Whenever an Apple launch is around the corner, just around the bend are Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions for the devices being launched. Kuo, who is widely regarded as the best Apple analyst on the planet, is a KGI Securities analyst. This year he has revealed what he thinks are the 15 major changes coming to both the iPhones.
The document obtained by AppleInsider, contains the following list:
- The iPhone 7 Plus and 7 will not have the same cameras. The iPhone 7 Plus will come with two 12MP cameras on the back, one being a wide-angle lens while the other will be a telephoto lens. The iPhone 7 will come with the an upgraded version of the current lens.
- The camera flashes are being doubled from two to four.
- Upgrades on the camera sensors for better low light photography.
- 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options will step in place of the current 16GB, 64GB and 128GB options.
- Performance on the devices will be boosted by approximately 20-30 per cent thanks to new A10 processors.
- RAM also takes a bump on both devices. The iPhone 7 will come with a 2GB RAM but the iPhone 7 Plus will offer 3GB for the dual-camera setup.
- True Tone displays feature on the new iPhones. The displays come with the same laser-based proximity sensors seen in the iPad Pro range.
- The one rumour that has been around for almost a year is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. This seems to be confirmed too.
- Lightning EarPods and a 3.5mm headphone – Lightning converter will be in the box.
- Audio in the phones is getting upgraded too. A second external speaker and an amplifier are part of the rumour mill too.
- The devices will come with basic IPX7 water resistance. So a splash or a drop in pool and your device will still be OK.
- Last year’s introduced feature, 3D Touch, is to be upgraded too. 3D Touch 2.0 will come with more distinct haptic feedback.
- The Home button won’t ‘click’ anymore. It too will offer haptic feedback.
- Antenna bands will be moved for the first time for a cleaner back on the devices.
- While 2016 will see the death of space gray as an option, two new colours join the regime: dark black and piano black.
Here’s a 3D render of the iPhone 7 as per TechConfigurations.