According to rumors, Apple is set to release the iPhone 7 on September 7 and open up for pre-orders on September 9. There have been rumors and speculations about what the iPhone 7 will look like and the features that it will have. As is with other flagships, it is expected that the iPhone 7 will be a step up from the iPhone 6S and the newer variant that was introduced into the market in the beginning of the year. While the specifications are considered rumors until the release, there are some features that are all but confirmed.
The iPhone 7 display is expected to be 4.7 inches with a thin 7.2 mm thickness to match. The phone’s display is expected to have a much higher pixel density and Apple are trying to catch up with other manufacturers’ step up in quality of the screens that have been evident in 2016 flagships. Rumor has it that the iPhone 7 will have 536 ppi which will provide for sharper images. In addition to this the home button might be foregone for a touch force function instead. Apple is also expected to have either corning glass or resurrect the sapphire situation for a harder and more favorable screen material.
Apple does not seem to be caving into the need to forego some features in order to increase the battery life of its phones. The iPhone 7 will not see a trade off in key features for more battery power. However, the battery is expected to be 1960 mAh which is pretty decent for a smartphone although it is relatively lower when compared to other smartphones. Users still have access to higher power as there is the option of buying a battery pack.
Charging and Ports
The iPhone 7 is expected to have a USB Type-C charging port, a step-up from its previous models. Other flagships have had this port which is the next yardstick for USB ports and it is unlikely that Apple will not move to this newer port. It will also have wireless charging and a lightning 3.5 mm adapter that is one of the underlying proofs that the iPhone 7 will ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The latter has already caused an upset among Apple product enthusiasts as it will force music lovers to use wireless Bluetooth headphones instead.
Another important feature for phone users is the storage capacity of the phone. Apple has traditionally started off by offering 16 GB of internal storage which is no longer reasonable or even sufficient in this day and age. The iPhone 7 will therefore see the options start off at 32 GB which has also supported the rumor that there is going to be a 256 GB option. Therefore the options are expected to be 32, 128 and 256 GB of internal memory. The RAM is set at 2 GB.
The iPhone 7 is expected to fly off the shelves after the launch and people are gearing up to preorder once the model is available in the market. Some of the other features that are expected on the iPhone 7 include waterproof speakers, a possible edge-to-edge screen display and curved edges.