Apple has major plans for this year’s ‘iPhone 7’

“The tech rumour mill, in its current form, is just bonkers,” Richard Goodwin writes for Know Your Mobile. “It seems like a massive web of interconnected analysts, tipsters, and sources inside the Asian manufacturing and supply network that produces all these devices, and it is now faster than ever to produce details of forthcoming handsets well in advance of their launch, while also being stunningly thorough and accurate at the same time.”

“A new report from China’s MyDrivers reckons the Apple iPhone 7 Plus will feature a 3100mAh battery, a HUGE update on this year’s iPhone 6s Plus which features a 2570mAh battery inside it and still produces some of the best battery performance we’ve seen on any smartphone to date,” Goodwin writes. “Nevertheless, reports have suggested the next iPhone will be the thinnest EVER, so how the hell is Apple going to fit that big a battery inside it? Does it have some new type of ultra-thin battery tech?”

“According to always-reliable analyst-come-tipster, Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 7 will be the thinnest iPhone Apple has ever produced at around 6mm, making it around the same size as current iPod Touch models,” Goodwin writes. “But that’s not all — Apple will also bump the memory up inside the iPhone 7 Plus model to 3GB of RAM as well, which should translate into super-fast performance when coupled with Apple’s next-generation A10 chipset.”

“Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster told clients ‘we expect the iPhone 7 to sport a unique design from the iPhone 6/6S’. He believes it will do away with the home button, instead relying on the 3D Touch screen introduced in the 6S,” Goodwin writes. “‘As many have speculated, the addition of 3D Touch may provide Apple with a way to eliminate the home button on the phone and use the additional space to make the screen bigger or make the device smaller,’ he said, according to Barron’s. And maybe it’ll be a bit like this…”

Tons more in the full article here.

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11 Comments

        1. They’re doing it better than that. Instead of increasing the capacity by just making it bigger like an Android OEM would, Apple has apparently found a way to increase its capacity (by a lot) while also making it smaller. Why on earth would you have a problem with that?

  1. In my opinion too thin is no longer “in” regardless of whether a comparable battery is available. There is a point of diminishing returns (bending, breaking, etc.) they are just asking to criticized on regardless if they have taken steps to counter. That said, I look forward to greeting our new iPhone 7 Overlords (upgrade from iPhone 6S)

  2. You mean to tell me that Apple will introduce a new phone this year with an incremental name change and new capabilities, maybe even exploiting recent breakthroughs battery life? say it ain’t so?

    Those guys ion Cupertino must really be engineers and marketing people- or perhaps wizards.

  3. News flash from the not too distant future…

    “Reuters – Today the TSA released a memo affecting certain mobile phone models from Apple Inc. that is designed to enhance security at U.S. airports. The memo directs all airport security officers to deny passage to travelers carrying Apple’s latest iPhones, the 10, 10s and 10c. The iPhone maker’s latest iPhones are so thin the TSA now considers them to be potential weapons.

    Samsung devices, such as the S10 and C10, are also affected since they are direct copies of the latest iPhone hardware.”

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