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Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus rumor review: specs, features, release date, and everything we know so far

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Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus rumor review: specs, features, release date, and everything we know so far

In 2016, Apple will most certainly treat us to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the next highly-anticipated page in its smartphone book. Rumors are already shaping up a believable picture of what the next iOS flagships will be. At this point, we are not expecting an exterior redesign - reportedly, this is reserved for 2017, when the Apple iPhone 8 will reportedly get unveiled (yep, it might not be an "s" year). Yet, we are hopeful some intriguing new features will be making the cut this year! 

Without further ado, let's summarize all we know so far about next year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which might also be called the iPhone 7 Pro. We are now somewhat convinced that the latter might arrive with an intriguing dual lens camera, dubbed the iPhone 7 Pro, which will reportedly amp up its photography game. How, exactly? Read on to find out! 

TL;DR


We hereby warn you - we have an ample amount of rumors below. In a nutshell, here are the most believable and logical rumors about the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro:

  • Design: At this point, we suppose the iPhone 7 will not introduce a major redesign, but will be mostly similar to the iPhone 6/6s. It could be a waterproof device with Touch ID embedded into the display, no 3.5mm audio jack, and possibly a Smart Connector port.
  • Hardware: The device will most certainly arrive with a 16nm Apple A10 chipset, manufactured by both TSMC and Samsung. We expect 2GB of RAM inside the iPhone 7, while the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro is said to sport 3GB of RAM for improved camera performance.
  • Display: Display size and resolution are likely to remain the same. 3D Touch might score multi-touch support. IPS LCD displays are likely to stick around for another year.
  • Camera: We expect the iPhone 7 to sport similar camera setups as the 6s/6s Plus (a 12MP iSight camera at the back and a 5MP FaceTime snapper up front) while the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro is rumored to arrive with a dual-lens camera.
  • Release date and pricing: We are gearing for an early September 2016 announcement while the actual release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus/Pro will most likely take place in late September 2016.

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Design


iPhone 7 render based on CAD drawing

iPhone 7 render based on CAD drawing

iPhone 7 render based on CAD drawing

iPhone 7 render based on CAD drawing

iPhone 7 CAD drawing

iPhone 7 CAD drawing

iPhone 7 Plus CAD drawing

iPhone 7 Plus CAD drawing

Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus rumor review: specs, features, release date, and everything we know so far
As you are probably aware, Apple has been keeping a strict 2-year window between the redesigns of its smartphones for a long time now. Thus, we have the iPhone 6s vastly similar to the iPhone 6, the iPhone 5s mostly alike with the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4s indistinguishable from the iPhone 4, and so on. This is why we are expecting Jony Ive & Co to spice things up in the design department a bit, though not drastically. The antenna lines are rumored to be getting streamlined, which will be a welcome visual change.

However, the majority of rumors that have been hitting us recently suggest this won't be the case. The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro are largely expected to look mostly similar to their predecessors, with only minor design changes on board. 

Even one of the leakers with a very good track record, Ming-Chi Kuo, claimed the iPhone 7 won't have "many attractive selling points".

Yes, we wouldn't mind it if Apple decided to come back to the 90-degree edges of the iPhone 5/5s era - in this day and age where most manufacturers are largely employing rounded frames, it would be a breath of fresh mountain air. Still, we will have to wait a bit before we get our first glimpse of iPhone 7/7Plus' looks. As far as build materials are concerned, Apple is most likely sticking with aluminum, and judging by the iPhone 6s, that'd be a member of the series 7000 aluminum, which is one of the strongest aluminum alloys around. 

There are a handful of theories about the next iPhone floating around, and though some are rather unbelievable, we ought to explore them:

Smart Connector 

Last year, Apple introduced the large iPad Pro and it arrived with a Smart Connector, which allows you to connect the Smart Keyboard to the tablet. It's speculated that the large iPhone 7 Plus/Pro might also feature this connectivity port, but as to what accessories might be available for it, we can only speculate. Probably a case or something completely else? Another rumor claims there won't be anything of the kind on board. Go figure.

Touch ID embedded in the display

We might also have a Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded inside the display, which falls in line with a certain patent application that we got hold of earlier in 2015. Well, seems to be entertaining the idea, so a display with an embedded fingerprint scanning functionality is neither too sci-fi or far-fetched. 

Waterproof body

What's more, it is also suggested that Cupertino might finally jump on the waterproofness train and make the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus watertight. This was somewhat suggested by the abundance of silicone seals and gaskets that make the current iPhone crop able to withstand a lengthy dunk in the water to some extent. Apart from physical evidence found in the 6s and 6s Plus, we also have a patent that allegedly reveals that Apple is entertaining the idea of making its devices resistant to the water element. 

The iPhone 7 might feature a technology that would seal the ports, thus blocking water or any other liquid from getting inside the phone, and consequently damaging its internals. 

No 3.5mm audio jack

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are rumored to come without the universal connector and use a proprietary Lightning one in order to slim down some bulk. This will theoretically allow Apple to slim down the devices a bit, as well as make them waterproof - one less port to worry about is a massive plus, engineering-wise! 

Thinnest iPhone ever?

Cupertino is reportedly aiming poised to make its next devices roughly 6mm-thick. As a reminder, the iPhone 6 was 6.9mm thin, while the 6s clocks in at 7.1mm. One of the changes that might unlock the possibility for an even thinner iPhone 7 body is the aforementioned removal of the 3.5mm audio jack.


Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus rumor review: specs, features, release date, and everything we know so far
Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus rumor review: specs, features, release date, and everything we know so far
Liquidmetal or a new custom aluminum alloy build

There's also a rumor claiming that the iPhone 7 could be made of Liquidmetal and not aluminum. Liquidmetal is tougher and sturdier than aluminum with the same thickness, which is a win-win scenario no matter how you look at it. 

The nitty-gritty of liquid metal is that it employs metal atoms of different sizes, which form a dense mix with low free volume. This results in an ultra-strong material that has extremely high tensile strength, scratch, and corrosion resistance while remaining easily moldable. Fun fact: Liquidmetal is no stranger to Apple, as the SIM ejector that were bundled with some iPhone 3GS unit were made of liquid metal as a part of a test. 

Minuscule bezels

Apart from a thinner footprint, the next crop of iPhones might feature thinner bezels due to the alleged removal of in-cell touch panels. Instead, Apple is rumored to use a vastly improved version of the well-known glass-on-glass technology. The liquid metal material might also pave the way for thinner bezels.

Sapphire display might finally become reality 

We were expecting the iPhone 6 to arrive with a tough sapphire display, but this did not happen. 

The iPhone 6s also did not get one, but meanwhile the Apple Watch was coated with sapphire. As a result, the rumor mill is once again claiming that the iPhone 7 will arrive with sapphire on board. Here's to hoping.

Inductive wireless charging? Count us in!

Wireless charging might also make the cut in 2016 - certain hearsays claim that the iPhone 7 might feature inductive wireless charging, similar to the one on the Apple Watch. 

Why no previous iPhones arrived with wireless charging? Well, one of the reasons is that until mid-2015, inductive wireless charging could not transfer power through metal, but thanks to Qualcomm's WiPower technology, announced in late July, all metal handsets can score wireless charging. Qualcomm employed a new wireless charging standard, called Rezence.

And here are the major design rumors, ranked in terms of their likability to become reality:

RumorProbability
Dual camera setuplikely
Waterproof (self-sealing ports, nano-coating)likely
Thinnest iPhone everlikely
Sapphire displaylikely
Inductive wireless charginglikely
No 3.5mm audio jack on boardlikely
Flexible wrap-around displayunlikely
USB-Type C portunlikely
AMOLED displayunlikely
No home buttonunlikely


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Hardware


Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus rumor review: specs, features, release date, and everything we know so far
It's a no-brainer that Apple is going to grace its next handset with a speedier chipset than its predecessor (the 6s), which will most likely be called the Apple A10 SoC. Considering that the Apple A9 chip that is currently gracing the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus is a 64-bit performance champ, manufactured with TSMC's 16nm or Samsung's 14nm manufacturing process. 

Well, it's too early to have any specific pieces of info for the chipset, but certain sources already claim Apple will exclusively choose TSMC as the sole supplier for the A10 SoC. It's also rumored that it will be a 16nm FinFET one, similar to TSMC's A9 produce. Judging by Apple A9's performance, which is one of the very best SoCs on the scene right now, we have extremely high hopes for the A10, which will most certainly end in the top-tier end of the performance spectrum. 

In the memory department, Cupertinians amped up the game of the 6s and the 6s Plus by throwing in some much needed operational memory inside - in 2015, we finally got iPhones with 2GB of RAM. Rumor has it that the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro might come with 3GB of RAM on board in order to step up its photography game, but the regular iPhone 7 is not expected to sport that much operational memory. Ergo, it will most certainly sport 2 gigs of RAM. At least, this is what Ming-Chi Kuo, an industry insider with a rather good track record, has been trying to instill in us.

Display


A flurry of rumors claims that Apple is indeed entertaining the idea of putting an AMOLED display on its future iPhones, probably after 2018. Other rumors suggest the shift from LCD to AMOLED might take place in 2019 at the earliest. Well, we believe that this might eventually happen, but the iPhone 7 is unlikely to come with such a display. 

Reportedly, the tech giant has recently acquired a "secret" display factory in Taiwan, which will allegedly focus on developing a micro-LED display in the future. However, it's currently focusing on helping Apple steer away from its third-party display suppliers and develop its own in-house solutions; in particular, we heard that the secret Taiwanese factory is currently working on a brighter, thinner, and more energy-efficient LCD display

As far as display sizes and resolutions are concerned, we are yet to be tipped with info about the upcoming iPhone crop. There are two options though: Apple will either increase the resolution... or not. Still, we are a bit more inclined to believe that the iPhone 7 will flaunt a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 750 by 1334 pixels and command a pixel density of 326ppi, while the larger iPhone 7 Plus will most likely arrive with a 5.5-inch, 1080p screen, which brings forth a pixel density of 401ppi, the sharpest in Cupertino's arsenal. Indeed, these are the very same measurements that can be found in the specs sheets of the iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus; we are not ruling out the idea that Apple might shake things up in this regard, but due to the lack of any hearsay so far, we will take the conservative approach.

Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus rumor review: specs, features, release date, and everything we know so far

There's an interesting rumor flying around, though. It seems that Apple was poised to develop its own set of display drivers for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus order to boost image sharpness and battery life, but fell behind schedule and had to place orders for Synaptics' display controllers. In case you don't know, Synaptics is Apple's supplier of touch and display drivers.

3D Touch


Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus rumor review: specs, features, release date, and everything we know so far
3D Touch is here to stay, and will most likely score new functionalities along the way. As we mentioned earlier, Apple is reportedly contemplating the idea of bringing a multi-3D Touch functionality on board the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. This feature will allow users to apply pressure on several points on the display. 

Hopefully, this would be used for a wider range of UI interactions, and not just for your usual shoot-'em-up game. We know nothing else about 3D Touch on the next crop of iPhones, but we suppose that we won't hear anything until the device is official, as we expect the majority of changes to be in the interface and the software functionality of the pressure-sensing feature.

Battery


While nothing can be said about the smaller iPhone, its larger version is rumored to come with a a larger, 3,100mAh battery. As a refresher, the 6s Plus came with a 2,750mAh battery, while the 6 Plus donned a larger, 2,915mAh one. But wait, wasn't Apple rumored to be making its next phones the thinnest ones ever? 

Well, here's a speculation: only the iPhone 7 could be launched as such, while the iPhone 7 Plus could retain the width of its predecessor, which would certainly warrant a slightly larger battery inside. Of course, we are merely speculating here, and there's a high chance we wouldn't be able to find out if this is true until someone disassembles the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus after they get launched this fall.

Camera


So far, we've heard nothing new about the iPhone 7 camera, but similarly to the RAM, it got substantially updated with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus earlier this year. The latter scored nifty 12MP rear cameras with smaller pixel size (1.22 μm), as well as 5MP front-facing selfie-centric ones, which is quite the improvement over the 1.2MP that grace previous generations of the device. 

This makes us think that Apple most likely won't bother to increase its megapixel count in 2016. However, we are certain that Cupertino will throw some nice improvements or even new functionalities in its next iPhones in order to step up their photography game. We can only imagine what these might be, and needless to say, impatient to check them out. 

iPhone 7 Plus/Pro's alleged dual lens camera system

iPhone 7 Plus/Pro's alleged dual lens camera system

One of the possible new camera-specific features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is a bit far-fetched, but not entirely implausible. Yes, we heard that Apple might employ a dual camera setup on its upcoming iPhone 7 Plus/Pro. This multi-lens system will reportedly deliver DSLR quality and lossless optical zoom. It is allegedly developed by LinX, an imaging company that became part of the Apple family last year. 

The camera modules used might be supplied by Sony and LG Innotek, though Ming-Chi Kuo bets that two Sony sensors will be used, both 12MP ones. One of these will reportedly have larger aperture than the other and will allow 2x-3x optical zoom. A patent for a "folded telephoto camera lens system" filed last year revealed an L-shaped camera consisting of a polyhedron glass piece that seemingly works the same way. We will wait and we will see.
 
Judging by the performance of iPhone 6s' camera, we have rather high hopes for the iPhone 7's one. Apple is traditionally strong in the field of mobile photography, so we expect 2016's iPhones to be solid cameraphones.

Render depicting a possible iPhone 7 Plus/Pro design

Render depicting a possible iPhone 7 Plus/Pro design




Release date and pricing


As we already told you, despite what the rumor mill is trying to persuade us, we expect the new batch of iPhones to arrive in September 2016, probably in the first two weeks of the month. That's the usual time window in which Apple hosts an iPhone-centric event and shows us its new gadgets. This has been Cupertino practice for the last couple of years, so we see zero reasons for Apple to break this tradition in 2016.

Previous iPhone releases
ModelAnnouncedReleased
Apple iPhoneJan 9, 2007Jan 29, 2007
Apple iPhone 3GJun 9, 2008Jul 11, 2008
Apple iPhone 3GSJun 8, 2009Jun 19, 2009
Apple iPhone 4Jun 7, 2010Jun 24, 2010
Apple iPhone 4sOct 4, 2011Oct 14, 2011
Apple iPhone 5Sep 12, 2012Sep 21,2012
Apple iPhone 5sSep 10, 2013Sep 20,2013
Apple iPhone 6Sep 9, 2014Sep 19, 2014
Apple iphone 6sSep 9, 2015Sep 25, 2015

That aside, it's too early to chime in on the possible retail prices of Apple's 2016 produce of phones. Still, we suppose that Cupertino will not change the established pricing by much, which means that the iPhone 7 might cost the same as an iPhone 6s or 6 at launch. Right below you will find the pricing of the previous crop of iPhones, which might turn out to be quite similar to the one of the upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Still, have in mind that this is merely a speculation on our end.

Recent iPhone pricings
ModelPrice upon release
Apple iPhone 6s 16GB$649
Apple iPhone 6s 64GB$749
Apple iPhone 6s 128GB$849
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 16GB$749
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 64GB$849
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 128GB$949

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posted on 10 Dec 2015, 08:56 11

1. bucky (Posts: 2459; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Please bring back the iPhone 5 design in that matte black. Favourite iPhone design.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 11:48 1

11. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


I was thinking a same thing but than I saw those concept photos above that reminded me on on iphone 4 and to be honest I liked it more.
I just wish they will put 5" fhd screen and than I am returning to iphone caravan.
:-)

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 14:51 4

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 19734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Agreed bro, to me the 5S was the best looking iPhone.

posted on 11 Dec 2015, 22:18 1

29. techperson211 (Posts: 1168; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


The epitome of fruity is the 4s, after that just minimal upgrade but ripping off customer with price. The reason why that's my last iphone. Now everything that they're doing is called innovative and yet we see them as the copycat of all the features that their phone has.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 07:48

30. bucky (Posts: 2459; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


the hell does that have to do with what i said?

Wrong reply button or thread?

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 05:15 1

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 19734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Right lol.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 05:19

43. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Not right!
lmao

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 16:46

53. sgodsell (Posts: 3224; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If they keep the same low resolution display for the iPhone 7, then people deserve to get ripped off. Come on Apple, no other flagship device comes with such a low resolution display (1334x750) at those high prices. Every other flagship device at Apples prices comes with a Quad HD display. Then a step down from that they come with a Full HD (1920x1080) display. But prices reflect this fact.

posted on 22 May 2016, 03:02

74. Leo_MC (Posts: 1042; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


An the resolution should be higher because?
Have human eyes evolved in the last 2-3 years?

posted on 20 May 2016, 09:50

71. sniper1087 (Posts: 499; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


I agree I think the 4S design was great the stainless steel should be use more often, since it is much stronger than aluminum.

posted on 20 May 2016, 02:53

60. PhoneFixer (Posts: 68; Member since: 03 May 2016)


Ar u nuts? ? U haven't got enough iphone se? Shame edition?

And again this apple iphone going down.. Again same design ppl gonna hate it..

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 09:03 14

2. Commentator (Posts: 3665; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Yep, everything we know about a phone that's nine months away... So realistically pretty much nothing.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 07:53

31. Commentator (Posts: 3665; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


So... Is this going to be like a weekly thing until next September...?

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 06:51 1

48. Commentator (Posts: 3665; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


So this is going to be a monthly thing until this September.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 04:53 1

37. ibend (Posts: 3501; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


no worries, they'll make iPhone 7 rumour article at least once a month starting now... with slightly change between them, and the one really matter will be august 2016 version of it :-/

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 05:21 1

44. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Yeah, since PA loves Apple.

It's nothing new.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 05:52 3

47. Jimrod (Posts: 980; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Wah wah wah, call the wambulance, there's a serious whiner here who can't see that at least half the articles here are Samsung/Android related.

posted on 20 May 2016, 02:54

61. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2700; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


And funny thing is, by responding to these articles he gives PA exactly what they want, views and clicks lol.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 09:16 11

3. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Damn phonearena, we see you have to get your year-end page hits up to me performance goals.

Articles like this, when there is barely any substance at all, are just not needed. When an article will be over 80% speculation, don't make it.

You will be awarded a click by viewers who never viewed the site, but it will fade over time as you won't earn a click from them again as they see s**tty articles like this.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 09:23 16

4. janis (Posts: 273; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


if next iphone will be still that 750p, i will be really laughing about ipeople.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 09:34 5

8. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Why?

As a person that uses a 6P and an iPhone 6 for work, the difference in display quality is negligible since the iPhone 6 packs a much smaller yet high quality display.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 09:36 6

34. janis (Posts: 273; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


well either you blind or stupid. especially if you have both phones. there is no comparison oled 1440p vs iphone s**tscreen.. dont BS this is old stuff.

posted on 20 May 2016, 07:16 1

65. BradyCrack (Posts: 493; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


You're incredibly rude, He only shared his opinion. It's a smartphone not a political debate.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 09:47 4

9. blingblingthing (Posts: 522; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


It's more money for Apple. The users aren't complaining, so why spend more money to compete since you don't have to.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 09:25 3

5. SIGPRO (Posts: 1371; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Iphone 7.....No thanks!

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 09:31 2

6. jove39 (Posts: 1816; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Incremental improvements with new design...that's all iPhone 7 will have.

posted on 11 Dec 2015, 01:21 4

27. Jimrod (Posts: 980; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


So like every other major brand?

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 09:31 2

7. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


It's not even Saturday yet, Peter. lol

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 09:47 13

10. Astonvan (Posts: 237; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


Next iphone will be even thinner by having no battery inside.Thats they introduced the battery case :P

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 11:57 1

12. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Ha! =))

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 11:58 2

13. FluffyBled (Posts: 470; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


iPhone is bringing removable batteries literally lol!

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 04:57 1

38. ibend (Posts: 3501; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


that will be Apple's first innovation on the last decade, lol

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 05:25

45. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Inconvinient innovation... heck, meant for non-power users.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 20:45 1

22. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Now that was very well thought out. +1000

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 13:26 3

14. cnour (Posts: 565; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Can't wait, my money is ready for the best smartphone as usual.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 20:46 7

23. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So you have an S6 now and you will get an S7?

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 23:41 3

26. cnour (Posts: 565; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Two mistakes in your sentence: S6 is 6S and S7 and 7.

posted on 20 May 2016, 08:59

70. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I didnt make a mistake. You said your money was ready for the best smartphone ever.

I guess me and you definitely have a different definition of what "best" actually means.

There's the best and then there is THE BEST. Big difference other than I used caps.

You plan to buy the best smartphone for you, if it was me; i"d buy THE BEST phone period.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 07:56 1

32. Xperia14 (Posts: 331; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


S6 the best smarthone after Samsung went completely Apple after the S5? Don't think so. Removing features to look like an iphone isn't a good thing, as a smartphone is used for its functionality. Btw, if the iPhone 7 turns out to be waterproof it will offer even more than the S7.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 13:33 2

15. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


An iPhone 6s with a diferent external design.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 14:22 6

16. cnour (Posts: 565; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


You are a good example of stupid Android user. Thanks for existing.

posted on 20 May 2016, 07:18

66. BradyCrack (Posts: 493; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


It's quite true. I wouldn't worry though, it'll still hold its own.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 14:35 2

17. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1036; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


The pictures taken by my Lumia 950, even my Lumia 1020 have far more detail and the colours are better.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 15:26 7

19. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 319; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Amoled??? How innovative are apple ^_^ and maybe we can also see a 16 mp camera oh no this is gonna be saved for 2020

posted on 20 May 2016, 10:53 1

72. stanislav (Posts: 136; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Samsung, HTC, nexus and other phones had 16mp camera, than they got back to 12mp one, can you guess why ?

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 16:41

20. Diezparda (Posts: 837; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Now now look back at that concept image, although it's a fan made concept Apple was leaving the idea and it's look closer to S6/Note 5 now. The concept image was pretty convining cuz it's look like iPhone 5 (which my fave & my only problem was small screen) and 4 combined. I like how 6S improve this year but i must give credit to Galaxy bold design & call them copy cuz i don't care whose copying whom, i rather say it watch and learn because it's simply better.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 20:35

21. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


If Apple used that concept in those first pictures and made it exactly like that, I would buy it just for its looks. It would be my wifi-gaming-phone.

The concept looks really cool and very doable. The iPhone 4 like design mixed with the 6 would look cool.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 05:02

39. ibend (Posts: 3501; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


or just wait for iPod touch, since it usually an iPhone minus GSM capability, with exactly same design and same hardware with same year iPhone o.O

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 05:27

46. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Not worth waiting...

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 20:59

24. willywanta (Posts: 205; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


i use the 6s plus but i'm no apple fan. So what i want in iphone 7 & 7 plus :
1. Fast charging. This is a must or i'll return to samsung
2. Notification LED please. I don't want to wakr up the screen just to see if i have a message
3. Private mode a la Samsung.
4. Better battery life

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 07:36

49. sissy246 (Posts: 626; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Then just go back to Samsung with the s7 or wait for note 6 and you will have all you want

posted on 20 May 2016, 07:40

69. tnuc2014 (Posts: 223; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


There's the dilemma. Hardware or software? I left my iPhone 6 to get a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. I loved the device, but I missed iOS, so I'm back to an iPhone 6S Plus. Clearly the Samsung had better hardware, but I just prefer iOS. I can't explain what it is, because Android has a lot of strengths, but I just love the overall iOS experience.

posted on 10 Dec 2015, 21:17

25. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Well they need to put 1080p on the 7 and bring it up to 5.0" and the Plus to 5.7" and 1440p.

Maybe they should put the heart brake monitor next to the camera.

Make the home button octagon in shape.
Move the headphones jack to the side...oh wait nonheadphone jack at all because the iPhone 7 is going to have Beats Audio, and headphones powered by the charging port.

The Plus will have 3 cores like the iPad so it can get split screen.

Please find a better way to so the antenna gaps. Copying Samsung would be a good idea. That ugly wrap around look has to go.

Oh maybe another GB of ram would be nice.

It must work with the Apple Pencil too.

Apple Pay needs to work with magstrip.

A magnesium case would be nice too. Need to drop the shiny look now. Go for matte. Maybe sole type of texture like carbon fiber or something.

Double tap home button for camera, or double press the power button for the camera. Needs 1.9 Aperture lens too.

Oh and we need something like Smart Stay. How about we put the pressure sensitive screen to use. How about making it able to detect the pressure from my eyeseyes staring at the screen sonic stays

Put a multicolored LED light in the ring around the home buttom. Let me assign colors to people in my contacts so I know who is calling before I pick up the phone. Or touching the button brings up the quick reply scteen. Sorry TC.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 11:35

33. IOSANDROID (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


Actually the iPhone 6s plus should be capable to do split multitasking since it has 2gb as the ipad air 2 and a comparably powerful processor, besides the ipad pro (the most powerful ipad is DUAL CORE) and has split multitasking, I think apple didn't use Split Multitasking in the iphone 6s plus just to make a better offering to buy the 7 IF it gets that feature.

BTW if apple does than then the s7 will be updated for up to 4 years and will be updated at the same time as the nexus but with TW on too ;)

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 14:54

51. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


But you don't need 2GB of RAM for split-screen. Ask Samsung.
The S3 and S4 both have split-screen capabilities, how much RAM do they have?

I think the issue was, Apple had to try to find a way to do it that woudlnt get Samsung to sue them. After all look at the one handed mode on the Plus model of the iPhone. It's terrible. Why should I have to lose 40% of what is on the screen just to make it smaller when on the Note of any for Samsung devices that offer one-handed mode, 100% of the content remains 100% the same?

posted on 22 May 2016, 03:10

75. Leo_MC (Posts: 1042; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Why on earth would one want to split the small screen of a phone, even if it is a giant 6" one?

posted on 20 May 2016, 07:21

67. BradyCrack (Posts: 493; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


I love the last idea! It would be adorable.
Magnesium though? I'd much prefer liquid metal it's a lot stronger.

posted on 11 Dec 2015, 07:21 2

28. ronjr123 (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Why are we even discussing this now? Just another click bait apple article.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 23:16

35. faha1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Amazing info thanks phone arena and iphone 7 with 5 inch display accurate bezels and unbreakable or safe display. It would be more amazing.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 04:34 2

36. SIGPRO (Posts: 1371; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


iphones are a slowly dying breed!

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