Many flagship Android smartphones – including Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 7 – offer fast-charging support. For instance, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 can go from 0% to 50% charge in just 30 minutes. Though Apple’s iPhones too charge pretty fast, the Cupertino company never marketed fast-charging as a feature in iPhones. But rumors suggest that the upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will boast such functionality to give users more reasons to upgrade.
iPhone 7 will support “at least” 5V2A fast-charging
Citing sources in China, Twitter user The Malignant said the iPhone 7 will have improved circuitry to support 5-volt, 2-amp fast charging. Apple Insider points out that the current iPhone chargers support 1-amp charging. Apple could be planning to match or surpass the fast charging capabilities offered by its Android rivals. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are set for September 7 unveiling.
The iPhone 7 rumors refuse to die down. A few weeks ago, Japanese blog MacOtakara reported that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will feature a pressure-sensitive home button that would give users a vibrating haptic feedback when pressed. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg later confirmed the leak. However, a recently leaked chassis of the iPhone 7 shows cutouts for a physically-clickable home button, just like in the previous iPhones.
iPhone 7 Plus to get 3GB RAM, dual camera
It’s quite possible that Apple has developed several different prototypes of the next-gen iPhone before settling on the final design. The rumor mill may have obtained prototypes that have since been scrapped. Apple is also said to get rid of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, besides redesigning the antenna lines. The new iPhones will retain the design elements of the last year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will sport a dual-camera setup, 3GB RAM and a Smart Connector. Last week, the Plus version appeared on the Geekbench benchmark, scoring 3,548 points in single-core tests and 6,430 in multi-core tests. That makes it even more powerful than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that scored 3,224 and 5,466 points on single- and multi-core tests, respectively.