Apple’s Next iOS Device Could Be Called iPhone 7 Instead Of 6s; Reports

Regarding the September bound iPhone 6s continue to acquire the friction will be an interesting question here; Will the new smartphone from Cupertino be labled as the iPhone 6s or the iPhone 7? According to new information, it just might be the latter. More details about the arguments after this jump, why?

Two ways there one Apple in every two years takes a major leap in its smartphone lineup, it goes with a new number to make things prominent, other than that, the iPhone 6s after the iPhone 6 seems certain, and the iPhone 7 bound to be released next year. Same force attempted to bring the iPhone 5s into the chart in previous years. However, it’s something that the company will decide about the next iPhone name or number later this year. As per the Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple’s upcoming plans, and issued a note to investors on Thursday that claims something interesting.

According to Kuo, the next smartphone from Apple would be called the iPhone 7, where the ‘s’ badged would be dropped. Not only that, he also suggests that this is owing to the major hardware changes that Apple is planning to perk into the new iPhone, which eventually includes the Force Touch technology. Further said that the next-generation iPhone will have a FPC-made capacitive Force Touch sensor under the backlight, laminated with metal shielding and it’s been comnpletely different to the tech found in the Apple Watch and the new 12″ Retina MacMook’s trackpad.

The new Force Touch hardware will monitor the contact area where the finger presses to determine how much pressure is being applied. The sensor will use capacitive technology and thin FPC material to save space, and said that “We believe that iPhone’s Force Touch sensor doesn’t directly detect the pressure applied by fingers. Instead, it monitors the contact area on which the finger touches the screen to decide how big the pressure is.”

These are the changes so significant that Kuo believes Apple may just go with the iPhone 7 branding this time around. And he adds that Apple is likely to change the hardware design of Force Touch again in 2016 by removing the metal shielding to achieve a thinner profile, which in return should improve the iPhone user experience, but will apparently create uncertainly for Force Touch module suplliers TPK and GIS, as well as meta shielding Minebea, Hi-P and Jabil.

Under-the-hood, Kuo claims that Apple wil be sticking to the same sizes this year – 4.7 and 5.5-inches, and notes that a 4-inch iPhone model is unlikely to be released this year, after all.

(via: MacRumors)

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