iPhone 7 latest: 4K video capture at 60 FPS, rubber-sealed SIM tray for waterproofing & more

iPhone 7 latest: 4K video capture at 60 FPS, rubber-sealed SIM tray for waterproofing & more
The iPhone 7 / 7 Plus rumor mill has been running at full throttle today, as one might expect a mere two days prior to the big reveal. An Apple-facing Vietnamese blog claims to have handled a couple of 4.7-inch iPhone 7 units ahead of the announcement, and wades into the debate with a few statements on the handset's apparent features. While we must take this report with some skepticism — particularly given the lack of any video or photographic evidence of said devices — it's nonetheless worth assessing at such a late stage. 

Outer design tweaks


The reporter notes of having some hands-on experience with the 128 GB iPhone 7 (not Plus) in both silver and black. The latter seems to be the matte / 'Dark Black' model set to replace the current Space Gray. As we've learned already, it will probably be accompanied by a further, glossy 'Piano Black' option as well. According to this tidbit, the silver model's rear Apple logo will be somewhat shiny, while the logo of the matte version will be more in-keeping with the rest of the device's outer profile. 


The volume buttons may also have been subtly altered. With the iPhone 6s, there's a slight indentation as seen above, where the volume keys are located. This is concave will not exist with the iPhone 7, says the report; the buttons will simply pop out from through their respective holes without affecting the shape of the chassis.

Waterproofing 


We've heard that the forthcoming iPhones will finally see some kind of protection against moisture, and this leak thankfully does not refute the claim. Quite the opposite — the SIM tray will apparently be sealed with rubber in order to shore up defense against the elements. With a number of major smartphones inclusive of such protection as standard, it was only a matter of time before Apple followed suit. That time appears to be now. 

4K video capture @ 60 fps


Saving potentially the most exciting feature until last, the report notes that Apple's iPhone 7 could be the first to sport 4K video capture at 60 fps. If so, it would be the first smartphone to offer such capability, and would constitute a welcome bump on the 30 fps limit of the iPhone 6s' 4K abilities.

The new iPhones are widely expected to offer 32, 128 and 256 GB capacities, which is a lot when it comes to apps, games and music. But if 4K video at 60 fps is indeed a Thing, those looking to make the most of these abilities will need all the real estate they can get. 

The report also notes of the new touch-based home button. It will not move in and out as has traditionally been the case, but will provide haptic feedback to give the illusion of a moving part. Apple's recent fleet of MacBook trackpads have this Force Touch feature baked in, and now the home buttons of the new iPhones look poised to do likewise. 

Check out our iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus rumor review for an up-to-date round up of everything we know so far, and be sure to leave your thoughts on this new information down below.

source: Tinhte via 9to5Mac

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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85 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

IPhone 7 Plus for president!!!!!!!!!!

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I say, oh... 4K @ 60 FPS! Woah! Apple oooohh.. Awesome.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Holy mother of god... 4K at sixthy Frames Per Second! I gotta admit that the iPhone 7 is a beast.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It's pretty cool right :D. Sounds like a storage hog thought.......

13. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

256GB version should suffice ;)

35. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Sure.

73. marcelmmx

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

4K @ 60FPS + mono sound. That will be quite something. The Lumia I had 3 years ago had 5.1 DTS sound, this is just ridiculous Apple.

23. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Great.

39. cheetah2k

Posts: 2294; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Don't hold your breath. 4k @ 60fps will chew storage space like a mofo.. I have my doubts on this claim, because most 4k @ 60fps cams are several thousand $$ in the market. I doubt very much the A10 will have the processing power as well as the storage speed to do it

55. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The storage speed is an issue, especially since most high end smartphones come with really fast storage. Like the UFS type of storage nowadays. However with that said, one raw still image in 4k would be 25 mb of data. Now multiply that by 60 frames per second (fps), gives you 1.5 GB of raw data per second. That is too much data to store, and can't be stored that quickly, so clearly the processor or some other support chips must have some built in support for live video compression (mp4). Still at the end of the day, a 4k video at 60 fps will take up a lot of storage. Most likely the default for 4k will be 30 fps.

65. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

They do not store raw frames, or full frames for that matter. There are key frames every few seconds and change data. That's why in videos when there is a lot of action like fireworks, you see artifacts. Also, harsh compression algorythms are applied. Yes, they still take quite a lot of space, but 60 fps videos won't likely have a double bitrate, so less detail per "frame". 1080p video of the same bitrate would have much better quality, unless there is very little movement.

90. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Wrong, 4k video unusually takes up 4 times the space of a 1080p video. That's with compression on.

75. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Your really hoping this isn't the case aren't you...

18. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Without a removable battery, it's worth as much as a coughing, chicken gesturing, lying, corrupt Hillary.

24. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If it has atleast 1080 screen, and above the average battery life, I ll be getting this bad boy.

25. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Agreed.. I may try the black one

26. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I have high hopes for this phone, and if Apple delivered, then I am on the same boat as yours, black it is, the glossy one though.

27. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The Gloss could be really classy done correctly :D. Think Galaxy S7 without the glass. I am hyped right now lol. I thought this year would be a dud tbh.......

34. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah, I don't believe the recent Samsung flagships would have been this sexy and eye catching if it wasn't for the reflective glass they use. I dont like the plain ones on the A-series, and from the look of it, Apple has also gone with a shiny and reflective panel of glass.

36. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Totally. I wonder what kinda paint they used to get the look on a metal phone. It ain't Note 7 level sexy, but it looks nice in the renders at least......

41. Unordinary unregistered

The 6S+ is a 1080p screen, so the 7+ most definitely will

51. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I was actually talking about the 7 not the 7+. I am not into big phone anymore.

29. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

We'll see how it does.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My body is ready.

45. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

My cash will be ready, but not my body and mind. Don't be daft and a blind dopey fanboy.we still don't know what the real specs are yet. But if those are true , damn it will be my 2nd iPhone after the iP4S. Which I still have. If this is not the real deal then no for me. Wait for the iP7s....

50. AlikMalix unregistered

You still dont get the joke.

76. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

OK I see.

52. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Don't tell someone that they're not allowed to be hyped about something.

77. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

I'm not telling anyone. My body is ready, that's like saying my whole soul and mind belongs to this..... isn't that blindness? This isn't a phone by Nasa or especially made exclusively for something which has 2 years ahead tech and specs?

83. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

And if the phone were made by NASA and had tech two years ahead of the rest of the world it wouldn't make the saying any less awkward, but still, If someone wishes to use the phrase to express their enthusiasm then so be it.

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