Hey, remember when Apple announced the iPhone 7, and people were really excited about the bigger iPhone’s Portrait mode — aka the thing that allows you to lace close-up shots with creamy bokeh, like how an SLR camera would — only for them to find out the feature would be added later as a free software update?
IPhones, as Apple fans — even the most zealous ones — will tell you, have the unfortunate reputation of having a short battery life. And while the new iPhone 7 should last at least an hour longer than its immediate predecessor, Apple still thinks users could use a bit of help getting through a full work day.
Another year, another iPhone release. This year, as has been the case the past two years, we’re getting two models: the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are only a few days removed from being in the hands of those who pre-ordered, or will be lucky enough to purchase it from a retail counter on launch day. A lot has been said about the missing headphone jack, the added waterproofing, and those twin cameras that peek out from the back of the bigger iPhone.
A lot has been said about the next Apple smartphone prior to today’s keynote address, and pundits have been divided over what the new phone has and what it lacks. Many even questioned whether Apple was still capable of redefining consumer technology, whether it could still move the needle like it did during its boom years.
It’s widely known that Apple is announcing a new iPhone in September, like it usually does each year. However, the exact date of the next iPhone event remains the subject of speculation, as Apple does not comment on rumors about unannounced products. But maybe we’ve been overthinking things and misreading clues all along.
We’re nearing that time of year again, when Apple takes over the tech headlines with a new iPhone that promises to be better than ever.
We’re confident the launch event will happen sometime in September, as is usually the case, and although the Cupertino-based company has yet to give a firm date to focus on, that hasn’t stopped photos and videos of what is believed to be the iPhone 7 from circulating on the web.
Noted Apple seer Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities today made some bold predictions for the American tech juggernaut, telling investors to expect iPhone shipments to fall this year. The “worst-case scenario,” he wrote in his investment note, is for Apple to sell less iPhones this year than in 2014 — somewhere between 190 million and 200 million units.
At 7.1 mm today’s iPhone 6S is almost as thin as your average pencil.
But can it get any thinner?
Among the many engineering challenges smartphone manufacturers face, reducing smartphone component size has always been a work in progress. For Apple, the last 8 years of innovation have shaved off more than 4.5 mm from the original iPhone.