Dec 04, 2015

    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.

    Dual-camera configuration.

    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.