Ming-Chi Kuo prophesizes iPhone 7 Plus with A10 CPU and 3GB RAM for release in September 2016

Ming-Chi Kuo prophesizes iPhone 7 Plus with A10 CPU and 3GB RAM for release in September 2016
After what was probably a transcendental experience of tapping into Apple suppliers' collective inner consciousness, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back from the void with bold predictions for the near future!

According to his research note, another duo of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch phones is in the works for next year. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is expected to have 2GB of RAM, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is expected to attain another gigabyte of RAM for enhanced performance. Both phones, however, will run on Apple's next-gen mobile processor, the A10.

Moreover, the analyst mentions a revamped external design. Although Kuo isn't in on specific details, he previously claimed that Apple is aiming to make the iPhone 7 as thin as 0.23in (6 millimeters). This is even thinner than the preciously slim iPod Touch and iPad Air 2.

Regarding the release date, Mr. Kuo says that the new iPhone 7 will debut in September of 2016, in line with Apple's anual release pattern.

Ming-Chi Kuo has the strongest record of fulfilled Apple predictions. He was almost spot-on with with his fall 2015 rumor round-up, correctly guessing about a slightly thicker iPhone 6s made of Series 7000 aluminum and featuring Force Touch input. He also pained our mini phone-adoring hearts by correctly dismissing the possibility of a 4-inch iPhone model announcement, although he has given us new hope for next year. Kuo expects Apple to release a metal handset with the A9 chip in early 2016.

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63 Comments

1. Rafishant

Posts: 391; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I didn't find anything new in this article. New generations run by A10. Same size. Optimized ram. I'm just missing Apple real innovations. They are not here anymore.

5. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Yeah, that's nearly every Android flagship started putting fingerprint scanners and 64-bit CPU's after the 5s. Also why Andorid flagships are ramping up to include Force Touch in their 2016 flagships. Nobody cared about gold or pink phones phones before even though other companies had them, now every flagship has one or both of those colors available. Apple may not have been the very first to do things, but when they do, they do it right, and set the trend for the industry. Android then scrambles to include those features in their next flagships.

18. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Huawei Board: so what new did apple put in their smart watch Huawei staff: a technology called 3D touch, but sir if we put this in our next phone as quick as possible, we would be the first phone to have it. Huawei Board: true, and for the first time attach our name to at least one innovation. I. Want you to send spies to apple and find out how it works and also every new stuffs apple is putting on their next phone. But wait what about Samsung and Lg and the rest. Huawei staff: sir, they are no treat at all! The don't invent any thing, they just wait for apple to do the thinking, figure out how it could work and improve mobile technology then copy and paste. Huawei Board: I see. But this time they would copy us! Wait. You said "how it works"? How is the 3D touch going to work on our phone? Huawei staff: sir I really don't know! The operating system we use, Android, does not support it yet. But if we must be the first to have the technology we have to put it in our phones before waiting for Android to support it fully. We could probably use it to weigh an ORANGE, and show of some beam balance features. I'm sure that once the iphone is released with the feature, the whole industry would run up and down just to get in on their own phone too, which include google to android, so then we would just push update to our phone. Huawei board: one more thing, if we name it 3D touch, they would say we are not the first to have it. Huawei staff: yes sir, we would call it "force touch" Huawei board: Clever my friend, really clever. Huawei staff: err sir, some information is reaching us now from the spies that the new iphone would have a new colour like the watch too called "rose gold" like pink. Huawei Board: so how does phone colour affect us? Huawei staff: remember the industry went crazy after Apple dropped a new iphone with "gold" colour. Huawei Board: I seeeeee. Okay let that colour option be with our phone to. But when are we going to announce this phone so we can beat apple and be first to have it. Huawei Staff: Apple usually announce new iphone in September, so we have to announce it a month before, that is August. Huawei Board: Okay Then begin work. And this phone most be ready by august. Huawei staff: no problem sir. Huawei Board: :D

21. Joulukas

Posts: 105; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

If u change the Huwaei to Apple you get the same effect. If you think that Apple designers and engineers siting in a closed room, thinking about new stuff, while other wait at the door, you are the most naive person in the world. The way technological evolution works, is taking something and improving it. Innovation comes to the table, where the evolutionary change is so great, it something completely new.

54. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Sort of like the first iphone by apple?

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Android doesn't have to support a feature natively for it to exist on a phone. Samsung has proved this many times. All of the features on Samsung phones like Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, S-Pen, multi-window, one-handed mode and more are all part of TOUCHWIZ and are non-Android supported features.

30. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Well the thing is Samsung had the equivalent of force touch over two and a half years ago when the galaxy s4 debuted. The features of the quick peek options seen in force touch were present in the old s4 by not even having to touch the screen but hover finger over a folder etc,even better and more impressive than force touch. Serving customers day on day most are not that bothered about force touch,only Apple as usual makes a big deal about it being resolutionary and so forth.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm curious. Are you stupid? Samsung had Pink and Gold phones before Apple did. Where have you been. Appel wanst the first to have fingerprint readers. What you dont know is these facts. ARM already had a rollout for 64BIT CPU's, Apple simpl;y rushed and did their first so you ignorant peopel can claim everyoen else copies. Remember Apple doesn't make their own CPU, they use ARM references for designs. They simply modifiy them. Maybe no one cared because Samsung isn't a US company and fanbois don't see them as a leader. or maybe because Samsung doesn't have huge clout in their name in the US liek they do in Korea where they are 25% of the whole countries GDP, which Apple can't brag about. Force Touch appeared on a Chinese phone FIRST and other phones were getting there own once they worked on developing for a new model, you cant drop such a feature in a phone already in production. All the people who gave you a thumbs up? They are stupid too. You all should all get married and wallow in your own stupidity and ignorance.

62. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Stop with the 64bit crap. ARM announced that 64bit was in the works a year before Apple announced theirs. It was always coming. As for the fingerprint scanner, Apple copied this from Motorola. It's amazing how when Apple copies, it's ignored by mental midgets. Samsung had rose gold phones two years before Apple, so once again, Apple copied. In fact, no one has done as much copying as Apple the last three years.

2. legiloca

Posts: 1674; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Knowing Apple, mark my word the iPhone 7 Plus will stick with a 2GB RAM and will continue using it over the next 3-4 years.

7. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It doesn't matter for me because Apple knows best. 2GB RAM for iPhone can run smooth compared to 3-4GB RAM in any android phones out there. What else if they put 4GB RAM at iPhone 6S/6s+. Than all your android phones will blow out of the water.

11. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

What do you mean "run smooth compared to any android?" is that means android was lag? iPhone was fast but it equal to most Android flagship perhaps it shines when it come to gaming performance but in day to day usage there's not much different. You have to pay more for Apple device and in my country it was a lot more expensive so wishing much better specs for what you pay is logical. Sorry but having 16gb base model is not make any sense.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not really I still happily using my Samsung Note 3 bought in 2013 on a daily basis. No lag whatsoever. Spare battery to alternate every month to preserve them in prime condition. Can you say the same about your iPhone 5s?

23. sansan

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 04, 2015

iPhone 5s, bought in November 2013. No lag at all. No spare battery needed. My battery lasts 23h on hold + 5 hours in use.

45. iushnt

Posts: 3049; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I am sure, the removable battery would still have advantages on Note 3 screen.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21323; Member since: May 28, 2014

"It doesn't matter for me because Apple knows best." It's this type of mentality that has fostered the name "$#33p" onto Apple/iOS fans.

26. nodes

Posts: 1150; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i think he meant Apple knows what is the best for their devices.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21323; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't.

19. Joulukas

Posts: 105; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

For your sake I hope you know enough about Android or iOS to understand, why android "lags" and iOS is fluent, while crashing rate is favoring Android over iOS. Since just stating "Android lags with lots of ram and ios doesnt", means you have 0 understanding of the matter.

32. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Try to put all the features of Android on your iphone and see how it performs.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple knows best...really? So why do brand new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus model lag right out the box with nothing but stock apps on them? Why do iPhone get more laggy with each iOs update while Android phoen sget better with each Android update? How come my Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ have better battery life vs the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models even though the Gal;axy devices ahve 50 more features/capabilities out the box and have 4 times the hardware to push. Example? The iPhone 6S Plus has dualcore CPU, 2GB RAM, 1080p display and 5/12MP cameras vs the Note 5 which has dual quadcore, 4GB of rma, 5/16MP cameras, 1440p display and the iPhone battery life only managed to tie? Here I have a battle for you. Do you own one of the latest iPhone? I want youto list all the phones capabilities out the box without jailbreaking or install any apps. I am just talking take the phone out the box or after a factory reset and tell me what it can do and I bet you list less than 20 things, while I can list 50. Yet I paid about the same amount of money. After you lose, tell em how great you iPhone is. Are you up for the challenge? In fact I challenge any iFan. Put your money where you mouth is...or keep quiet.

44. iushnt

Posts: 3049; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

No, if it puts 4 gb ram, the performance would be same instead. It would however bring multi windows like note series. Use iPad pro and iPhone 6S, you want notice the fluidity difference despite double the ram. RAM is not just for speed.

49. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

You know man, whatever. Just get dressed, please.

63. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It can run smoothly, it just can't do as much.

35. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

But the thing is, Apple used LPDDR4 in such a way that it'll be actually great for the next coming years. The average consumer doesn't know all the little things even though at a glance it looks dated, it performs really well!

37. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Like the use of TLC memory with SLC cache, is a killer combination to bring speed to as close as a SSD on a computer. Fast and powerful.

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's not faster than UFS 2.0. Also, accordign to facts, SLC and TLC Flash based products don't even last as long as other Falsh storage options. http://searchsolidstatestorage.techtarget.com/definition/TLC-flash-triple-level-cell-flash Quoted: "The drawbacks to using TLC flash are performance, reliability, and longevity. TLC flash will deliver less performance than SLC flash and MLC flash because each time a cell is read its voltage level, or state, must be checked. A TLC flash cell has eight different voltage levels, so it will take longer to read each cell's voltage level. The TLC flash media will also have a higher bit error rate (BER) than SLC and MLC flash because it has more voltage levels to check and more opportunities to misread the cell's state. SLC flash has only two states (0 or 1), MLC flash has four states (00, 01, 10, 11), and TLC flash has eight states." What you think to be ture and what actually is, are 2 different things. Apple uses cheap stuff to maximize profits and you fans just eat it up. Which is why apple isnt encouraged to do better. Why would McDonald's make better sandwiches, when people keep buying the crap anyways?!

3. carlemillward unregistered

Here's a prophecy: iPhone 8 will run using a A11. Also Nexus will stop using Qualcomm in a few year time.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

To Bad You're Wrong Cause The iPhone 8 Will Be Using The A12. The A11 Will Be Powering The 7S. How Could You Forget About The S.

27. nodes

Posts: 1150; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

lol, good catch, mate.

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