Within the run as much as the iPhone 7’s release date, which is scheduled for someday in September, there is been a LOT of leaks, rumours and hypothesis about what the handsets will entail.
Maximum appear to agree that this yr’s iPhone 7 unlock shall be an incremental affair that makes a speciality of updates to key facets of the iPhone we all know and love; such things as the digital camera, battery lifestyles, display solution and, err… our mistrust of headphone jacks.
The iPhone 7 WILL appear to be the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s. We all know this. You realize this. And Apple is aware of this. However what’s fascinating about this yr’s iPhone 7 unencumber is that, smartly, it hasn’t been the only grabbing all of the headlines; no, that handset is Apple’s 2017 iPhone which has additionally been leaking everywhere.
2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th birthday, so it stands to explanation why Apple will need to do one thing particular for that. You may have heard about an the “iPhone Professional”, the identify has been handed round moderately liberally this yr, however what you could now not know is that the iPhone Professional is deliberate for NEXT YEAR, now not this yr, as prior to now rumoured.
And this iPhone Pro model will be a curved OLED affair, in keeping with studies, a prospect that are meant to have any Apple fan value their salt palpably frothing on the mouth in anticipation. The Curved OLED iPhone will function a 5.5in show and send along two different iPhones, possibly the style iterations we all know and love, and they're going to use same old LCD panels.
See what Apple’s doing there?
Yep — the similar factor is all the time does: forcing you to pay for the highest style to get a real update.
“At the side of a brand new Professional type wielding OLED tech,” notes BGR, “all of subsequent yr’s iPhone vary will have to see a vital trade in design. Nikkei confirms previous reviews that the 2017 iPhone may have an all-glass show and chassis, which can handiest be connected with a steel bezel. Primary iPhone provider Foxconn has reportedly been running onerous to expand the brand new capacity in time to make Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone.”
And Apple actually does want a new phone of this ilk as a result of, for the primary time ever, the iPhone is beginning to glance mortal. Gross sales declined for the primary time in 2016 and Apple’s element providers are gearing up for much less call for within the coming yr.
“Primary provider has won element orders for 54 million devices for the 2 new fashions,” stated the document. “In keeping with the source conversant in the iPhone design, the loss of call for is more likely to drag down shipments for the whole yr to not up to 200 million handsets, when compared with the 231 million telephones Apple bought ultimate yr.”
Roll on, 2017!