There are bound to be plenty of new iPhone 7 features planned by Apple already, but we are going to be discussing what we think we could see in the upcoming device. All of this information is of course based off of speculation so take it with a pinch of salt.
We know Apple is intending on making some huge changes in the new iPhone 7 concept which leads us to believe there will be some enhancements to the overall design, battery, screen resolution, and the 16GB variant may be a thing of the past.
Among the new iPhone 7 features, we may see a slight redesign to the physical build of the device. Whilst Apple are known to keep their design similar year after year, some changes are still made. The latest smartphone by Apple is the iPhone 6S and this device is a lot slimmer and sleeker than any previous iPhone release. The iPhone 7 could potentially have an even more ergonomic design. We expect that some slight design changes are almost guaranteed, but a big design change could be possible too.
Battery Life Improvements
Interestingly, Android smartphones tend to have much larger battery capacities than iPhones – despite this, iPhones do still manage to get through the day on one charge. The iPhone 6S has a 1,715 mAh battery, whilst the LG G4 has a 3,000 mAh battery. There will definitely be a slightly larger battery in the iPhone 7 but we’d love to see a hike up to 2,500 mAh or maybe even 3,000. If Android manufacturers can do it, why can’t Apple?
The iPhone 6S has a 750×1334 resolution display. Whilst this is HD, or 720p, it isn’t full HD. Some manufacturers have even gone as far as to introduce 2K displays onto their smartphones. Sony even has a 4K display on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Whether you may think this is overkill or not is besides the fact that an upgrade to full 1080p HD is definitely worthwhile – 1080p content is much crisper than 720p and we personally believe a 2K display is great for viewing 1440p content, although the amount of content available in this format is limited.
No More 16GB
In the past, Apple has released 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models for their iPhones. In recent years, the 8GB was dropped and now Apple is moving towards 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and even 128GB. We believe that Apple will drop the 16GB option in 2016 because it’s just not enough space to accommodate the iOS operating system and a user’s apps, music, games and other content.