Apple launched a number of devices in 2015, including the Apple Watch, a new Retina MacBook, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and the iPad Pro. But consumers are already looking forward to the next year’s product lineup. Apple is widely expected to launch the iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2, the iPad Air 3, among other things. There have also been rumors about a 4-inch iPhone 7C.
What to expect from the iPhone 7?
The iPhone 7 is expected to be Apple’s thinnest smartphone ever. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it will have a thickness of just 6mm to 6.5mm. It is rumored to be waterproof and dustproof. The Cupertino company has been granted several patents related to the waterproofing technology. Apple may use a “self-healing elastomer” to cover important openings such as the USB port to prevent water from getting inside the phone.
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Apple will reportedly remove the headphone jack in the next year’s phone to make it slimmer. Consumers will be allowed to use wireless headphone via Bluetooth or plug their headphones into the Lightning port. Camera is expected to be one of the biggest highlights of the iPhone 7. Earlier this month, Apple’s senior director of camera hardware Graham Townsend revealed that the Cupertino company has 800 engineers working only on the iPhone camera.
iPad Air 3, Apple Watch to be unveiled in March?
The iPhone Air 3 was previously rumored to arrive this year in time for the holiday season. But Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, pushing the iPad Air 3 to early 2016. Latest rumors suggest that the iPad Air 3 may be unveiled in March alongside a refreshed MacBook and Apple Watch 2. Unlike the iPad Pro, the iPad Air 3 is likely to focus on media and entertainment functions. It is rumored to come with 4GB RAM, 9.7-inch display with 4K resolution, and a powerful A9X processor.
Fans are also anticipating Apple Watch 2. Apple launched the first Watch line in March 2015. So, there are rumors that the company may hold a similar event in March 2016 to unveil the Apple Watch 2. The much-rumored iPhone 7C may be unveiled at the same event.