It seems KGI Securities has once again showing up its interest in shining a light on the key features of iPhone 7 for Apple’s upcoming September 7 media event.
The new report although outlines and confirms a number of details that were already known over the last few months and the excitement is inevitable on knowing about the device itself, such as the processor that Apple will use to power the iPhone 7 line, and some intimate information on the display as well as the camera capabilities, though.
From a perspective of being so kind to the iPhone 7 range, the KGI Securities report is unique and suggesting that Apple will bump up the silicon in iPhone 7 to its own A10 processor, complete with initiating M10 motion coprocessor. At this point, being said that the processor will be manufactured by TSMC using a new “InFO” progression, and will offer a significant performance upgrade, which being clocked at up to 2.4GHz. Should see the same accompanying 2GB RAM in 4.7-inch model, and 3GB RAM in 5.5-inch Plus variant.
The report is also suggesting that consumers will also get in tough with two new colors: “dark black” and a glossy “piano black” which will be replacing the Space Gray color. Added with the Rose Gold, Silver and Gold options, which means that potential iPhone 7 buyers will have a choice of five different color option on offer.
In addition, there’s still another important aspect that hasn’t been widely mentioned previously. One, is the updated display on the device. Size and resolution will remain the same and consistent with previous generation iPhone models, but this time the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus display will feature True Tone technology which is capable of rendering wide-color imagery – just like the 9.7-inch iPad Pro – in order to make captured photography look a lot more appealing and vivid on the devices. Speaking of display, there is an improved sensors for 3D Touch technology as well.
The latest also suggests that the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will be getting a refresh to its photography unit and offer an upgraded camera experience with larger sensor. While the major camera upgrade will be offered on the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. With the dual-lens camera setup, it will include optical zoom and ‘light field camera applications’ and as per the KGI, one of the lens will be a wide-angle one and the other being a telephoto lens. Both cameras will feature 12MP sensors. Said that, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will benefit from an improved and upgraded flash as well in the form of four LEDs; two warm and two cool ones.
About the inclusion of Lightning-enabled EarPods and Lightning to 3.5mm adapter, the KGI reports also confirms, the removal of the iconic 3.5mm headphone jack, and the fact that both devices will come with redesigned antenna bands on the back. Interestingly, there will be a second grill from outside, but it will be housing an additional speaker this time, but that space will be taken up by a new sensor which will further improve 3D Touch experience. Apple will also be adding an amplifier internally which will help boost sound output.
Now that the KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo expects the iPhone 7 to be a true waterproof device to an IPX7 rating, which is the same as the Apple Watch, and will help iPhone survive underwater up to 1 meter for at least 30 minutes. Additionally, the hardware is also said to ship with an improved proximity sensor that is capable of detecting hand gestures, as well as a capacitive non-clicking Touch ID home button with haptic feedback.
Already mentioned that Apple is changing up the storage offering this time, with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB being the standard options for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
As far as we believe this is it and the report also mentions how Apple making use of quality materials that has led to lower yield, resulting in lower iPhone 7 production. For sure in less than a week from now, you will be knowing everything officially.
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