Rumors have suggested that the iPhone 7 will look similar to the iPhone 6 and 6s, which has some folks worried that it won’t be an exciting update. According to a new report, though, Apple’s next iPhone could have a couple of major changes.
Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that the iPhone 7 will feature a new pressure-sensitive home button. Previous iPhone models have had a home button that you physically press into the phone, but the iPhone 7 is expected to give you feedback via a vibrating haptic feel rather than physically clicking in. It sounds like the mechanism used by the trackpad on Apple’s new MacBook laptops.
Another new feature reportedly in the works for the iPhone 7 is a dual camera setup. Expected to only appear on the larger iPhone 7 Plus model, the two camera sensors are said to capture colors differently, then the iPhone merges them together to create sharper low-light photos. The dual sensors will also allow you to zoom in to photos while retaining a clear image.
Finally, Bloomberg adds to the chorus of reports that say that the iPhone 7 will lack a 3.5mm headphone jack. In its place will be a second speaker. Without a 3.5mm headphone jack, you’ll rely on Bluetooth or the iPhone’s Lightning connector to use headphones with the device.
The iPhone 7 may not feature a hugely updated design from the iPhone 6s, with the only real change expected to be that the two inner antenna lines on the back of the phone will be removed. Apple’s new iPhone will surely have new features, though, and this dual camera system on the Plus model sounds particularly interesting. Apple could also include some internal upgrades with its new iPhones, such as increased RAM for better performance.
Are you thinking about upgrading to the iPhone 7? Or do the rumors surrounding Apple’s new phones have you thinking that you may skip this year’s models?