Only four months remain before Apple showcases the iPhone 7 in September 2016. There have been lots of rumors and speculations surrounding this device. This happens before every iPhone launch but if they turn out to be true, we are in for a whole new device, quite different from its previous generations.
According to the most popular rumors, iPhone 7 will not have a headphone jack. Also, @evleaks managed to confirm something that we have been expecting for a long time.
First of all, you can bet your money that there will be an iPhone 7 Pro. This will be the more extreme flagship device among the two iPhones 7s to be released in September.
As a result, the rumors involving a headphone jack and a Smart Connector are probably linked to this device. The iPhone 7 Pro appears on leaks by uSwitch and of course, @evleaks. Disregarding the release of iPhone SE, all other iPhones so far, have been launched in the month of September.
The same pattern should continue for iPhone 7 as well. Now, further rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 will have a dual-camera setup.
This new multi-camera technology comes from Linx. It is a company that was purchased by Apple several months ago. This dual-camera setup will come with 3D capability and it will churn out better low-light images while making autofocus faster.
Compared to a year ago, during the second half of this year, component makers based in Taiwan will get lesser orders from Apple. This is one of the main reasons behind the decline in Apple stock during the trading session of May 12th.
The shares struck a new 52-week low during this time. It is common knowledge that Apple overestimated the sales figures in case of the iPhone 6S/6S Plus before the launch. Due to this, the company will definitely play it safe with the upcoming iPhone 7 models.
Internal Inventories of Apple will stay clean with this approach and overall channel inventory should stay clean as well. On the first quarter of Apple’s next fiscal year, a year-over-year decline will be reported by the company, considering the unit shipments.
Now, for the people who don’t already own Apple stock, it is advised that they should stay away from it and notice how it goes for the upcoming iPhone 7.
With Apple’s pattern of launching one flagship iPhone series every year, if expectations are not met, shareholders will end up stuck for an entire year, till the next product comes out. If the latest rumors are true, the next game-changing iPhone will launch next year.
Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI Securities Apple analyst revealed that the upcoming iPhone’s larger variant will have two lens camera located on its back. Latest reports reveal that he has revised it further and declared that a dual-camera setup will be available on all iPhone 7 variants.
Meanwhile, a source that was quoted by Nikkei revealed that suppliers are getting fewer orders during the second half of the year when compared to the year-ago timeline.
When comparing the traditional peak season of this year with the last few years, figures will disappoint. Now, Kuo further revealed that the 5.5inch variant will come with 3GB of RAM. It will able to deal with image processing requirements.
In China, Apple lost a trademark case and due to this, the company cannot exclusively use the iPhone name in the country. A trademark application was filed in by Xintong Tiandi in 2007, which is 2 years before the iPhone went on sale in China.