There were already a lot of rumors about Apple’s next-gen iPhone, likely to be called the iPhone 6S or iPhone 7. The announcement of iOS 9 has further intensified those rumors as code in the beta build of the new OS offers insights into what features the new iPhone would boast of. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known as the world’s most well-connected Apple analyst, said in April that the Cupertino company would skip the iPhone 6S moniker to launch an iPhone 7 this fall.
iPhone 7C a reality?
Now Know Your Mobile says that the iPhone 7 could arrive in three different versions. The publication notes that Apple would launch a 4.7-inch iPhone 7, a 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus as successors to existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. There would also be a plastic version which may be called iPhone 7C. Know Your Mobile rejected reports that the iPhone 5C was a failure, pointing out that the plastic 5C sold 25 million units.
The publication said that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus won’t see a radical design change compared to their predecessors. Most of the changes will be under the hood with improvements in battery life, processing power, memory, and camera sensors. In the past, there have been rumors that Apple was working to launch a 4-inch plastic iPhone that will be “free with a two-year contract.” But Ming-Chi Kuo has rubbished the rumors of a plastic iPhone this year.
iPhone 7 has a lot in store for selfie-lovers
Recently, app developer Hamza Sood discovered in the iOS 9 code that the new iPhone will have an improved front-facing camera with 1080 resolution, 240fps slow motion capability, and the panoramic capture. It will also offer a flash on the front camera, allowing users to take selfies in the dark. The main camera is also expected to get an upgrade from 8-megapixel to 12MP. The iPhone 7 is expected to be powered by an A9 processor.
Apple supplier Catcher Technology indirectly confirmed that the next iPhone will use a tougher aluminum alloy to avoid the embarrassment of the bendgate. It will use the Series 7000 aluminum, the same material used in Apple Watch. This alloy is 60% tougher than the material used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.