The iPhone product line has always maintained a unique naming pattern making it easy to guess the name Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s next flagship device. Ever since Apple unveiled iPhone 3GS, it has consistently followed a new handset one year later with the only difference being the ‘S’. However, things could change with the successor of iPhone 6 expected to have a unique name.
Many people would expect Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to unveil iPhone 6S before jumping to iPhone 7 but not the case this time around. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. The iPhone maker is favoring going straight for the iPhone 7 which is making people suggests a substantial improvement of the iPhone 6 could be in the offing.
iPhone 7 includes massive leap
It would be interesting to see the kind of improvements that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will implement on iPhone 7 considering iPhone 6 is seen as the apex of the smartphone industry in terms of design and capability. IPhone 6 has grown in popularity due to unique capabilities and designs yet to be seen in earlier models or in other models in the space. Rumors are hinting to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) going for a Force Touch for its next flagship device due to its unique sensing capability since Multi-Touch.
Force Touch is unique on its own as it can respond appropriately to people’s clicks depending on the amount of pressure applied on the screen while also responding to pinching gestures. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is looking to add the Force Touch feature as it moves to make its next phone more intuitive and responsive. The feature is set to make its debut on Apple Watch later in the month for accessing more options in menus.
4-inch iPhone incoming?
There has also been talk that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is developing a cheaper version of iPhone 6 and a probable successor of iPhone 5C standing at 4-inch. Feng.com reports that the device could be launched later in the year as Apple moves to solidify its market share in the ever competitive smartphone space. Apple will likely use the model to target women as most of them have small hands compared to men making it an ideal model for them.