The release of the next generation Apple phone that is the iPhone 7 will take place in the second half of this year. But the rumour mill has started to churn out a lot of information regarding the upcoming Apple iPhone.
The internet has been rife with these rumours about iPhone 7 since the last month. Many rumours have pointed out about the display technology to be used for its screen, the storage capacity, audio jack, wireless charging, and now the latest rumour is about its camera module.
We have compiled all the info that is available about the Apple iPhone 7 till now and would be sharing the same with you in this post.
PS: The information provided below is based on the rumours floating around the web. Please take it with a pinch of salt.
The Display: Is It OLED?
Earlier rumours had suggested that Apple is planning to switch to much more power efficient and high contrast OLED display for its next generation of iPhones. However, if the information posted by Apple Club is to be believed, then Apple would not move to OLED display tech for the iPhone 7 but would stick with the current technology supporting 3D touch.
Larger Battery and Storage Capacity
Apple iPhone 7 Plus is rumoured to come with a large 3100 mAh battery. iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus had battery capacities of 2915 mAh and 2750 mAh respectively. This amounts to 12% more capacity than the current iPhone 6s Plus.
The iPhone 7 Plus is also expected to come with a large 256 GB internal memory.
If these rumours about its battery capacity and the storage capacity pan out to be true then nobody would be able to point fingers at the dismal battery backup and storage capacity limitations of the iPhones.
The Fate of Audio Jack, Wireless Charging And The Waterproofing?
Rumours also point out that the upcoming iPhone 7 would be so thin that Apple is considering to get rid of the 3.5 mm audio jack! The users would be able to enjoy music either via wireless headsets or headphones designed to work with the lightning port.
Some rumours also suggest that Apple might go with USB Type-C for replacing the audio jack. It is still not clear which technology would Apple opt for, but one thing is clear. The days of 3.5 mm audio jack are numbered.
Apple is also expected to finally introduce wireless charging in the iPhone 7 as it the technology is already present in the Apple watch.
Rumours also suggest that Apple might also launch the iPhone 7 with water-proofing certifications similar to what we are expecting with the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Photography: Dual Camera Combo?
Apple iPhones have always featured the cutting-edge camera hardware. Apple has also been showing quite a lot of interest in setting up dual camera sensors on its iPhone and has filed some patent applications about the same.
One version of the application proposes to employ two optical sensors to capture two different images simultaneously focused at different points. The data from these sensors would then be saved to two different images.
In another application, Apple has proposed a dual-camera setup with different focal lengths. This will enable the user to capture a wide-angle shot/video of the scene as well as capturing a zoomed-in shot/video of any particular object.
This ends the rumour roundup of the iPhone 7 series. We will be updating this post with new rumours and leaked information as and when it surfaces on the web. Stay tuned!