Apple is looking to release not one, but three versions of the iPhone 7 in 2016, and all will have their own little unique qualities. As the tech giant looks to appeal to a wider base of consumers including the many loyal Apple fans with each release, the iPhone 7 Plus concept is expected to be huge. With rumors on a cheaper version reminiscent of the “C”, standard 4.8″ iPhone 7, and the Phablet-sized 5.7″ – 5.8″ Plus version, it will be interesting to see if Apple can live up to the huge expectations.
Many analysts have been forecasting a huge year for Apple in 2016 as bold predictions are out that IOS will overtake Android. Much of this relies on what the Apple iPhone 7 Plus concept can do, and how well it interfaces with other Apple products on the horizon. The 1st Apple Watch has just debuted, and we’re expecting to see huge plans for interface of peripherals including the new Apple Watch, iPads, and of course, the iPhone 7.
One of the latest 2016 Apple rumors is the 2nd generation Apple Watch will have a standalone feature. This will enable the watch itself to have its own data plan which would do-away with the need to Bluetooth the Watch to the phone. Receiving phone calls, sending texts, and checking emails can happen right on your wrist without having to stay connected.
Despite the standalone feature, the 2016 iPhone 7 will have Bluetooth capabilities for those wanting to function the 2nd gen Apple Watch directly with the phone. The standalone feature will require a data plan which will cost an extra 10 – $15/month, which will not appeal to some.
What Consumers Want to See
What consumers want to see will all be packed into the 2016 iPhone 7 Plus concept, at least according to the latest rumors. We’re talking about wireless 3D printing, 3D camera and video effects, true glassless 3D on-screen display, waterproof, eye sensing technology, wireless charging, solar charging, 3GB RAM, and the new A9 processor. Samsung is actually rumored to have a part in the new processor as leaks suggest they will be the one’s behind building the A9.
We’re also expecting to see Apple move away from the Gorilla Glass for a more functional and much more durable Sapphire Screen. The Sapphire glass is said to be much stronger, and will have a huge effect on on-screen sensitivity. While yet to be made official, it’s also what many of the top manufacturers will be doing with their 2016 smartphone releases including Samsung, HTC, Sony, and LG.
And last but not least, what good is all without more juice to power all the processes, Bluetooth peripherals, and countless hours of streaming? This is where Apple is looking to make the biggest improvement as the batteries of previous iPhones have been one of the most disappointing features. Expect to see much more as we’ve been hearing rumors on a 2400 mAh battery, and more recently, up to a 2800 mAh battery in the new iPhone 7 Plus concept.
Stay tuned for much more as we all look forward to the September 2016 release date worldwide.