Here we are again, with a new iPhone 7 concept design. Ever since the launch of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in September, we have seen dozens of iPhone 7 concepts. What the actual device would look like is anyone’s guess, but designers at DeepMind have put together an impressive next-gen Apple device running the iOS 10. The futuristic OS is optimized for bezel-free display.
Apple has the technology to make iPhone 7 bezel-free
The iOS 10 is likely to be unveiled at WWDC in June 2016. The iPhone 7 rendering looks like a standard metal slate. The display covers the entire front panel, including the physical Home button. The imagined iOS 10 takes full advantage of the bezel-free display. You can zoom in on a photo to fill up the entire screen. When you unlock the phone, the OS shrinks miraculously to create black bezels around it.
Apple already has the necessary patents to make a bezel-free next-gen device. And the iPhone 7 is not an ‘S’ model, so expect it to feature a radically new form factor when it arrives next year. The concept will surely get you more excited about the iPhone 7. Last week, reports surfaced that Apple will use the same display and battery used in the iPhone 6S to cut costs and focus its efforts on improving other aspects of the phone.
iPhone 7 may feature sapphire display
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes that the much-rumored sapphire display could finally materialize with the iPhone 7. Other expected specs include an A10 processor and a super slim frame between 6mm and 6.5mm. What’s more, latest leaks point to three variants of the device: 4-inch, 4.7-inch, and 5.5-inch. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said earlier this month that the 4-inch version would enter mass production in the first half of 2016.
Supply chain sources told Kuo that the 4-inch iPhone would be a budget model powered by the A9 processor. He expects Apple to sell between 20 million and 30 million units of this model through the end of 2016. Earlier this month, Digitimes reported that the development of Apple’s in-house TDDI single-chip solution was running behind the schedule. So, the Cupertino company had to place LCD driver chip orders with Synaptics for its next-gen iPhone.