A look at Apple’s recent patents indicates that the iPhone 7 has a lot in store for consumers
Apple’s market value has skyrocketed to $775 billion, making it twice as big as Exxon Mobil. Some experts, including Steve Einhorn of Omega Advisors, expect Apple to be the world’s first company to touch the $1 trillion market value. That will largely depend on the success of Apple’s future products. Consumers are already looking forward to the next iPhone.
Some argue that Apple will launch the iPhone 6S this year and the iPhone 7 in 2016. But Daily Mail and Know Your Mobile both claim that the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 both will arrive this year. Apple has traditionally refreshed its product cycle once a year. But Daily Mail notes that the iPhone 6S will accompany the Apple Watch and the iPhone 7 would arrive in September.
iPhone 7 to have A9 chipset, 2GB RAM
Though Apple has not revealed anything about its next-generation phone, reports suggest that the company will include a number of exciting new features to woo buyers. Apple has awarded Samsung the contract to supply the next-gen A9 processor. It will be based on Samsung’s 14nm process, meaning the A9 chipset will be far more powerful and consume much less battery. A report from South Korean website Electronic Times suggests that Samsung has already started production of A9 at its Austin, Texas facility.
Apple will also reportedly double the RAM from 1GB in the iPhone 6 to 2GB in the iPhone 7. TechRadar says doubling the RAM means a much faster and more capable iPhone. John Grubber of Daring Fireball says that the iPhone 7 will have a dual-lens camera that will allow users to take DSLR-quality imagery. Further, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the next iPhone will have an improved TouchID module to enable a safer Apple Pay user experience.
iPhone 7 may have visual control technology
A look at Apple’s recent patents reveals that the iPhone 7 has a lot in store for consumers. It may feature visual control technology that will let you operate the phone with eye movements. The visual control patent includes a built-in camera that will track your eye movements and relate it to elements on the user interface.
Another patent will let you make your face your iPhone password. Separately, Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac reported yesterday that Apple would publicly test the iOS 9 this summer. The iOS 8 had a lot of bugs that affected the cellular service and TouchID sensor. Public testing will help Apple ensure that the next iOS is free of bugs when it is officially released.