Rumor: Next-gen iPhones could see antenna redesign, camera upgrades, 256GB storage modules

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Date: Monday, May 23rd, 2016, 08:09
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor


It looks like you might get the 256GB iPhone you’ve been hankering for.

Late last week, a leaked image corroborated a previous rumor that Apple may be offering a 256GB storage tier for the next-gen iPhone.

In addition to showing a dual-camera module, a series of Weibo images claim to show a 256GB memory chip, suggesting that Apple for the first time will introduce a higher storage variant with the iPhone 7 lineup. What’s notable, though, is that the images show 16GB, 64GB, and 256GB chips, perhaps implying that the 128GB model will be replaced all together with the new 256GB model. Judging by this leak, however, the 16GB model is here to stay.

The 256GB component leak lends credence that Apple could introduce this new storage capacity to the iPhone 7 Plus. The same report hints at a larger battery within that model as well.

Another leak has posted towards a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 with a new tapered antenna design and potential support for laser auto-focus. Essentially, laser auto-focus means the device will have improved low-light performance as well as faster auto focus overall as the camera will better know the distance to the subject. LG first added this feature to its flagship in 2014.

While the overall shape and design for the next-gen iPhone would retain the iPhone 6 shape for the third year in a row, these could amount to substantial changes for the upcoming line of iPhones.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac, Steve Hemerstoffer and Weibo

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