Report: Apple is looking at five different prototype versions of the Apple iPhone 7

Report: Apple is looking at five different prototype versions of the Apple iPhone 7
The next iteration of the Apple iPhone is expected to be called the Apple iPhone 7, coming after the odd-year "s" version of the Apple iPhone 6. If everything goes according to plan, Apple will be making some design changes and adding new features to its iconic smartphone. Just in case you've been in a coma for the last few years, the Apple iPhone 3GS was followed by a new design for the Apple iPhone 4. While the Apple iPhone 4s introduced Siri, the next year's Apple iPhone 5 came with a larger 4-inch screen. The iPhone 6 brought a new look for the phone, and a larger 4.7-inch screen; at the same time, the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus phablet was launched.

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.

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1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hopefully they all have a 3.5mm jack.

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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.

40. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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?

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

That won't stop surface phone from ending monopoly

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

thanks for the laugh

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great post....not.

9. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It won't end anything, but I am very excited for a Surface Phone nonetheless. Love the Surface design language.

29. nodes

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

if that thing runs Windows, then nope.

31. AlikMalix unregistered

I would actually consider Windows phone. They're nice phones and have their own unique set of pro's and cons. The only, and only, thing that keeps me away are certain apps/games that I enjoy on iOS are not available.

41. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I would definitely switch to Windows phones if they had the same apps as Android/iOS

6. Ninja2loco

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

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

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Post of the day!!!! Everyone better Greenthumb this thing.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Everyone will...

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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.

24. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The iphone is better at sucking your money.. thats about it

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A dummy like you, would post that.

35. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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...

37. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

I'm sorry but if you by copying mean that Samsung had it all two years before Apple's version then you're correct.

12. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

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.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

15. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013


19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

20. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 738; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Then where is your proof that samsung had created the first 64 bit cpu? Even that exynos 5 is still running at 32 bit during that time.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

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

25. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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..

36. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

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.

10. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Everything looks good on papers untill they release the same phone that disappoints for another two years. Samsung... everything is top noch on paper, but they cant match apple whatever people would say. Htc is having troubles and sells some of their factories. Sony will sell the mobile division if 2016 is the same. The others are just. . For developing countries and fans. Its gonna be an interesting year this 2016.

18. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Hopefully it won't be the year of the battery draining 4k gimmick.

11. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Can't wait for the 7. I wonder if they'll do that dual-camera setup or on the iPhone 8.....

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