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

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The iPhone 7 plus needs to be more of a Galaxy Note type of device. It drastically needs a stylus, and it needs a software suite to make use of that stylus. It also needs full blown multitasking, and not this watered-down fast app switcher. It's time to get it together Apple, and make the iPhone plus model the phablet you claim it to be.

57. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

With force touch, and some software integration with their pen they could do some seriously cool things. Hell, force touch alone may make any off the shelf stylus a boon to productivity.

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They need to differentiate it from the standard size model. Rotating home screens, and OIS aren't enough. It needs to be a full on phablet, with full on phablet features, not just an over sized smartphone. It's body is way too big for its screen, and if they added extra real estate, they'd need the features. It's a nice phone as is, but too one dimensional, no pen, no multitasking, native productivity.

59. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I'd love to see that, but... I don't think it'll be coming in the in the iP7 series. Maybe iP8. Apple's not one to go and make changes to follow the crowd. They wait until it's something they're satisfied with that they offer, regardless of what other companies are doing. (Usually, past few iOS updates have been a little iffy.)

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very true, and in some ways unfortunate.

60. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Hmm... Maybe 7S+.

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They got the A10 part right.

42. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Prophecy?! It's an analyst. It's just called a prediction at best Luis/PA. Really, just an educated guess (hopefully educated). More often then not... It's just an opinion. FFS, prophecy?

39. TeyaIman unregistered

Big deal!!!!!!!!! Who buys these stupid iPhones still...?!?! They are a stupid app drawer launcher that's it. Weak 12 megapixel camera, only a dual core, in the 6S, why people buy this stuff that is so expensive and yet behind? It like buying mcdonalds for 2x the normal price for no reason at all just for the fun of it

47. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

People do go to the restaurants which might even offer inferior tasteless dishes for 10x the price. And when people are using iPhones, they click photos, listen music, browse Web etc. No need to over think about the number of cores, number of pixels etc. Maybe u should get a cheap phone and stay rather than being butthurt that people are being able to afford premium phones.

51. TeyaIman unregistered

Do you have a crush on me? Please stop following me around, what I said makes sense and is true. I am only for one person anyway , and its not you. Not in this lifetime honey booboo

29. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Just picked up an edge plus yesterday and even though I love my 6s plus wow this phone is amazing.

33. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You 100% right about that

25. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Wow, really bold prediction, A10 after A9!

24. Chuck007

Posts: 1423; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Can we stop calling these leaks already? The dude obviously works for Apple.

22. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

It's so easy to predict obvious things.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 23172; Member since: May 28, 2014

If, and that's a big IF, this is true, then the extra gig of RAM + the A10 on the 7 plus will dramatically increase the performance of the iPhone. The 7 plus will be a beast in performance, specifically where gaming is concerned. No doubt Apple will then add the multitasking features of the iPad Air 2 to the 7 plus, but I'm not so sure it's smaller sibling, the 7.

16. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

3GB or ram? Yeah sure...

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

My prediction. iPhone 7: QHD screen or something close to it that goes beyond 1080p cause we all know how apple loves weird resolutions (The iPads And Smaller iPhones) octa-core A10 chipset. smaller battery, 16mp camera that finally gets ois, power button moved to the side of the phone and the fingerprint scanner will be moved to the power button, 2 maybe 3gb of ram, And everything else is obvious. As For The 7 Plus, well higher screen res(Probably Legit QHD), bigger battery, and 1gb more of ram than the 7. Also they will be more compact, I'll say 75% screen body ratio.......Please!!!!

14. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Haven't read the article, but iPhone's hardware is s**t, right?

12. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

How about fix the fcking battery? Recharge time takes too long still.. even with "lightning charger" the tiny battery takes OVER 2 hours to charge. Super Premium iPhone 6s/6s+ is pathetic with that charge time, premium build, premium price peasant battery....how about fix that on the iPhone 7 Plus

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

did he also predict about 16GB base model?

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If The iPhone 7 Plus Is Smaller Than The Note 6 I Just Might Pick It Up.

36. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Let me spare your time of waiting: it won't be smaller. It will have only 5.5' screen, but the besels will make it bigger, than the Note5. (And they can't get rid of the besels because of the "iconic" home button)

56. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

There Were Rumors That Apple Was Thinking Of Doing Away With The Home Button And Besides That, It Will Be Shorter Cause Its The Year Of A New Design And They Could At Lets Match The Note 6 Size, Since The iPhone Has A Smaller Screen Its Possible.

4. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

I predict that the 2017 iphones will be iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

mindblown

31. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

And they will have apple "resolutionary" screens of 2k,first ever in a phone

46. Kratos7

Posts: 62; Member since: May 15, 2015

And maybe an extra row of icons...

50. kudus

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

And extra screen on the edge of the iphone. Copycat Alert!!!

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