iPhone 7 Leaks: New, Improved Features Rumored

Though Apple’s dominance over mobile technologies is dwindling, the iPhone is still one of the most sought-after handheld devices in the market. The latest iPhone, iPhone 7 would probably be announced next month. But rumors on its features and improvements have been coming up all over the internet for a year now.

Based on the supposed leaks of iPhone 7’s new features, here are a few that appeared more intriguing.

Bigger Battery

iPhone users have been demanding more battery capacity for a long time now. Apple has reportedly decided to deliver it in the iPhone 7 according to a tweet from Steve Hemmerstoffer who claims he got the info from an Apple source. The Apple Source confirmed a 1960 mAh battery for the iPhone 7 – a 14% increase from iPhone 6S’s 1715 mAh battery.

It was rumored that the iPhone 7 won’t be featuring the ubiquitous 3.5mm headphone jack. Although it can make you wonder why Apple chose to go with this controversial decision, it also means that the upcoming iPhone may have a thinner design with more space for sophisticated hardware. So a bigger battery capacity is possible.

Stereo Speakers

A French technology blog via CNET reported that the iPhone 7 could feature dual speakers. An additional speaker means the device will provide a better audio/video and gaming experience to users.

An earlier rumor claimed that there will be four speakers in the iPhone 7, but according to Forbes, the rumor was outdated and the source wasn’t credible.

Water Resistance

Recently, a China-based technology news website posted some interesting pics of iPhone 7 from a Foxconn presentation. From the pictures, it was evident that the iPhone 7 features IP68 water resistance. The phone will work without issues even after being submerged in water for 30 minutes.

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus had waterproof casings protecting the cable connectors. So the iPhone 7 featuring better water resistance doesn’t sound farfetched. This feature could potentially give Apple iPhones a competitive advantage over the latest Galaxy series smartphones from Samsung.

Dual Lens Camera

The iPhone 7 is rumored to come in two variations – the standard iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus. From a few leaked iPhone 7 pictures, it’s believed that the device will feature dual lens camera. However, the feature is speculated to be present only in the iPhone 7 Plus version which sports a 5.5 inch screen.

Dual lens camera system can support better low light photography. Good quality pictures in darker environments and at night is a welcome feature.

Revamped Home Button

This rumor stemmed from several leaks claiming that Apple will be introducing a revamped home button in the iPhone 7. Presently, the home button (that presses into the device) is used to control Touch ID, app switching, Siri, and home screen. The new home button for iPhone 7 reportedly works similar to the 3D Touch in iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models.

Recently leaked pictures of the iPhone 7 sports a home button flattened and resembling a touch pad. If it actually is a touch pad, then there will be tapping actions to do various operations like launching Siri, view recent apps etc. The Touch ID would also be faster and smoother.

Other rumors

Lacking the headphone jack and with a revamped touch pad home button, the iPhone 7 will be a slim handset. According to AppleInsider, the iPhone 7 could be as thin as 6 millimeters.

Because the iPhone 7 rumors doesn’t mention any groundbreaking features other than the home button, it is speculated that the upcoming model will be called iPhone 6SE instead of iPhone 7. 2016 is almost over, and it’s unlikely that Apple will release a new model this year without much major improvements.

We will know for sure once the announcement is made next month. Not a long wait, and hopefully iPhone fans will not be disappointed.