Insiders: iPhone 7 may have dual cams, new connectors
THE next generation iPhone model, commonly referred as the iPhone 7, is likely to come with a new design and more features compared with the current "s" series. So what exactly is Apple looking at?
According to mobile news site G for Games, sources in China claim that Apple is currently testing five different iPhone 7 configurations with each model having a different set of features.
Some of the features that Apple is looking at include:
USB Type-C reversible connector, which is not proprietary, unlike Apple's current Lightning connector.
Multi-3D Touch, which could mean pressing down harder with more than one finger to call up different options.
Embedding fingerprint recognition technology in the display, instead of the home button.
An Amoled display panel.
Chinese news website UDN reported earlier that Apple is considering a dual-lens design for the iPhone for optical zoom capability and better low-light performance. DigiTimes reported in June that Apple could integrate fingerprint sensors with the display, which will lead to "ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays" for the iPhone.
Korean publication ETNews claimed in October that Apple is testing Oled panel samples from Samsung. This is reportedly corroborated by a high-ranking industry executive that Samsung Display had renewed talks with Apple to supply Oled displays for use in future iPhones.
Other rumoured features of the iPhone 7 include 3GB RAM for the iPhone 7 Plus, waterproofing features and an ultra-slim design which is achieved by replacing the 3.5mm headphone jack with a Lightning jack.