The next-generation iPhone is likely to be called the iPhone 7. 2015 marked an “S” iPhone upgrade year that presented new features such as an upgraded camera and a better processor, but 2016 will offer an even-year elevation that will most probably include an all-new iPhone design.
We can guess that Apple will continue on its track of introducing more potent, proficient devices that grow thinner with each design duplication. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to comprise next-generation A10 processors.
Rumors: iPhone 7 Said to be Waterproof
However the iPhone 7 isn’t anticipated to launch until September 2016, but we are already hearing some rumors about the device. One rumor out of the Asian supply chain has revealed that Apple will shift to glass-on-glass touch panels for the iPhone 7, possibly letting for an edge-to-edge display, but a second, more trustworthy rumor from KGI Securities expert Ming-Chi Kuo, has differed with the view, proposing Apple will stick with in-cell panels. The persistent use of in-cell panels for the iPhone 7 will permit Apple to make the device even thinner, this will decrease the thickness by up to 1mm by removing the headphone jack and instead implementing an all-in-one Lightning connector.
According to Japanese site Mac Otakara, Apple will null the headphone jack and instead introduce a Lightning port that will support both charging and music playback with Lightning-equipped headphones.
Apple is improbable to accept AMOLED displays for the imaginable future, according to Ming-Chi Kuo. Like the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone 7 will also use 3D Touch technology. This means the iPhone 7 will continue to use prevailing TFT-LCD display technology.
Apple is believed to be working on organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays for future versions of the iPhone, at a furtive lab it has opened in Taiwan. Apple is also developing more innovative versions of liquid crystal displays, working on a technology called Micro-LED. The Electronic Times reported that South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd and the panel-manufacturing unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will provide OLED screens for Apple Inc’s iPhones.
It’s possible Apple will carry on introducing two types of each iPhone, so we can see an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus in 2016. Apple might stick to 4.7- and 5.5-inches, or take the chance to further enhance screen sizes, fluctuating the dimension to some extent to match the company’s strategy idea for the updated phones. According to another guess from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7 may ship with 2GB of RAM, while the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 may ship with 3GB RAM.
It is also being rumored that Catcher Technologies will help supply frame parts for upcoming iPhones supposed to be both waterproof and use “new compound materials” to hide their antennas. Taiwan’s Commercial Times reported, that it will almost supply 30% to 35% of chassis shipments for the new hardware. The new body may be able to endure both dust and water, making it better able to hold up when exposed to the elements. No other sources have stated changes in antenna. Apple could possibly be eager to incorporate the part into the chassis itself.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are already more water-resistant than their precursors, because of added gasket and various silicone seals. Going waterproof, although, would include a detailed redesign, comprising how to seal off ports, switches, and buttons.
The idea of new materials might also be reliable with reports that Apple is considering a non-metallic chassis. Subsequently the iPhone 5 has inclined Apple towards an all-aluminum design, but other materials might develop structural firmness or diminish manufacturing expenditures. So lets see how the iPhone 7 will turn out to be, whether it will be waterproof or not.