It almost sounds like iPhone 7 and 7 Plus monikers would be more fitting for Apple’s 2015 4.7/5.5-inch duo.
Cupertino’s generally predictable handheld reboot nature sure took a turn for the unexpected and risky in the fall of 2014, when the first ever “iPhablet” saw daylight. This quickly turned into perhaps the biggest blockbuster in the history of the world’s most profitable tech corporation, so it was fairly easy to predict Apple had further plans for jumbo-sized iOS smartphones.
Now, controversial but largely trustworthy analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities rounds up all this disorganized intel, adding new information in the mix that we can only presume insiders corroborated. As such, there’s roughly a 50 – 50 chance the “speculation” will pan out sometime in the fall.
Without further ado, here’s what we “know” about the so-called iPhone 7s and 7s Plus:
- The 4.7 and 5.5-inch footprints shall be retained sans noticeable resolution bumps
- Vastly improved A9 chips will enter the picture to relieve the A8s of their duties
- At long last, rear-facing cameras should get extensive sensor ameliorations, to 12 megapixels
- Also at long last, Apple will get with the times and offer 2 gigs of RAM instead of just one
- Regardless of the aforementioned paramount spec upgrades, Cupertino is intent on pushing Force Touch as the “biggest selling point”
- Sapphire glass-covered versions of the 6s Plus are possible, but production will likely be limited
- To nip “Bendgate Reloaded” concerns in the bud, build quality is to be improved via stronger aluminum use and internal mechanical design tweaks
- Touch ID recognition will be incrementally upgraded and gesture support should play a central role in new software advancements
- Last but not least, a “rose gold” color option matching one of the glitziest Apple Watch Editions around will be offered, probably at a handsome premium.
Source: G for Games