Despite the fact that Apple’s iPhone 6 has been on the market for a little over four months, speculation has already begun about Apple releasing the iPhone 7 in September. Apple has not confirmed any of the rumors that are currently circulating, but going by their recent track record, it makes a lot of sense that the new iPhone will be released in September.
From the information that has been gathered, the iPhone 7 is likely going to be the best mobile phone in the market, which might upset the people that helped Apple record revenues when they bought 74.5 million iPhones in the last fiscal quarter. Buyer’s remorse aside, the specs that have been released are quite impressive, especially if they are true.
The iPhone 7 is going to be powered by the A9 chip, of which 75% of them will be manufactured by Samsung, and made specifically for the iPhone 7. This also marks the return of the business partnership between Apple and Samsung, after Apple used Taiwanese Technology firm TSMC, to produce the A8 chip that was used in the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 7 will have 2GB of RAM, which is more than the 1GB that comes in the iPhone 6. Apple is also making a significant improvement in the camera, which they failed to do in the iPhone 6. The iPhone 7 will have a 14 megapixel rear camera, which will have two lenses to give the pictures more depth, and provide DSLR quality images. It will also have a 4 megapixel front camera.
The screen on the iPhone 7 is rumored to be protected by sapphire crystal glass, which is a very tough material, that is second to diamonds in terms of toughness. The glass can’t be scratched, but can be shattered. Another new addition to the iPhone 7 is that it will run on the new iOS 9 operating system, which will be a huge improvement over the previous versions, because the engineers are focused on fixing the problems and bugs that people had with the other operating systems, while providing stability, and boosting the new system’s performance.
The TouchID is also expected to be updated, which should fix some of the problems like reading errors that users were experiencing in previous editions. One topic that wasn’t addressed in the rumors was if Apple had followed in Samsung’s footstep with their Galaxy 5, which is able to be dropped in water without being damaged. That would be a nice upgrade for the iPhone if Apple does decide to make the phone waterproof, because it would prevent the phone from being damaged when exposed to water.