Apple is expected to reveal the next iteration of its ever-popular iPhone on Wednesday. The Californian tech giant usually updates its smartphone lineup in early September so it can see out the end of the year on a high.
The event gets underway at 10 a.m. PDT Wednesday September 7. That’s 1 p.m. in New York, 6 p.m. in London and 3 a.m. the next day in Sydney. It carries the tagline “See you on the 7th” – which may allude to the name of the iPhone 7, as well as the date.
Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has issued a new research note, claiming that the iPhone 7 will include one very useful feature for photo fanatics. The phone will reportedly have four LED flash lights – two in cool colours, and two in warm colours – and an ambient light sensor.
Some of the features are:
- New 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models, presumably called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, respectively.
- Very similar physical designs to the existing iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
- A larger, improved camera on the iPhone 7, plus a dual-camera system exclusive to the larger the iPhone 7 Plus.
- No headphone jack on both new phones.
- The corresponding iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to sport resolutions of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 1440 x 2560 pixels respectively.
- A pressure sensitive home button, using technology similar to that found on the 3D Touch screen.
- 2GB RAM for iPhone 7, 3GB RAM for iPhone 7 Plus
- 3D Touch 2.0 sensor with more distinct haptic feedback
- Home button replaced with non-clicking touch sensor with haptic feedback
- Storage capacities ranging from 32 GB to 256 GB.
- A faster A 10 processor.
- Running iOS 10 at launch.
- A water-resistant design, improved stereo speakers and more battery capacity.