Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, 08:47
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Processors, Rumor
Now that you’ve gotten used to your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, why not begin talking about the iPhone 7?
Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has stated that the next-gen iPhone 7 will be boosted to 3 gigabytes of RAM as well as an A10 processor.
Kuo’s latest details from Apple suppliers were published in a research note Tuesday evening. In it, he revealed that while the 4.7-inch “iPhone 7” is expected to have the same 2 gigabytes of RAM as the iPhone 6s, the larger “iPhone 7 Plus” will add another gigabyte for even greater performance.
The iPhone 6 Plus presently features 1GB of RAM, while the iPhone 6s Plus doubles that to 2GB, but Apple is expected to add yet another gigabyte of memory to next year’s ‘iPhone 7 Plus’.
To date, the main differentiating factor for the 5.5-inch “Plus” models, aside from screen size, has been improved cameras. Specifically, both the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6s Plus have exclusively boasted hardware optical image stabilization capabilities, which are not found in their smaller 4.7-inch counterparts.
It’s likely that a new “iPhone 7” will debut in September of 2016, sticking with Apple’s usual annual release pattern. It’s also expected that Apple will introduce a revamped external design for next year’s handset, though Kuo did not shed any details on those changes in Tuesday’s report.
Kuo has mentioned that the iPhone 7 is on track to be Apple’s thinnest iPhone yet, with the company said to be aiming to make the 2016 upgrade as thin as 6 millimeters. That would be even thinner than the latest iPod touch and iPad Air 2.
It’s the beginning of speculation at this point, but it highlights some interesting possibilities. Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.