Sketchy report calls for iPhone 7 with USB-C, dual cameras, Touch ID-integrated screen & more

By , Dec 1, 2015

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A sketchy rumor originating from sources in China has it that Apple is currently experimenting with at least five different iPhone 7 configurations, each with its own unique hardware characteristics.

Some of the features Apple is reportedly testing out for the next iPhone include a USB Type-C connector compatible with wireless headsets, wireless charging, multi-touch-capable Force Touch technology, dual cameras and a next-generation Touch ID technology embedded within the display.

The same source reiterates that Apple is experimenting with AMOLED display technology. Barron’s recently said that some iPhones starting from 2018 will use AMOLED screens, with Samsung Display apparently discussing a possible collaboration with Apple to supply these screens.

“Apple plans to introduce organic light-emitting diode displays for iPhones starting in 2018, sending suppliers racing to fine-tune the technology and invest in capacity expansion,“ reads the Nikkei report cited by Barron’s.

Like other handset vendors, Apple tests a number of different iPhone prototypes before deciding on one that goes in production. That being said, the source of this rumor is unproven so you should take the report with a few pinches of salt.

What hardware features would you like to see on iPhone 7?

Source: Weibo via GforGames

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  • Cristian B

    that’s peculiar

  • Most of that will not be in the next device, rumors crack me up.

  • White Michael Jackson

    Pinches of salt? Not even a grain of salt? Damn this is more serious then it seems. But apple has the money to test out these ideas

  • Rowan09

    USB C is nice and they already have it on the Apple TV 4 and Mac, but I don’t see them doing it so quick for IOS devices.

    • Hussain Alsanona

      Nothing impossible, because I think that Apple invented or at least help USB organization to make the USB C, so yeah it’s possible to see it on the iPhone.

  • We probably wont get everything all at once, they still need things to add every year for upgrades.

  • iPhoneWINS

    why 2 cameras?

    • Hussain Alsanona

      3D shit maybe

  • Hussain Alsanona

    In my particular case, I’d love to have a 5″ display with narrower bezel with no home button. I wish they pumped the res to at least 1080p for the i7 and 2k for the 7 Plus. The camera, bigger pixels, wider aperture, and 4k @ 60fps. I don’t care about wireless charging unless, I can charge from a feet or so. Any additional features are welcome.

  • Jordan Lewis

    How about a phone that doesn’t want to slip out of your hand without a case?
    That seriously frustrates me.