The new Apple iPhone 7 is due for release next month, with some of those ‘in-the-know’ suggesting it will be released on Friday, September 16 – a week earlier than many expected.
So what features can we expect from Apple’s latest iteration of its ever-popular iPhone?
A new home button
Apple is set to revamp the home button – a feature that actually predates the iPhone as it was in place on the old iPod – and replace the current version with a pressure-sensitive input that vibrates instead of clicking.
The new home button tech will be familiar to anyone who has a Macbook, as it’s the same tech that’s used on the Apple laptop trackpads.
A quick look at the iPhone 7
A new screen
As you can see from the video above, Apple looks like it’s going back to the one-size-fits-all model, with a 4.7″ screen being the only size available. So if you want a bigger screen, you may have to make do with a 6s and its 5.5″ screen.
It also appears that the screen area will cover the whole of the new phone, so won’t boxed in by the fascia as with all previous iPhone models.
The new iPhone 7 is likely to be fitted with a a dual camera system with a bigger lens that enables it to capture brighter, more detailed photos.
No headphone jack
One of the more controversial theories that’s been doing the rounds is that the new iPhone 7 is to do away with the traditional headphone jack and use Bluetooth headphone or specially adapted ones that plug in through the Lightning Port.
This means you’ll no longer be to use any old headphones with the iPhone – meaning you’ll be tied into even more Apple-specific products – and if you do have to now plug in through the Lightning Port, you’ll no longer be able to charge it while listening via the headphones.
And if the headphones are Bluetooth only, it’s hoped the battery has been bolstered to cope with the extra demands of connectivity.
Apple could be about to do away with the 16GB model – let’s face it, this model has always been a false economy as it just doesn’t have the capacity to deal with the demands of most smartphone users – and go with 64GB as standard, and a whopping 256GB for the top-of-the-range model.
One or more colours?
The video above suggests the new iPhone will come in just one colour, but many experts are predicting it will actually be available in more colours than before – something not seen since the 5C.
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