Report: Apple is looking at five different prototype versions of the Apple iPhone 7
posted by Alan F. / Nov 30, 2015, 3:01 PM
A report today states that Apple is looking at five different prototypes of the iPhone 7, while testing various features on them. Some of the technology being looked at by Apple includes a USB-Type C port that supports headsets, wireless charging capabilities, a fingerprint scanner embedded in the phone's display, multi-Force Touch, and a dual camera set-up presumably for the rear of the device. The report adds that Apple is also experimenting with an AMOLED screen, even though such a change might not occur until 2019 at the earliest.
Which of these new features, if any of them, will we see in the Apple iPhone 7? Considering that it has been less than three months since the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus were launched, there is a long way to go before we find out for sure. So far, there has been a rumor stating that the iPhone 7 will be waterproof, while another report said that Apple will remove the 3.5mm earphone jack in order to make the iPhone 7 thinner. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has one of the best records when it comes to leaking information about Apple, says that the Apple iPhone 7 will come with a 4.7-inch screen and 2GB of RAM. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus will offer a 5.5-inch screen and will sport 3GB of RAM. Both models will be powered by the Apple A10 chip.
Thanks for the tip!
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Hopefully they all have a 3.5mm jack.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 3:07 PM 7
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didn't they just patent a "new" shape for the audio jack? Which is basically a regular 3.5mm jack with a "flat-tire". Hope that's not happening.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 7:22 PM 1
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This is apple we are talking about, of course it will happen, I mean with the new standards coming with usb 3.1 compatible plugs, for obvious reasons, one standard for everything to run with.......except apple because apple devices are special, you really believe Apple would do something that would allow their customers to use products/accessories that Apple has no control over?
posted on Dec 01, 2015, 7:00 PM 0
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That won't stop surface phone from ending monopoly
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 3:12 PM 0
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if that thing runs Windows, then nope.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 9:01 PM 0
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We all know Apple is at least 3 years behind technology. Their phones are way overhyped for what they can do. I use to be on the Apple bandwagon but ever since I found the 'light' then I have been on Android side, especially Samsung's. Just ordered my Tab s2, rocking the s6, and wearing the Gear S2. #teamAndroid #Applesucks
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 3:37 PM 12
Post of the day!!!! Everyone better Greenthumb this thing.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 3:51 PM 13
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I have the 6S Plus, and the Note 5 and let me tell you, the iPhone does not suck lol. There are several areas the the iPhone is better in, even if it's a preference thing, and several areas the the Note's better in. Samsung has copied several smaller refinements from the iPhone, and Apple has copied some of the larger multitasking features from the galaxies. They seem to have a symbiotic relationship, and always borrow from each other, these fanboys, from both camps refuse to see that. #teamtech #fanboyssuck.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 4:42 PM 8
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I find it funny how many people actively hate Apple, yet are so obsessed with that hate they even have Apple related names/profile pics. How sad. Funny thing is - when Apple was the "little guy" 10 years or so ago those same people would have loved them, it's hip to be a hipster hating "the man" and feeling special that they picked the "superior" underdog that the masses are too stupid to understand...
posted on Dec 01, 2015, 6:01 AM 2
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I guess they were 3 years behind when they had the first 64-bit moblie processor in the iPhone 5s, and Qualcomm called it a gimmick, then backtracked and created their 64-bit chip that ruined the majority of the 2015 Android flagships.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 4:25 PM 9
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Hm, you wrong, Samsung had CPUs with 64bit support before Apple, just no way to use them at all due to android did not support them, it's better to say iOS supported 64 bit CPU 1st over android as intel also add them and so on, but android was running on Qualcomm road map and they was doing nothing
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 5:56 PM 2
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we cant argue that 64bit computation in smartphones useless till now.. even now we can still find lots of desktop/laptop with 32bit windows even if their processor support 64bit, but now difference in performance.. the only reason to use 64 bit bigger memory support (4GB+), and its obviuos that apple just rush their 64bit processor while they still use 1GB processor, lol and yes, lollipop is the first android that optimized for 64-bit
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 7:57 PM 1
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Had they just conceded the 64-bit push, and waited for their proper flagship SoC (820), then 2015 may not have sucked so bad. Benchmark performance would've been far behind Samsung and Apple, but real life performance would've been adequate until 820 hit the scene and did it's thing
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 7:44 PM 0
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Yes, but this is Qualcomm's fault, not the other manufacturers. The fact of the matter is 64-bit in a phone is a gimmick, unless you're running >3Gb Ram and appropriate software that fully utilises the abilities. AFAIK, the iPhone still has 1-2 Gb RAM. so there in lies the Gimmick status..
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 8:01 PM 2
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except for display on iPhone what are they 3 years back? fingerprint sensor year a head 3D display year a head Performance 6month a head(or maybe year) display is only thing I can think you can argue.. Camera is great but not behind much HTC also choose 1080p this year in there flagship phone. seems same decision but of course apples 720p(750p) display far superior from most of 1080p displays even.
posted on Dec 01, 2015, 6:54 AM 0
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