We are only still getting used to the features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but rumours are already starting to form about what the iPhone 7 may bring!
What is in a name?
When it comes to names, if we are to presume that Apple will continue along with its current pattern, the chances are that the next device that will be called the iPhone 6S, rather than the iPhone 7.
However, it has been suggested that Apple may be looking to drop the ‘S’ name as it has caused some sense of negativity as it seems more like a new update of a previous handset rather than a whole new device. With this in mind, we may see a break from the pattern with the iPhone 7.
When will we be able to get it?
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit shelves back in September 2014 and seeing as Apple isn’t one of the smartphone companies to constantly roll out new devices, we are imagining that it will be around the same time of year. Although we have heard murmurings that Apple will start to release two iPhones a year.
Unfortunately it looks like we have another ten months to wait for it, and seeing as rumours are already building up about it, we can only imagine that we will be hearing a lot more of these within the foreseeable future.
How much will it cost?
Again, we are only at the initial rumour stage here for the iPhone 7, so anything can happen between now and September, but it’s perhaps safer to assume that it is going to cost us a fair amount of money. Around the £540 mark would be a good place to start saving for.
Will we see any important upgrades?
If certain rumours are to turn out true then we may be witnessing one of the biggest camera upgrades ever in 2015. Most significantly, John Gruber of Daring Fireball recently said that there had been claims that the camera on the iPhone 7 would include a two-lens system, allowing users to capture “DSLR-quality imagery”.
As Sony is currently Apple’s camera modules supplier, we can perhaps expect to see a 21MP CMOS sensor, seeing as Sony has just announced that they will be using this themselves.
If all of this is true then it will become much easier for iPhone users to focus on fast moving objects to take better and much clearer photos.
This news has been very well received given that there are many who feel that the iPhone was long overdue a camera upgrade.
What will it look like?
If there is one thing we can be more confident about, it is that Apple users shouldn’t get their hopes up too much that the actual design of the iPhone 7 will have changed too much from its predecessors.
As Apple tends to keep the same design of a handset for two generations of the iPhone, chances are the iPhone7 will keep the slimmer and rounder design of the iPhone 6.
However, you just never know really as Apple can always pull a surprise out of the bag here, and rumours have already surfaced that it might be creating devices with displays that extend right to the sides of the handset.