“A new dual-camera system, storage and RAM upgrades, a tweaked physical design, and possibly the Smart Connector that debuted on Apple’s iPad Pro line,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.
“Those are just a few of the upgrades possibly expected for Apple’s next flagship iPhone lineup, not to mention a lot of discussion over what it has planned for its bundled headphones now that it’s expected to ditch the old 3.5mm headphone jack with iPhone 7,” Kahn reports. “What we know for sure is that the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack is going to be a big deal.”
“Mark [Gurman] confirmed back in early January that Apple is developing some truly cord-free wireless earbuds that could possibly launch with the device, and he noted at the time that Apple was still testing three different designs for the iPhone 7,” Kahn reports. “That could be part of the reason for the back and forth between the various reports and supply chain chatter, but now that we’re getting closer to the fall, we’ve seen more and more new component leaks and reports since our last roundup. Here’s the latest…”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple seems to be moving to more clearly differentiate iPhone models, based upon much more than just screen size. That’s a smart move that will not only help sell more units, but also keep ASPs healthy as those who can afford it (along with those who weren’t planning to, but who will get upsold) are going to want the flagship iPhone with all of the bells and whistles!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]