Rumors have started flying about the iPhone 7 even though it’s been just a few months since Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple hasn’t officially confirmed where it will launch the iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 next year. But concept designers and enthusiasts are coming up with interesting renderings. Last week, we saw a beautiful concept from Martin Hajek. His design has a full-screen display and a smaller Home button.
iPhone 7 without side buttons
Now, Nikola Cirkovic, an engineer at the CIRPIS Center of Kragujevac in Serbia imagines what the iPhone 7 looks like. Cirkovic shared his rendering with Business Insider. Some users have claimed that the iPhone 6 Plus was too big at 5.5-inch display. So, Cirkovic’s iPhone 7 has a screen size of 5.2-inch, between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
His concept shows the device in black and white colors, while Apple prefers space gray and silver. Cirkovic said he missed the simplicity of the first iPhones. The rendering as thin lines at the top and bottom of the iPhone 7 screen. These lines have sensors embedded in them, which can tell whether the device is in your pocket or in front of your eyes.
The screen will automatically activate if the phone is held up to your face, but it will stay locked when the device is in your pocket. Cirkovic has also removed all the side buttons with finger sensors. He justifies sensors instead of buttons by saying that, with sensors, the phone won’t accidentally turn on when it’s in your pocket. The iPhone 7 with A9 processor is expected to arrive in September 2015.
Samsung to produce A9 chips for iPhone 7
Recently, reports surfaced that Apple has awarded the contract to manufacture the A9 processor to Samsung. Notably, Samsung had lost contract for production of A8 chipset used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Taiwan-based TSMC. The Korean electronics company will reportedly be responsible for 90% of A9 processors that will power the next-gen iPhone.
Samsung has already started production of the A9 chipset. The Korean company won’t the deal because it’s the only company capable of producing chips with 14nm FinFET technology. According to reports, the A9 processor will be 35% more energy efficient, 15% smaller and 20% more powerful than its predecessor.