(REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH)Details are pictured on the back of an Apple Iphone 6 on a table in a restaurant in Hanau, Germany, April 10, 2016.
Apple’s flagship phone, iPhone 7, has been widely speculated to finally come out in September. The fans have been waiting patiently to get their hands on the newest handset, but others are wondering if the smartphone has some new significant features to offer.
According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based company will be having a new home button for the phone that will be using pressure-sensitive technology. So, the usual circular button, which users have to press down, may be replaced with a non-physical button that vibrates when touched. This could be one of the phone line’s biggest changes in terms of its home button since the first-ever iPhone.
Another rumored spec that will be very different from the past iPhones is the dual-camera setup at the rear. Apple is not known to beef up the megapixel of the phones’ cameras just to give better-quality photos. Now, this rumored dual camera apparently would give brighter and detailed images. Since there are two lenses, it means that there are also two sensors that would then combine into one very detailed single image. Users can expect vivid images even if it is zoomed-in and capturing images under low-light is no longer a huge problem as well.
Another huge step that Apple might be taking for the upcoming iPhone 7 is scrapping the traditional 3.55-mm audio jack. The tech giant is apparently eying to replace the usual iPhone speakers to stereo speakers and would push people to use wireless headphones. In order to connect the phone to separate speakers, users will have to plug it into a Lightning port. This could mean that Apple will be making a special adapter for this to work out smoothly.
Other reports also speculate that a new color variant will be available for the iPhone 7 — the Space Black. Also, it may not sport the much stronger Gorilla Glass 5.
Rumor has it that pre-orders for the iPhone 7 start on Sept. 9 and will be launched on Sept. 16.