With only a month left for the official launch of Apple's 2016 flagship, widely referred to as iPhone 7, rumours and speculations continue to quench fans' thirst for implicit details. Of course, Apple is a pro in keeping all the product details under a tight lid until after the launch, but that hasn't stopped from various inside sources to give us a sneak peak at what to expect.
We have already heard a lot about the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but here's something that will make you jump harder in joy as you wait for the official release of the new flagships. The new iPhones are expected to be launched in early September in the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, while the international release will follow within the next few days and weeks.
In the latest development about iPhone 7 rumours, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman learnt some interesting facts about the unreleased phones. Citing people familiar with the matter, Gurman said the iPhone 7 at large will be similar to the current generation iPhones in terms of design, but undergo massive hardware and software related changes.
The first major change expected in the new iPhone is the dual camera setup, which will only be seen in the larger "Plus" variant. The dual camera sensors will capture colours differently and produce a detailed photograph by merging two photos. Gurman noted that this will also enhance low-light photography.
Although this isn't the first time we have heard about the dual cameras for the upcoming iPhones, Gurman's confirmation adds more value to the ongoing rumours.
Another noteworthy change in the new iPhones is going to be the updated home button, which will feature Macbook-style pressure-sensitive home button, the sources said. Bloomberg also noted that the new iPhones will indeed ditch the headphone jack and replace it with Bluetooth and charging port connectivity. The rear antenna lines will be removed for a plain finish.
From what we have learnt so far, the new iPhones will come in 4.7 and 5.5-inch variants, upgraded A10 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB base storage option. There is nothing concrete on the pricing of the iPhone 7, but MobiPicker claimed that the base model will cost ¥5,258 (around $802 or Rs. 53,000) and the 64GB and 256GB models will be priced at ¥6,088 (around $924, Rs. 61,000), ¥7,088 (around $1075 or Rs. 71,000), respectively. The Indian pricing of the handset will differ as it is not based purely on the conversion rates of the currencies.