News & Reviews: Apple iPhone 7 features
Feb 08, 2016
While we're about six to seven months away from the actual official release of the Apple iPhone 7, the wishfully thinking designers have already come out with their own renders. A new one recently surfaced showing off a Super AMOLED display, ceramic back, waterproof design, A10 processor and no 3.5mm headphone jack. The overall design remains the same though, retaining the rounded metal frame from the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
The no headphone jack feature certainly seems likely indicating a thinner iPhone 7 but the rest seem very much like wishful thinking to us. While this cycle of the iPhone iteration should result in a differently designed smartphone, Apple have never made any waterproof smartphone to date, so there is no reason for them to start now. As usual of such rumours, do take it with a good pinch of salt. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet, but stay tuned for more details.
Jan 07, 2016
New leaked images from Taiwanese website Apple.club.tw have appeared and it was claimed to be the backlight assembly of the Apple iPhone 7. According to them, the backlight assembly is quite similar to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, except that the 3D Touch chip and LCD flex cables are relocated.
Apple.club.tw also speculated that if it’s not the iPhone 7, then it could be the upcoming rumoured 4-inch “iPhone 6c”. But it doesn’t fit the puzzle as it was reported that the device will not have a 3D Touch feature. Also, the backlight assembly seems too big for a 4-inch iPhone.
Jan 04, 2016
We’ve read a lot of rumours, some are intriguing and some are too good to be true. Well this one belongs to the too-good-to-be-true category, because according to Chinese website MyDrivers, the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 Plus will have a 256GB worth of storage space and a 3100 mAh battery.
It’s not common to hear smartphone reaching 128GB storage capacity, if not then most of the time the device will be supported by an expandable memory with a microSD card. But who knows, maybe the iPhone 7 Plus could be the breakthrough? And the 3100 mAh battery was reportedly 12.7% larger than the iPhone 6s Plus’s battery, but it seems to contradict other reports of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be thinner.
Dec 30, 2015
As 2015 is coming to an end, rumours of the so called Apple “iPhone 6c” and Apple iPhone 7 have not. And we just got some new rumours on what Apple might have in stored for us in the future.
First up, Commercial Times reported that the iPhone 7 could actually be waterproof. They claimed that Apple is working and developing some kind of “new compound materials” that would replace the iPhone 7’s antenna, which also means the possibility of removing the bands from the current iPhone generation’s back. Not only that, the 3.5mm headphone jack could also be replaced by an all-in-one Lightning connector port.
Dec 23, 2015
Following the rumours of China Mobile confirming Samsung Galaxy S7 yesterday, now it appears that Apple’s rumoured 4-inch iPhone will make an appearance in April 2016, or so they claimed.
This is not the first time that rumours have been going around about the 4-inch iPhone, previously we also covered two rumoured news of it releasing in February or March 2016, along with the next generation Apple Watch. Another name for the 4-inch iPhone was also called the “iPhone 6c”, which is rumoured to be modeled after the Apple iPhone 5s and be equipped with the same A9 processor from the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Dec 16, 2015
Apple is already looking far ahead beyond 2016, as according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he has some statements on the future of the 3D Touch feature, the new Apple iPad Air 3,Apple iPhone 7, a new Apple Watch and a new 4-inch iPhone that could be the “iPhone 6c”.
Firstly, Mr. Kuo predicts that the iPad Air 3 will be released in the first half of 2016. It could be in March together with the new “iPhone 6c” and the second generation Apple Watch, this is kind of unusual for Apple to do so as they would usually release new Apple products around every September or October. Another odd thing is that he said the new iPad Air 3 will not adopt the 3D Touch because of production issues.
Dec 01, 2015
In the far east side of Asia, a Japanese blog called Mocotakara (which is known for gathering accurate information of past unreleased Apple products) have claimed that Apple is actually thinking of removing the 3.5mm headset jack and replacing it with a Lightning port for headsets for next year’s Apple iPhone 7.
Nov 05, 2015
Recently a new research report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo surfaced, with plans about Apple’s 2016 iPhone launches, including the rumoured A9-based 4-inch iPhone and a 3GB RAM iPhone 7 Plus.
According to this report Apple has a new 4-inch iPhone in the making that has a similar design to the iPhone 5s. Although equipped with an A9 processor, it will not include 3D Touch support like the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. This is to keep the two products as their own. Apple aims to release the new product in the first half next year and could ship 20-30 million units through the end of 2016.