The next iteration of iPhone from the house of Apple is going to be the iPhone 7 and it will be second iPhone that will be launched in the ongoing year. The first iPhone to be unveiled by Apple in 2016 is the 4-inch iPhone SE which was launched at the special Apple event on March 21.
The latest rumors surrounding this device suggest that it might come with curved glass. Apparently, the whole device will be set inside this curved-glass casewhich is made of liquid metal. It will be designed in such a way that users will be able to get a comfortable grip on the device.
Reports also state that Apple had filed for a patent for curved glass case a long time back. This case will be developed using a mixture of different metals that have been melted and fused together. It is reportedly made from Bulk Amorphous Alloy which is basically a mixture of nickel, copper, titanium and zirconium. All these metals are melted down and mixed together to form the Bulk Amorphous Alloy.
The resulting mixture when solidified will have a texture that will be similar to that of glass. However, it will not be as fragile as glass. Instead, it will be as sturdy as rubber which will ensure that it does not breaks.
The news of this alloy being used in the development of the next iPhone was first revealed by renowned tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo has also stated that the same casing will be used in another model of the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus.
Kuo also claimed that the iPhone 7 might come with a 5.8-inch AMOLED display. According to him the next iPhone will have a similar outer body like the iPhone 4. It will have a glass casing on its front and back and metal frame along the edges.
He is also of the opinion that along with the 5.8-inch iPhone, another iPhone that will have a size of 4.7-inch might also be unveiled by Apple. Apparently, the 4.7-inch model will have a LCD display and will obviously come with a lesser price tag compared to the 5.8-inch model.
However, he also mentioned that everything depends on the production of the AMOLED display technology. If in case the supply fails to meet up with the demand, Apple might decide to launch a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model, both of which will have LCD displays.
In that case, the 5.8-inch AMOLED display model will be kept as third option and will be launched at a later point of time.
Other reports regarding the iPhone 7 suggest that it might come without the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The iOS 9.3 public beta 1.1 was recently released for developers. A number of tech experts while fishing through the source code of the OS were able to come across something that suggests that Apple might be building the iPhone 7 without the headphone jack.
The string of code that sparked off this particular rumor is- “Headphones.have.%sinput.NO”.
However, even if a headphone jack is not built into the device, users need not worry as in that case the Lightning Port of the device will be used as the headphone jack.
A Lightning Port adapter will have to be connected to the headphones to make them compatible with the Lightning Port. Lightning Port adapters are available as standalone accessories in the market.
Under its hood, the Apple iPhone 7 might be packed with the latest A10 processor that will make the device fast and lag free. A hexacore setup might also be used in the A10 processor.