screen feature, the button acts as a fingerprint scanner as well.
Apple’s 3D Touch sits at the fore of mobile touchscreen though. It works just as well, if not much better than any normal button. In essence, it allows for more ways to interact with an app the harder the user holds their finger down on the tool’s icon. Couple this with a scanner and you have a feature that is just as efficient as Apple’s any button. Only this way gives the iPhone that sleek look that Apple Inc. has long been aiming for.
Apple wants no audio jacks
The audio jack’s removal is the most prominent piece of iPhone 7 talk and is as good as confirmed. The 2016 iPhone will not have a normal 3.5mm audio port. Sound plug-in is expected to be moved to the iPhone 7’s lightning port.
The biggest complaint against this is that the new iPhone will be less compatible with other normal audio devices. A standard audio adapter cable is said to come along with the device. However, it would still be an annoyance to not have the cable on you in case you encounter an audio device that doesn’t have Apple’s blessing.
The jack’s removal is attributed to a number of reasons. Apple can shave a few millimeters off the iPhone without it. Better sound quality can be derived for the lightning port. It is also a clever way to enhance the iPhone user base’s reliance on in-house accessories. There is more incentive to buy Apple earphones and such over conventional add-ons.
The iPhone 7 is slightly more waterproof. It will be instilled with IP86 waterproofing according to some sources. This means the device can be submerged under water for around thirty minutes. I comes as huge durability assurance too. Apple Inc. Has been the subject of numerous hate comments over the years. There are many who believe the iPhone’s price tag does not match it’s durability. Other lead phone makers like Samsang made features like waterproofing standard on their high-end devices years ago. Tim Cook and co. have finally caught on to the trend this year.
Other iPhone 7 rumors
A dual camera set-up will allow for better low-light picture. An A10 chip will allow for a faster and more responsive gadget. The loss of the 16GB entry model will give users more storage to play with. A new color, Space Black, has iPhone fans drooling for an upgrade. And finally, a third iPhone could debut and divide the into 2016 iPhone 7 line-up into entry-, mid-level, and high-end devices.
We look forward to Apple Inc. ‘s iPhone 7 unveiling to learn just how from the truth online talks have been.