“Although we have yet to see the dawn of 2015, there is no doubt what the big smartphone release of the year will be,” Christopher Morris writes for ValueWalk. “Apple Inc. greatly strengthened its predominant position in the marketplace in 2014, and a new iPhone is certain during the next calendar year. Although some publications have suggested that it could be named the iPhone 6s, the branding of an entirely new iPhone generation seems more likely, and therefore the branding of iPhone 7 would seem more natural.”
Morris writes, “The question of how Apple will make the iPhone 7 stand apart from the previous generation of phones is an intriguing one, but here are ten things that we could see in the next generation iPhone.”
• iPhone 7 Plus
• Battery life
• Bezels and design
• Full HD display
• Quad HD display
• 3D display
• Front and rear camera improvements
• Sapphire Glass
• Wireless charging
• 4-inch model
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s every other year “s” models are meant to take advantage of economies of scale. It’s tough to imagine Apple foregoing such benefits. It also gives them another 12 months to work on Liquidmetal (unless that will be one of the major selling points of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as Siri was to iPhone 4s and Touch ID was to iPhone 5s. If Apple follows their template, there will be at least one tentpole feature for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Sapphire displays are another possibility. We don’t see Apple going back to 4-inch iPhones unless they decide to throw an iPhone 6c curveball.