Date: Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, 05:48
Category: battery, Hardware, iPhone, Processors, Rumor, Touch ID
This may be the curtain being lifted ahead of time.
With the iPhone 7 release just over the horizon, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has perhaps released that 15 major changes coming to both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets:
New True Tone displays like the iPad Pro range, with laser based proximity sensors for faster response times
32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage tiers will replace 16GB, 64GB and 128GB
2x 12MP dual rear camera limited to iPhone 7 Plus, uses 1x wide angle and 1x telephoto lenses
Upgraded ambient light sensors on both new iPhone cameras for better low light shots
Camera flash LEDs doubled from two to four with warm and cool colours
3.5mm headphone jack removed
Second external speaker and integrated amplifier for louder, richer output
Basic IPX7 water resistance – both phones can withstand splashes and full submersion for up to 30 minutes.
2GB RAM for iPhone 7, 3GB RAM for iPhone 7 Plus
Next generation A10 chipset sees CPUs hit 2.45GHz clock speeds and 20-30% performance gains
3D Touch 2.0 sensor with more distinct haptic feedback
Home button replaced with non-clicking touch sensor with haptic feedback
Antenna bands removed from the back of both models for cleaner look
Two new colours: dark black and piano black (latter in limited quantities for 256GB model); space grey colour option ended
While most of these features were at least somewhat expected, the most significant changes are the upgraded cameras, storage and removal of the headphone jack.
Kuo has yet to comment on rumors that that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will receive the largest proportional battery upgrade in iPhone history, especially with the additional room left for a larger battery given the purported removal of the headphone jack.
As always, stay tuned for additional details as they become available.