Apple fans may still be busy exploring the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but new reports are already outlining the successive lineup of Apple devices in 2015.
By the looks of it, Apple is going to make quite an impression next year with a fresh lineup. The Cupertino-based brand is reportedly planning to launch a series of new devices including the iPhone 7, iPad Air Plus and a mini version of the new flagships. While it may be too early to heed to the rumours about the upcoming lineup, it is evidently hard to resist.
Apple fans are closely watching out for the iPhone 7 smartphone, especially after the major redesign of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. There have been rumors about next iPhone design, as Mac World speculates a thicker and bigger iPhone 7 with "sidewall displays."
Apple has already patented displays extending to the sides of the device for various functions such as unlock, music, caller ID and more. It seems fitting to see the technology be integrated into the iPhone 7.
Besides the design concept, Apple is reportedly working on a major camera upgrade for the iPhone 7. According to Daring Fireball's John Gruber, iPhone 7 camera will witness the biggest change ever, with a DSLR like quality images coming from a dual-lens camera setup. There will also be wireless charging support in the iPhone 7 and the long-rumored Sapphire glass display.
There has also been a report hinting at 3D display technology for the iPhone 7, showing images in 3D without a companion 3D glass, Knowyourmobile reported.
4-inch iPhone Mini
The world has gone crazy over the new flagships, but there may be some good news for those who were turned off by the monster screen size of iPhone 6 Plus. A mini version of the iPhone 7 is likely a part of Apple's 2015 product lineup.
According to the rumors, the iPhone 5C lineup will be discontinued next year but the new 4-inch iPhone will likely offer a replacement. Apple ended the 4-inch concept for smartphones with iPhone 6 but the tech giant will keep the legacy of small display smartphones best suited for single-handed use with the new mini version next year. Word is that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sizes will continue along with a new 4-inch iPhone, which suggests three new iPhones in 2015 but there is no concrete evidence to support it.
Tech analyst and expert Jeff Kagan is skeptical about continuation of the 4-inch smartphone line. "I imagine there will be a market for a phone that's the same size as the iPhone 5," Kagan told Benzinga, according to Yahoo. "But I can't see Apple doing it. Apple keeps the same-sized phone for two years, [then it] changes."
iPad Air Plus
There is much importance given to the iPad Pro aka iPad Air Plus, which has been in the news for quite some time. The large size of the unannounced tablet is its major appeal and at 12.9 inches, the iPad Air Plus is bound to reignite the true sense of tablet computing. The design of the device is likely to follow the traditional iPad design but with overhauled specs. There is nothing but rumors about the new iPad but the device is finally set to debut in 2015