iPhone 7: What we expect to see in it

iPhone 7: What we expect to see in it
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There are many things we expect to see in Apple's coming iPhone 7, according to Knowyourmobile, Here's what we'd like to see from Apple's iPhone 7 once it gets a release in 2016
Earlier in the year there was plenty of speculation about Apple releasing a new iPhone update early. There were also claims Apple was ditching its iPhone Xs updates and sticking to solid numbers -- apparently it was beginning to worry that punters were getting wise to its incremental ways. This of course didn't happen and the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are now readily available all over the globe.
As it stands it looks as if the iPhone 7, like the iPhone 6s before it, will follow Apple's traditional update schedule and launch in late-2016, potentially alongside a 4in handset that is tipped to be called the iPhone 7c.

So How Different Will The iPhone 7 Be? 

Apple, in the not too distant future, will get rid of its iPhone home button, apparently, and integrate all of the home buttons traditional functions –– TouchID, multitasking, go Home –– into a key built directly into the iPhone’s display. 
This isn’t a new rumour; plenty of reports have surfaced during the past several years about Apple ditching the home button in favour of something built directly into the iPhone’s screen. 
The only difference now, however, is that the technology to make such a bold move happen is apparently ready. 
“Citing sources in Taiwan's integrated circuit industry, notes Apple Insider, “DigiTimes reported on Monday that Apple is developing touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions for future iPhones. The chips are also said to include fingerprint sensors, which would allow for new iPhone designs without a home button, enabling the entire front panel to be the device's display.”
Nevertheless, it is worth noting that DigiTimes has a less-than-steallar track record at predicting these types of things accurately, so, as always, do take all of this as pure speculation at present, an interesting idea… but nothing more. 



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The Plot Thickens. 

According to a new report over at Apple Insider, building on from its previous one, Apple is indeed looking to do away with its home button on future releases. But all is not quite as it would seem, as you can see from the report below….
“A source who in the past has correctly shared information about Apple's future product plans indicated on Monday that Apple is indeed planning on removing the home button from future iPhone hardware. But they cautioned that such a change will not arrive within the next two years, leaving it as a long-term goal for the company,” reports Apple Insider. “Much could change between now and then, including the effort being scrapped entirely. But it's easy to see why Apple would be pursuing a button-less bezel, as ditching the iPhone home button could allow for smaller and lighter handsets with an even more simple aesthetic.”
But such a move would not take place until at least 2017, the source added. "Seamlessly integrating Touch ID into the iPhone's display remains a stumbling block for Apple, whether in terms of cost or just the limitations of currently available technology."
2015 saw the release of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and we’ll have to wait until this time next year -- 2016 -- for the arrival of the iPhone 7 and, potentially, a new iPhone Xc range. Doing this would give Apple a handset in every category and also, should it build the iPhone 7c with a 4in display, placate all those iPhone users who are annoyed about their beloved phone getting too big to use singlehandedly.
Here's KYM's wishlist for the iPhone 7, a basic outline of what we'd like to see included inside the iPhone, developments we believe would make the handset better and a bunch of specs and features we'd like Apple to implement. Obviously, this is more speculative fun than anything else, but if you do have your own ideas, please, feel free to post them in the comments sections below. 

iPhone 7: Sapphire Display

Sapphire is the second most scratch resistant material next to diamond and it was rumored that a sapphire display was set to make it into the iPhone 6. But then Apple had problems with GT Advanced and the only sapphire that made it onto the iPhone 6 was the glass covering its rear iSight camera. But given that sapphire will be covering the Apple Watch and that its so much more durable than any display any smartphone has ever had we’re hopeful Apple will finally be adding it to the iPhone 7.

iPhone 7: Wireless Charging

This could be THE killer feature of the iPhone 7. Wireless charging has come a long way in the last few years and it would be killer if Apple introduced it on the next iPhone. It’s doubtful that if Apple does add wireless charging to the next iPhone it would use any kind of conduction pad. Instead it would take advantage of true “wi-fi charging” that allows devices to be powered when they are within reach of a base station.
Similarly, Apple has also filed patents around the field of wireless charging. “Apple's U.S. Patent No. 8,645,604 for ‘Device orientation based docking functions’ describes a method in which a portable device, such as an iPhone or iPad, can change docking behaviours as a function of its orientation with a host device or position on a wireless inductive charging mat,” reports Apple Insider.



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iPhone 7: EVEN Better Battery Life

And now that we’re on the topic of charging...wouldn’t it be great it the next iPhone didn’t need to be charged as often? We’re hoping Apple takes advantage of some of the latest battery cell technologies and pushes the average use time of the device to over 12 hours. Being able to wake up in the morning and not have to plug in your iPhone once before getting home would be amazing.
"The big worry is that as the iPhone 7 is said to be so slim," reports Expert Reviews, "it means that there's less room inside for battery, which again will have an impact on battery life. I think it's a little early to start panicking yet, as reduced battery life is not a certainty and there are a few tricks that Apple might have up its sleeve. For starters, the new A10 chip will, no doubt, be more energy efficient than the A9 SoC in the iPhone 6s. It will probably be built using a smaller fabrication process, which will also mean that it takes up less room in the case, leaving more room for a bigger battery. Next, Apple will most likely work on making iOS 10 more energy efficient, again helping boost battery power."
iPhone 6s Plus users, well, those that don’t ride the phablet too hard, have had their first taste of what all-day battery life is like in practice. But we’re not content with a mere taste; most people want more and have done for quite sometime. In a world full featuring HAARP, electronic cars and 4K displays on phones, one would have thought a company of Apple’s calibre could have sorted battery life by now? Two or three day battery life would be a HUGE USP for any company in the model space, and we know for a fact that Apple is sitting on plenty of innovative battery technology patents but, sadly, it is anyone’s guess when any of them will see the light of day inside actual iPhones and iPads.
But one thing's for sure: Apple isn't keen on making its iPhones any thicker in order to accomodate a bigger battery cell. In an interview with the Financial Times, Apple's senior vice-president of design Jony Ives, all but rules out compromising the design of the iPhone 6s or 7 in order to accommodate a bigger power pack. "When the issue of the frequent need to recharge the iPhone is raised," the FT says, "[Ive] answers that it's because it's so light and thin that we use it so much and therefore deplete the battery. With a bigger battery it would be heavier, more cumbersome, less 'compelling'."

iPhone 7: 32GB For Base Model AND 3GB+ of RAM

I pity the person who buys the entry level iPhone 6s. Why? Because it comes with a paltry 16GB of storage space, which is good for almost nothing. Anyone who buys a 16GB iPhone is pretty much going to fill it up once they download a couple apps, a few games, and take a few hundred photos. And if they shoot HD video? Forget about it. Here’s hoping the iPhone 7 starts at a reasonable 32GB of storage for the base model.
Also, the iPhone 6s now includes 2GB of RAM, but by the end of 2016, that will be rather paltry looking compared to the 4GB+ of RAM found in most Android handsets. An iPhone 7 with 3GB or more of RAM would be very, very welcome.

iPhone 7: Waterproofing!

There are a ton of Android handset makers (ahem, Samsung and Sony) that are waterproofing their phones. We’d LOVE to see Apple do this to the iPhone 7. No, we don’t expect to be able to go scuba diving with it, but it would be great it we could feel comfortable using it near the pool or even outdoors in the rain without worrying that we’re one drop of H20 away from ruining our £500 phone.

iPhone 7: Optical Zoom

This last one is something that is admittedly also the hardest due to the limited space available in an iPhone. Our smartphones are now the number one camera we use, but when it comes to zooming they suck. The iPhone 6 only offers digital zoom (as do most smartphones). It would be AMAZING if Apple could fit optical zoom into the iPhone 7’s rear camera. I mean hey, if ASUS can do it, why not the boys in Cupertino?

iPhone 7: Apple Pencil Support

The coolest new feature of the iPad Pro is its support for the Apple Pencil stylus. Given that the screen of the iPhone 6s Plus, and even the iPhone 6s, is big enough for serious stylus work, it would be great to see Apple support the Pencil in the iPhone 7.

iPhone 7: New Colors

One of the best desgin choices of the iPhone 6s was adding the new Rose Gold color option. But the truth is, the other color options, particularily Silve and "Space Grey" are getting a bit old. We'd love to see Apple introduce some more bold color options like Rose Gold for the iPhone 7. And for the love of all that is holy, please retire "Space Grey" and just give us an awesome jet black aluminum body.
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