Apple’s iPhone is one of the world’s most powerful and well built mobile device, but there are ways it could get even much better. The latest available version; the iPhone 6 comes packed with 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) Dual-core processor, its boast of an 8mp primary camera and a 1.2mp secondary camera, powered by a Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh). This is impressive, but Apple being Apple have got to up its game in the face of consumer demands and competition from rivals Samsung.
There’s little doubt that whatever Apple
Trows out of its R&D rooms will sell by the thousands if not in millions and bring curious consumers running to its stores, but Apple
shareholders have high expectations, and the
company’s share price has fallen in recent
months as doubt grows about whether the next
iPhone will be as much of a money-spinner as
the last.Unlike the iPhone 6, the
iPhone 7 is likely to include only incremental
improvements over its predecessor – and that
could cause serious disappointment for Apple’s
IPhone’s consumers , resulting in lower sales, and ultimately lower
returns for the company’s ever anxious shareholders.
Bendgate fixed:Its not all bad.
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Apple got lots of critics trowing jabs at it when last year’s all new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ Showed defects by bending due to pressure in consumers pockets, Succumbing to a paltry 30 pounds pressure at average. Apple dismissed this allegations saying it only affected 9 people, but its seems the tech giant is not taking any chances, at least not with the much anticipated September’s release.
Forbes reports that the iPhone 7
will be built using a stronger metal alloys ; 7000 Series aluminium rather than 6000 Series aluminium used previously on iPhone 6 and lower versions. This almost certainly corresponds well with earlier reports from analysts and rumors from independent sources claiming Apple
will be ditching the 6000-series aluminum of its
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ for a more durable, and seemingly less bendable metal alloy.
6000 series are alloyed with magnesium and
silicon. They are easy to machine, are
weldable , 6061 alloy is one of the most
commonly used general-purpose aluminium
alloy. 7000 series are alloyed with zinc, and can be
precipitation hardened to the highest strengths of any aluminium alloy (tensile
strength up to 700 MPa for the 7068 alloy ). This new material may fix the bending issues by withstanding a pressure of more than 80pounds (I.e if standard tensile strength of the series is anything to go by) but it comes at a hefty price. The 7000 series alloy cost nearly five times the price of it’s predecessor and is worryingly susceptible to rust and corrosion which may require more effective anodization procedure to ensure it lives up to its hype. But then again we leave that up to the techies at apple and silicon valley.
A better camera?
A better camera for the iPhone is indeed going to be an exciting ordeal. Who would reject an improved camera specs for the iPhone 7 with the hype its already making? But then again let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Apple inc. Snapped up Israeli tech firm ‘LinX’ which happens to produce cameras; really cool ones at that.
Apple reluctantly confirmed the acquisition by saying; “Apple buys smaller technology
companies from time to time and we generally
do not discuss our purpose or plans,” said an
Apple spokesman when asked on the topic.
The companies had been discussing an
acquisition price of about $20 million, according
to insider rumours.
“LinX develops and markets miniature cameras for tablets and smartphones. Using an array of sensors that capture multiple images at the same time and proprietary algorithms, LinX says its cameras can gauge depth and create three-dimensional image maps. ” reports The wall street journal. What’s left to be unravelled is whether the acquisition came in time enough for the firm’s products to be incorporated into the iPhone 7 or whether Apple has any intention to incorporate the tech firm produce into its IPhone’s hardware at all.
Better hardwares comes at a price
…really high ones. Last year before the of elease of iphone 6 and 6+ rumours and
reports suggested that the last it would Come packed with a sapphire crystal screen coating – an immensely strong glass-like substance that
is highly scratch resistance though it never came through and remained only but rumours. Nonetheless Reports suggest that Apple and its suppliers had trouble manufacturing
sufficient quantities to equip the iPhone 6 and 6+, so considering Apple had enough time to manufacture enough to its equip the in iPhone 7 with, the prospect of a sapphire crystal screen coated iPhone 7 is indeed very high.
Apart from certain obvious improvements, the iPhone 7 may almost certainly come with a 3D camera, a higher screen resolution, a dual lens camera, an improved front facing camera,more powerful processor,an
Improved TouchID sensor, a new aluminum casing and yes.. a higher price. Whether Apple is going to absorb some of the price rise due to increased cost of production or just shift the price to consumers is unknown but what is certain is a rise in price . with rumors of prices between $550 to $680 for a unit of the Apple’s toy.
An unlikely but a welcomed improvement is that the iPhone 7 would run Android. Talking about eating your cake and having it. Users would be wowed by a feel of both worlds; The flexibility of Google’s Android OS with Apple’s fantastic hardwares. But whatever you’re thinking don’t get all dramatic if Apple falls short of your expectations, because its all about business..
s hardware at all.