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7 rumored features of the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

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7 rumored features of the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

In 2016, Apple will treat us to the iPhone 7, the next chapter in its smartphone history. With the device being due out in September 2016, we are already beginning to hear the first round of rumors and speculation about the handset. 

That's rather normal considering that iPhones are usually the among the most popular devices on the market and are usually highly anticipated by... By just everyone, actually.

Well, although a lot of important tidbits of info will remain veiled in secrecy until Tim Cook unravels the next generation of the venerable iOS-powered smartphone(s), but we are certain the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will come with a certain set of features that are a no-brainer: a speedier Apple A10 chipset, the 12MP iSight camera at the back, and others.

Here are a couple of features that are likely probably make the rounds in the next iPhone crop, some more than others.

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posted on 06 Nov 2015, 09:35 2

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 23919; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My question with the iPhone 7 plus is, will it be a full blown tablet, and not just a scaled-up smartphone. Split window picture and picture, and slide over, a dedicated stylus such as the apple pencil, & a full software suite to take advantage of it. The seven + needs to be more like to note 5, let's get it together Apple.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 09:42 3

2. Derekjeter (Posts: 1054; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I only agree with split screen, a different software of iOS for the larger iPhone like the note 5, but the stylus is a no. I have never ever seen anyone pull out the their stylus on any Note phone. I myself didn't use it at all once when I had the Note 4. The 7plus should have more multitask options than the smaller iPhone.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 11:42 1

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 23919; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I always use mine.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 12:07 4

20. tedkord (Posts: 13458; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I use mine quite a bit, too. It's very useful.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 12:41 2

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 23919; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


One of the absolute killer features. I just feel Apple needs to bring it big with the 7 Plus. The Note has distanced itself from it, and everything else.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 13:32

34. EC112987 (Posts: 945; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


I would like the option of a stylus but more in the like the apple pencil where it's an accessory because I chose the edge plus over the note because I never used the stylus

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 13:52

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 23919; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I could even go for that. With the Note series, I love that the stylus is basically invisible until needed. The things it brings to the phone are awesome. I use it more and more, and just by playing around with it, I keep finding new uses, that are actually practical.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 15:55

54. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13831; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Agreed. The Note created it's distance with the very first model. No phone has really been close, even option that do come with a pen.

They still don't do what the Note does.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 14:35 2

38. aegislash (Posts: 996; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


You're forgetting that just because someone never sees anyone use it, that automatically means no one does.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 15:43 1

42. jeroome86 (Posts: 1929; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Wish iPhone 6s Plus would of been compatable with their pencil. Then some case makers would of make cases for the pen. My Note really came in handy a few times with the S pen. Didn't use it much but it's good to have when you do need it.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 16:02

55. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13831; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I would say most people with a note, don't use the pen for things like navigating the device because even though you can; the fingers are faster.

But when writing nothing comes close. Sometimes I use it to write my text messages. I've been using SNote religiously now.

One thing I dislike about the previous models was the Action Memo pages were too short. So I'm glad it's full sized.

The new screens hot that now allows you to get a full page that scrolls is the best and I am glad they finally did that. When I did reviews of the Galaxy devices, I brought that up all 3 times as to why it couldnt.

If you aren't writing the stylish is basically useless. Some would say it's fair to say people won't use it until they need it. For most trying to get use to it or remembering it's there, just takes some time if you are new to.the device.

Remember people have been using phones for years that didn't even have a stylus at all.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 15:54 1

43. Bm888 (Posts: 516; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


Try ignoring your handwriting pads.. In forums like conference, school.. And you'll find out how handy s_note and stylus is... I Always use it for scribbling notes and I can't do without it...

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 12:47 1

29. Ruturaj (Posts: 1482; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


There are some things you can not do without stylus and there are some things you can do better with stylus. For most of the things you might never use it but when you need it you need it.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 12:56 1

32. Finalflash (Posts: 3448; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It just adds more of the power user abilities if it is there. I don't think Apple will add any of those note features because they are, at the moment, in cutting costs mode. They reluctantly added 1 gb of ram much less a stylus and multi window in the phones.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 13:53

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 23919; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good point.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 14:54 1

39. sgodsell (Posts: 4644; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Apple needs to up the screen resolution on the new iPhone 7. Come one it will be 2016 when it will be released, and if Apple releases the same 1334x750 resolution display again, then there is NO excuse for it, especially when other companies and their devices have released devices roughly the same size as the current iPhone 6/6s, and they have higher resolution displays.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 01:05

49. AlikMalix (unregistered)


Why, my 5s and 6s are sharp... there's no loss of detail - and i'm not confusing faces, images or icons... what is the freaken benefit to go beyond as sharp as a laser print? There's so much downside to high resolution like battery drain, cpu taxing, cost added to device... How much better smoother faster effecient would phones like samsung note 4/5 or galaxy lines be if it wasnt for this spec contest?

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 16:08

57. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13831; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


What battery datmrin? The base S6 lasts longer than both iPhone and it's 1440p.

Just because Apple chose to keep using back lite displays which eat through batteries, doesn't mean everyone else is dumb enough to do so.

It's not the resolution that's the issue, it's the outdated LCD technology.

AMOLED IS BETTER!!! Better accurate colors, less battery drain even at high resolutions and lower costs.

Consider the fact the 1440p in the Galaxies costs less than apples 1080p.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 16:05

56. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13831; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


There is no excuse for a 720/750 for any phone that is suppose to be a flagship, no matter the brand.

It's OK for a midrange other lowered device.

The iPhone is a midrange device perse, but since it is claimed to be a flash ahip, the 6S should be 1080p while the Plus should be something higher.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 16:11 1

58. AlikMalix (unregistered)


Why? it will drain battery faster, slow down processor, but add absolutely no more benefit to the experience. 6s has a very sharp screen - you can read very fine text without issues, there's no detail loss, and games are sharp as well... what. is. the. point.? Just because android phones are fighting for the same turf with eachother by trying to out-spec beyond oblivion doesnt mean that it's something that MUST be done...

Techie, there's really no reason to go beyond what's offered today... no reason...

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 22:03

63. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13831; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


There is a reason, the amount of money they are spending. It doesn't have to be a benefit as long as it costs the same and I can have similar battery life.

I could spend $1500 on a 50" smart TV that's 1080, but if I can get a 4k one for the same price, which one you think I'm going to buy?

I don't care if their are no 4k movies, I will record some with my phone.

I don't need a Porsche to drive to work, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't buy one because it's overkill if I can get it for what I'm paying now.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 19:38

45. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


I've been using a stylus on phones for as long as i can rememeber even on phones that don't have them. I probably 60/40 use the stylus on my note 5.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 00:31

47. AlikMalix (unregistered)


I would take a built in stylus like the note 4/5 than multi screen and slide over features from iPad. I see no benefit (or at least very little benefit) of split screen on anything below 6 or 7 inches - but I love the s-pen and its features. I have pens for iOS, but I don't like carrying it with me.

posted on 07 Nov 2015, 10:38

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 23919; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


When my Note 2 first got the multi window update in 2012, I was hooked. I started using it every chance I got, and haven't looked back since. The Note 3 had it, where you could pull out multi window combos, that were preset. I loved that feature, sadly they moved away from it. For me multi window is a must, the iPads is nice, but needs work.

I originally said I wouldn't buy the new iPhone without it, but caved and bought it anyway. Now I kinda regret it, and may sell it, buy another 6 plus, and pocket the change.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 10:09 2

3. nepalisherpa (Posts: 221; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)


Honestly, split screen on a phone is overrated. I have yet to use that feature on my Note 4. The resulting windows are so small that it's not very practical. Now, PIP, I would love that. I wouldn't mind a small video window at the bottom (or anywhere on the screen) as long as I can continue with other task. Not sure about stylus. To each their own. The only time I have used the stylus on Note 4 is when screen capturing a part of the display.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 10:12 2

7. techandbeers (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 02 Nov 2015)


When I hate a note 5, I never used split screen.

However, I can imagine it being useful for some. I use split screen on my iPad and it is fricking awesome, mainly because the extra screen real estate.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 12:08 1

21. tedkord (Posts: 13458; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's extremely useful, and I've used it on both my Note 4 and my current Note 5.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 12:14

24. UglyFrank (Posts: 1906; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The note 4 has all of those features

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 13:38

35. nepalisherpa (Posts: 221; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)


Was that reply meant to me? If so, then I HAVE a Note 4.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 19:41 1

46. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Again it's subjective, i use split screen on my phone all the time. Mostly youtube + browser.

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