Traditionally, September is the month when Apple introduces new editions into the market. True to form, it is widely expected that this month will see an updated Apple Watch as well as two brand new iPhones.
“Going by the latest report and rumors, here’s what to expect from the Apple’s new iPhone – likely to be named iPhone 7,” said Issa Asad Florida businessman and CEO of Q Link Wireless and Quadrant Holdings (located in South Florida).
With a typical September release, it is expected that this month will see a release of a new iPhone. There are varying reports concerning the release with Venture Beat reporting a Sept 16 release while Bloomberg believes the gadgets will be available for purchase on Sept. 7. However, an allegedly leaked AT&T retail schedule suggests the date may be as far away as Sept. 23.
No Headphone Jack
Though controversial, it is expected that the iPhone 7 will not have the headphone jack according to Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. This would make the iPhone more water resistant and slimmer though many critics believe it makes the phone customer-unfriendly.
It is likely that the new iPhone will instead come with either a wireless pair of ear buds or headphones that work with the phone’s lightning port.
Thanks to a new camera system, the iPhone will now have a huge improvement in photography elements. It will produce more detailed and brighter images since it has two sensors to capture snapshots and color differently and simultaneously.
While the iPhone’s camera is one of the best of smartphone cameras, it has not been as great as Samsung devices in low light conditions. With a dual sensor system, the Cupertino-based company may finally compete with Samsung.
IMPORTANT: Only the larger iPhones – rumored to be christened iPhone 7 Plus will be upgraded says Ming-Chi Kuo a KGI Securities analyst with many reasonably accurate Apple gadget predictions to his name. Nonetheless, photographers that like smaller iPhone models will be happy to know that their devices will now come with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), the first time this is available in a non-plus model.
Slightly Different Design
Except for the lack of a headphone jack, the next generation iPhones will be similar to their predecessors, though it is rumored that the antenna band stretching across the back of the smartphone may have been eliminated.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, Apple three new iPhones may borrow from the design of Samsung’s newer smartphones.
No 16GB Option
Apple may finally make 32GB the lowest memory capacity of an entry-level smartphone, if Wall Street Journal reports are to be believed. Most Android phones have 32GB of space as standard though Apple has always asserted that 16 GB is enough for most computing operations particularly for users on the cloud. However, with the iPhone OS requiring a significant chunk of that storage space to work, 16 GB is insufficient even if a user has cloud storage.
However, Phil Schiller in a recent interview with tech blogger John Gruber asserted that Apple believes that as more people use the iCloud services for their music, videos, photos, and documents, the need for local storage will decrease.
As usual, the new iPhones will have the latest software as standard. The new smartphones will likely have iOS 10, which will have better versions of Photos app that makes use of machine learning to decipher images, a new Siri with third party integration, and an improve iMessage version among other features.