Apparently, there isn’t long to wait until Apple unveils the iPhone 7 and probably an iPhone 7 Plus model to its adoring fans. To stir things up a little, new images of both variants in gorgeous gold have been leaked on letemsvetemapplem.eu. So here are the pictures and what is being said about the handset in the latest rumors.
Gold iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
From a design perspective, the two iPhone 7 handsets in the image above match what I have come to expect from everything I have read since the handset was first brought up many moons ago. Initially, I did not quite believe that Apple was going to create another set of smartphones that followed basically the same design lines from the iPhone 6 and 6s.
However, with the iPhone 7, rumors have led me to believe that some minor design changes are possible and could include redesigned antenna lines that could be moved to the sides of the phone and a superior camera. Like the rumored iPhone 7 Pro, there is no way of verifying the existence of the iPhone 7 Plus; it’s a rumor just like the very notion that Apple will name its next phone the iPhone 7!
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If you believe what you see, the larger handset in the image above could be the recipient of the fabled dual-lens camera everyone was talking about a few months ago. If it is to get that camera set-up, it is thought that both zoom and image fidelity will be significantly improved.
Here are a few of the latest rumors about the iPhone 7 gathered from various sources.
Battery Life: It is possible that the iPhone 7 will have a larger battery than the one currently found in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. However, Jony Ive has recently made comments that suggest Apple does not consider increased battery life as important enough to have to make sacrifices in other areas. That being said, the battery life of Apple’s handsets has long been a bone of contention for users, and the company could fall foul of negative press if this is not somehow addressed in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Check out this leaked video from Geekbar which supposedly shows the very first working iPhone 7 (a prototype). If this is legitimate, it would confirm most of the rumors regarding a larger rear camera, loss of the headphone jack and design.
For pricing, today’s rumor does not paint a picture of affordability, as both devices are said to cost more than $700. However, to be more precise, the base model iPhone 7 could start with 32GB of storage and at a price of around $796. The base model iPhone 7 Plus is expected to cost a hefty $916, but these prices as for carrier-free devices, so with carrier packages, you should expect to see a huge fall in price.
There seems to be a consensus building among those who like to talk about the iPhone 7 surrounding its possible announcement date. Apple is a very predictable beast and usually follows a set pattern when it comes to announcing new iPhones. So the date that is on everyone’s lips at the moment is September 7, and it should then be available to buy in the U.S. on September 16.