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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67. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

One thing I really like about the 6s Plus is the battery life. Actually better then my Note 3. The bezels being big are kinda ugly but is good for gaming. They probably should trim them a little. Compare my 6s plus to co workers G4 which is dead by noon. Points out his extra battery as a missing feature I don't have. Go home with 80% still left on mine and don't even put on charge that night.

51. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Im an Apple fan....I'll buy whatever Apple throws at me:) Disclosure: I'm 95% an Apple & 5% Android

44. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

the 7 doesn't need to be smaller, they can't even fit OIS into it. Let alone the size is way too small. it needs to be bumbed up to 5 or 5.2

30. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Improve the screen to body ratio, just idiots wants thinner phones with bad screen to body ratio and smaller battery.

33. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The Droid Razr was crazy thin with a terrible screen:body ratio. It was uncomfortable for me to use.

25. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Awesome features

12. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

It has to be much thinner, like a lot less than 6,9 mm. 7.1mm just feels so 2015... And bigger battery would be a nice Plus for the iPhone 7, even though the big 1715mAh cell in a utra slim case is awesome with the new ultra efficient SoC.

15. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So you want a thinner phone with a larger battery. YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS!

18. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I can't. But I want an ultra thin iPhone with even better battery life.

31. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It wouldn't surprise me if Apple left the battery life alone between the 5S, 6, and 6S because "15% longer battery" doesn't look all that impressive on a keynote slide. They're waiting for a major innovation in battery tech that allows them to claim 50-100% improvement.

8. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Little late with your reporting, PA. The appropriate time to speculate about the iPhone 7 was in June, months before the 6S arrived.

48. AlikMalix unregistered

LOL - so true.

5. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

I need to stop switching between Android and iOS. They are both so good now, it's hard to choose.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

First world problems! It's a great time to be a tech enthusiast, and looks like it's only getting better.

60. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I spent a full 2 days with the iPhone 6S Plus. I would never want to own one again until they make some major changes. I have 3 games I like to play on iOS. I didn't get 8 hrs of onscreen time like rundown tests have claimed. They weren't even graphic extensive. It was Galaga 88, 3D Homerun Baseball and PacMan Championship Edition. I managed just over 6 hrs of fully onscreen time.

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I always use mine.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

34. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 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

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

38. aegislash

Posts: 1542; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

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

42. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

43. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 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...

29. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good point.

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