iPhone 7: Review, Prices and Specs
We are about just moments away from the big day when Apple will introduce its long expected iPhone 7, on September 7, 2016.
Many texts, photos and videos have already talked at length about dramatic and not so dramatic changes and improvements in the most famous smartphone in the world. According to multiple sources, Apple might present an iPhone 7, an iPhone 7 Plus and an iPhone 7 Pro during the event, as some leaked photos seem to show the three models. Other rumors however suggest that Apple will stick with only two iPhone 7 versions.
As to the exterior changes in the design, experts expect them to be minimal. But experts predict that the iPhone 7 will support 256GB of storage space, thus offering more room for apps and videos. The 3.5mm headphone jack seems to be removed from the new model. If this is true, Apple could bundle Lightning-tipped EarPod headphones, it also could throw in a Lightning-to-minijack adapter or introduce wireless PowerBeats. Besides, ditching the headphone jack would leave room for a second speaker, and that would allow the iPhone 7 to be the first model with true stereo sound.
Some analysts predict that the iPhone 7 would have a Force Touch home button. In this case instead of a physical mechanism, Apple would its Force Touch technology and a motor inside the smartphone to provide the sensation that the button is being physically depressed.
A significant step up is expected in the iPhone 7’s camera. Rumors say a dual-camera module would be included in the iPhone 7 or in the iPhone 7 Plus. This feature offers more flexible photography options (let’s remind you that the LG G5 and Huawei P9 already sport dual rear cameras).
The iPhone 7 is also expected to receive a healthy battery upgrade, and the new battery will provide users up to 90 minutes more of video playback time comparing the new model with iPhone 6S.
Another rumored advantages are the full waterproofing of iPhone 7 and the wireless charging.
The new iPhone will be equipped with iOS 10, this new generation of Apple’s mobile operating system which will include many useful features, like increased 3D Touch integration, pickup-to-wakeup, , more detailed notifications, faster access to apps and widgets from the lock screen, live video in notifications, addition of VoIP calling, link expansion and video building in messages, scalable text, invisible ink, handwriting, sketches, object and scene recognition for Photos, and more.
As the curved display, analysts predict that Apple will include it with its next iPhone.
But what about the prices? As the iPhone cost has been static in recent years, price rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 price will be around US$649 (32GB of storage) and at the top end it will be more expensive than the US$849 for 256GB of storage.
Among many less significant issues (well, they may be very important for some people), rumors suggest that Apple will add a Space Black shade to the colors, similar to the black Apple Watch option. The iPhone 7 is also said to be slimmer than the 6S.
In conclusion let’s just say that one of the weirdest iPhone 7 rumors is that it might have a Smart Connector like the iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad Pro 9.7 range.
To tell the truth, there are always new features coming with every new phone, and none of the above described features have been confirmed, but we’ll discover the hard truth in a few week.
One fact is real though: As soon as Apple introduces its new iPhone 7, all the prices of its previous models will drop drastically. So it’s time to sell your old model now and save money for the new one.
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