A new report has emerged online claiming that Apple’s iPhone 7 will be released in June and not September that we have been used to for the last five generations.
As 2015 is slowly drawing to an end, rumors about the 2016 iPhone are flooding the web and making headlines on a daily basis. It hasn’t been three months since Cupertino unveiled the latest additions to its smartphone array, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and people all over the internet are intensively striving to figure out the next-gen iPhone specifications and release date.
KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, shared his complete Q4 report of predictions regarding Apple’s iPhone plans for 2016, bringing a lot of new exciting possibilities to the table.
When it comes to the iPhone 7 release date, Kuo considers as a highly probable scenario that Apple will circle back to the old days, when the iPhone was launched during the annual WWDC event in June. The last of the series to be unveiled during this period was the iPhone 4, back in 2010, and from there on the next handsets were revealed in the iPhone-exclusive September event.
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Moreover, the analyst mentioned a handful of new exciting features, two of which are stemming from authorized patterns.
The first is being referred to as ‘Panic Button’, which fundamentally allows the user to alert local authorities and lock down his iPhone’s info in the event that it is being stolen, by using the fingerprint scanner that is sitting on the home button.
In addition, the second feature whose existence has been confirmed, is informally called as ‘squirting speakers’, a new type of technology which uses two defensive mechanisms to prevent water from entering the speaker ports or push it out in case a liquid manages to get in.
Kuo also suggests that Cupertino might incorporate a 3GB RAM in the iPhone 7 Plus and maintain the good old 2GB with the normal-sized iPhone 7. Although, we believe that is highly unlikely due to the fact that the two handsets are targeting two different consumer markets, hence the particular move could ultimately affect sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7.
Source: Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities