Apple is all set to reveal its new flagship smartphones today at an event in San Francisco, USA. Like last year, it is expected to launch two phones probably named as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as last year iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were launched.
There have been many speculations about the phones which started soon after the launch of iPhone 6S itself. The new iPhones are expected to come with some eye-catching features as Apple is facing stiff competition from World’s No 1 smartphone maker, the Samsung.
Here are some speculations which are widely expected to come true tonight. So let’s check out what the new iPhones may have.
Dual-Camera Setup: Apple iPhone 6s was criticized heavily for not having something new. But this time the grapevines are filled with rumours of a dual camera set up in the upcoming phone. A lot of images showed up on the internet showing the dual camera set up in the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro variant which will be more like what we saw in the Huawei P9 rather than what we saw in the HTC One M8.
Touch-Sensitive Home Button: Apple is also likely to dump its outdated home button for a touch-sensitive home button. It will be interesting to see how Apple takes the advantage of this new change. Most likely, the new home button would recognise different tap combinations for various functions.
No Headphone jack: One of the first rumours that came about this year’s iPhone was the absence of a headphone jack. Instead this year’s iPhones are said to be coming with pair of Lightning EarPods. Moreover, it is likely that Apple includes a lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter in the box.
Specifications: Just like last year’s iPhone, iPhone 7 will come with 4.7 inch display and the Plus variant will come in 5.5 inch display. The iPhone 7 is expected to be powered by a 2.4GHz A10 chipset which might be clocked at a slower speed. The iPhone 7 is said to be coming with 2GB of RAM, while iPhone 7 Plus is expected to have 3GB of RAM.
Moreover, iPhone 7 might sport a 12 megapixel camera with OIS and 4-LED flash lights. Whereas, theiPhone 7 Plus will have two 12 megapixel sensors, one of which will be 6 element wide angle lens and other one being a 5-eleent wide angle lens. Apple is also likely to dump the 16GB storage option with the base model coming with 32GB storage. Also there is likely to be no 64GB model and we will see a straight bump to 128GB and 256GB. Another interesting rumour has it that the iPhone 7 will be IPX7 certified dust and water resistant.
Price: The iPhone 7 is expected to be priced at Rs 53,000 onwards while the iPhone 7 Plus is expected to cost above Rs 61,200. However, these rates have been only calculated on the basis conversion rates. Actual prices may differ as there are a lot of other things which comes in the picture once the device is launched. Also, this year Apple is also planning to introduce a new colour variant with the name ‘Space Black’ or ‘Piano Black’.
Nonetheless, everything will be cleared in just a couple of days as we see Apple revealing the next iPhone on Wednesday.
(In pics – A leaked pic of iPhone 7)