Once again, Apple's annual renewal of the iPhone pretty well outperformed all rivals inside 2015, even in the few short months since its launch in the tail-end of the year. By all accounts, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are two fantastic devices and are proving very popular with smartphone fans across the world.
The successor may be another 12 months away, but because of the way Apple (and indeed, the entire smartphone industry) works, you can bet your bottom dollar that it is already well underway in its development of the iPhone 7. And, while Apple likes to try to surprise us, it's a predictable beast; it's almost certain the schedule for the iPhone 7 will see a launch in September 2016.
According to always-reliable analyst-come-tipster, Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 7 will be the thinnest iPhone Apple has ever produced at around 6mm, making it around the same size as current iPod Touch models.
Apple will also bump the memory up inside the iPhone 7 Plus model to 3GB of RAM as well, which should translate into super-fast performance when coupled with Apple’s next-generation A10 chipset. While the 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 7’ is expected to have the same 2 gigabytes of RAM as the iPhone 6s, the larger ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ will add another gigabyte for even greater performance.
According to research and analytics firm TrendForce. The company's report says waterproofing will be one of two defining new features, the other being the 3GB of RAM previously rumoured elsewhere. It also reiterates that we'll see a third, 4in display iPhone model launched in 2016 (the rumoured iPhone 6c/iPhone 7c).
The addition of 3D Touch may provide Apple with a way to eliminate the home button on the phone and use the additional space to make the screen bigger or make the device smaller. Specs for the proposed iPhone include a 24-megapixel camera with support for third-party lenses and a large 3,000 mAh battery. Truly, the stuff of DREAMS.
That’s enough rumors for a day, we suppose. Let’s just do what we can for the time being, and wait for it.