The iPhone 6 is slowly reaching peak gross sales, but Apple is already exhausting at work to iron out the novelties that will be current in the upcoming iPhone 7 and seven Plus. The problem will probably be miniaturising the system in order that it could fit into the iPhone body, however few would wager in opposition to some form of enhance the the iPhone 6S’s photographic prowess.
Waterproof casing and elements: A patent application filed by Apple proves that the company is engaged on ways to waterproof its devices, but it surely’s not clear whether or not the technology can be ready in time to make a debut on the iPhone 6S. In line with the patent paperwork, Apple is not planning to depend on sealed telephone casings, but will as an alternative coat individual electric components throughout the iPhone with a water-repellant movie.
Constructing a Sim card into the physique of the iPhone 6S would allow engineers to save precious space within the handset’s chassis, permitting them either to slim down the body, make the battery greater or add new components resembling a second rear-going through digicam lens (see above).
Sapphire crystal display: Persistent rumours and reports prompt that the final iPhone would benefit from a sapphire crystal display coating – and immensely strong glass-like substance that’s highly scratch resistance – however ultimately it by no means materialised.
Reviews suggest that Apple and its suppliers had trouble manufacturing adequate portions to equip the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, however already the rumour mill is chattering in regards to the prospect of a sapphire crystal iPhone 7. Which may be wishful thinking, however one factor is confirmed: the corporate is planning to use sapphire crystal for the Apple Watch, which is due this spring.
A trade-in scheme for non iPhone customers: iPhone owners are already able to trade in old telephones for the latest models, and now Apple is planning to increase the provide to house owners of smartphones made by other companies.
Rumours that Apple was planning to upgrade its flagship smartphone twice this year, launching the iPhone 6S in spring and the iPhone 7 in autumn, at all times appeared like an extended-shot – and the latest reviews appear to confirm that the corporate will persist with its one-phone-per-year improve schedule.
Even so, many had been shocked when the Stabley Times reported in February that the company was planning two iPhone upgrades this 12 months in an attempt to spice up gross sales of the Apple Watch, which was unveiled last week.
Other than the one nameless source quoted within the article, little proof has emerged to assist the theory, and most commentators now expect an iPhone 6S this autumn, adopted by an iPhone 7 in 2016 – as per Apple’s established product cycle.
In the meantime, industry analysts say Apple is finalising the line-up of component manufacturers for the iPhone 6S, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp anticipated to supply nearly all of the A9 processors around which the cellphone might be constructed.
TechCrunch says the approach described in the patent application would also involve utilizing silicon seals round cables and connector pins within the iPhone circuitry to ensure that water was stored out.
Samsung might not have added as many new options to its latest Galaxy telephones as it has with earlier devices, however there are fairly just a few issues the S6 and S6 Edge can do this the iPhone can’t.
For many individuals the iPhone 5S is the perfect size, large enough for apps but not so large you need a good friend that will help you carry it. In case you tend to make use of your cellphone as a cellphone, larger screens might be counterproductive, particularly if you have small fingers or just don’t love holding something enormous to the aspect of your head.
We all know that spontaneously self-harming cables must be coated by the warranty, but when the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 Lightning cables might be toughened as much as save us these trips to the Genius Bar we might be delighted.
IOS eight adoption has stalled, and we reckon it’s largely because folks with 16GB iPhones haven’t got enough free area for the 5.7GB over-the-air replace and don’t wish to use iTunes because, effectively, iTunes.
The required bits and pieces add a whopping 0.2mm to the thickness of the system, and we will promise Apple that the quantity of people that would not buy an iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 as a result of it was 7.1mm as a substitute of 6.9mm is as insignificant as that zero.2mm difference.