ALL The Stuff We Want To See Inside Apple's iPhone 7...

ALL The Stuff We Want To See Inside Apple's iPhone 7...
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Here's what we'd like to see from Apple's iPhone 7 once it gets a release in 2016

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. Apple has had an absolutely banging two years with its iPhone business. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s all sold in frankly alarming numbers, crushing its competition across the board and in all regions. Hell, Apple even cracked China -- and that in itself is no mean feat when you factor in just how different the Chinese market is to the rest of the world.


Apple sold 15+ million iPhone 6s handsets within the first few weeks of the devices going on sale. Impressive stuff, indeed. Even more so when you consider the iPhone 6, which was a HUGE update for Apple, only managed 13 million the previous year. In 2016, Apple will release the iPhone 7 and according to reports there could well be more than two iPhones released during the new year. Yep, we're talking about the iPhone C line -- apparently it is coming back!
Talk of the iPhone 7c, if that’s what it is called, has surfaced a few times in the past couple of months but recently bigger and more reliable sources, like The Telegraph, are chiming in with their respective 2 cents. While not exactly cheap by Android standards, the iPhone 5c, a £429 phone, was the perfect gateway handset for many floating users in 2013/14 — it introduced around 20 million new users to Apple’s ecosystem and if history tells us anything, Apple will retain most of these, converting them onto bigger and better things.
A new report from TrendForce claims Apple's iPhone 7 will be water-proof, a feature many Android handsets have had for for a long time. Beyond this TrendForce reckons Apple will radically alter the design and finish of the handset and also include more RAM, perhaps as much as 3GB, as well as a third handset called the iPhone 7c. The major selling points of the next iPhone will be 3GB memory for the 5.5-inch model and waterproof feature, again, likely only on the larger model. TrendForce estimates around 260 million iPhones will be shipped in 2016, a year-on-year growth of 12.5% and this would equate to a market share of 18.5%. Apple will also still have the highest margin next year compared with products from rival vendors.
Samsung’s shipments are anticipated to drop 4% annually to 310 million due to Chinese competitors like Xiaomi, Huawei and ZTE. TrendForce reckons Samsung will finish 2016 with 22% of the global smartphone market in 2016, down considerably from this year's performance. But then again Samsung could WOW us all with its Samsung Galaxy S7 range, which is expected to launch in Q1 2016.
And it'd better be pretty damn impressive too because if Apple's iPhone 7 is anyway near as successful as the iPhone 6 then Samsung and every other player in the mobile space will seriously have their work cut out for them in 2016/17.
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.

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. And according to reports from TrendForce THIS is what Apple is looking to bring to its iPhone 7 Plus, alongside 3GB of RAM and a heavily updated camera.

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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Those are our wish list features for the new iPhone 7. What are yours? Tell us in the comments.
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