Though the iPhone 6 and 6Plus sales have not been as roaring as some of the previous Apple models, news is already circulating that the company is preparing to launch a brand new iPhone 7 around the same time as the new iOS9 public release and the iPhone 6S with its new pressure sensing display.
While Apple has been close-lipped about the specs of the new device, inside sources have suggested a higher screen resolution display, an A9 processor, perhaps a bigger RAM, a completely different UI with Force Touch and an improved 12MP camera (or more) with a dual-lens system that has DSLR-like capabilities and picture quality. This rumour arises from the fact that the Apple has been granted a patent for a “digital camera with light splitter” by the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO). The technology works on the principle that a prism-like light splitter cube splits light into its different components – red, green and blue and sends its light to a separate sensor thereby providing clearer pictures.
The display however is expected to dial down to 4.7 or 5.5 with approximately the same dimensions as the current iPhone 6 and 6S, or it could be just the opposite. Recent concerns about performance in terms of poor battery life and frequent recharge of the phone were explained by Apple designer Jonathan Ive who said, “It’s because it’s so light and thin that we use it so much and therefore deplete the battery. With a bigger battery it would be heavier, more cumbersome, less ‘compelling.” But the new phone is definitely expected to get a better battery if it is to keep customers happy.
Of course iPhone 7 gets the brand new iOS 9 OS with its mouth-watering features and capabilities like a better Siri, Swipe search, Apple Pay, News etc (expect a detailed article on the iOS9 tomorrow). With all the expectations building up, it remains to be seen if Apple will really be able to deliver a futuristic phone to beat the tough competition in the market.