Apple are set to make an announcement on their emerging handset this week and consumers can’t wait to see if the rumoured changes are true. Finally, we will be able to expose the circulating rumours and discover what features will be used for the iPhone 7.
There’s been a lot of ‘hear say’ related to Apple’s latest model and the truth is, we don’t even know its name. Assuming they follow their latest pattern of handset naming, it will be labelled the iPhone 7. As usual, there have been a lot of reports that could be true and revelations that have been leaked, there are some that are likely to be true.
No Headphone Jack
We talked about this issue before as even a hint of this move angered fans. Apple received over 300,000 signatures in a petition aimed at stopping them removing the headphone socket. Apple is known for making controversial changes and this isn’t the first time they’ve sparked anger from users. But one of the points that should be taken on board is that it never usually stops them and whatever transition they apply, we soon adapt. They changed from the floppy disk, their MacBook even eliminated the CD drive on many models despite it being their top spec’ edition and they also changed all of their charging and plug adaptors for the iPhone 5.
It’s thought that they won’t even have a socket for the headphone jack, the only place you can plug into is the lightning socket. Which then initiated more anecdotes, could there be headphones or even an adaptor that allows some headphones to be plugged in? This would enable those that already have expensive earphones to plug them in to their new phone. The latest move looks like it could be true and if so, prepare to see the latest wireless earbuds. It will be a huge statement and it will put identity on Apple products. The same way the rare white earphones signalled that you had an iPod, these new earbuds will be showcasing the fact that you are part of the latest iPhone 7 trend.
· Colour options- There could be five colour options that include dark black and piano black. It is thought that there will no longer be a space grey choice.
· More memory- Something that’s often spoken about as Samsung have the option to add memory to the Samsung S7. But Apple will have new choices that boast 128gb and 256gb.
· 3GB of Ram- This will aid the function of the dual lens camera and the better editions of the iPhone 7 will run on 3gb of Ram whilst the others remain at 2gb.
· Dual Lens Camera- It will be interesting to see the improvement on the camera. It’s though that there will be two cameras on the back. There will be a wide angle camera and a much improved zoom.
· Water resistant- Many are wondering if they will put much emphasis on the fact that it’s water resistant. But it is thought that it will be, just like the iPhone 6S was.
· Speaker- It’s possible that there could be a number of speaker changes. One will be placed where the headphone jack used to be and there will also be different options of stereo when the phone is held landscape.
There are a lot of dates to remember, in two days we will hear of announcements. On September 9th you will be able to pre-order the iPhone 7 and exactly one week later they will be launched. So be at the ready to claim your new sleek handset. For those looking to get ahead and purchase your own headphones, be sure to get them wireless. You don’t want unusable ones although there will most likely be adaptors that operate through the lightning socket. Find your favourite headphones with Maplin promo codes or if you are still true to Android and want Samsung’s impressive S7 then get that today, it’s already out. Find the S7 Note, Edge or the regular S7 with Samsung discount codes. For those already convinced and set for the iPhone be sure to find the latest offers with Currys promo codes, check back and see what options they offer with the arrival of the new Apple device.
By Daniel Treasure, 5th September 2016