All iPhone 7 models are allegedly capable of shooting 4K video at a silky smooth 60 FPS

By , Sep 6, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus mockup Jermaine Smit 002

The iPhone 6s series brought the biggest camera jump so far, with the front shooter upgraded to a five-megapixel lens and the rear one going from eight to twelve megapixels with the ability to capture 4K video at thirty frames per second (FPS). Aside from other changes in the camera department, the next iPhone is said to double the frame rate for 4K recordings, letting you capture action at a silky smooth 60 FPS, according to a Vietnamese site that has allegedly used a real iPhone 7.

Current iPhones can capture video at 60 FPS, but only in 1080p resolution.

This rumored new feature should be available to all iPhone 7 owners as the site claims that both the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and the dual-lens 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus are capable of capturing 4K video at 60 FPS.

If true, the iPhone 7 will be the first smartphone capable of shooting 4K video at 60 FPS. The decision to double the maximum storage on the iPhone 7 series from 128 GB to 256 GB and add a a new 2TB tier to iCloud may have something to do with this rumor.

You’re probably aware that 4K videos take up a significant amount of storage so doubling the frame rate will result in even bigger files. Of course, users will be able to adjust their video capture resolution and frame rate in camera settings.

Other things we gleaned from the report:

  • A new dark matte color will replace Space Gray.
  • The Apple logo on the backside is also matte.
  • iPhone 7 in Silver will retain a shiny logo.
  • The handset’s Home button is non-moving and features a capacitive touch sensor but users must apply some force in order for a “click” to register. A subtle haptic feedback simulates a “click”.
  • Volume buttons are now on the outer side of the device’s body rather than being contained inside a small recess like before.
  • SIM tray has a rubber seal to help with waterproofing.

As you know, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPhone 7 would have improved IPX7 water resistance, matching the Apple Watch’s level of waterproofing. did not provide any photographic evidence to substantiate its claims so take their report with a grain of salt.

Source: (Google Translate)

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  • sherlockeb

    Only way I see this happening is if the devices are capable of h265 how decoding
    Otherwise it’s just too much space.

  • Elias Chao

    I just don’t want Apple to remove the mute switch, I find it super useful when I can mute my phone without taking it outta my pocket.

    I know this hasn’t been heard so far, but they removed it from the iPad, so there’s a chance they remove it from the iPhone.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      They better keep dat mute switch or i’ll frankenstein one myself!

      • Feivl

        On the renderings on this Vietnamese Site , it’s still there

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    This sucks for me…I have nothing that could even display 4K video that well. The best I have is the iphone itself. lol 60fps is beautiful though with 1080 so I can only IMAGINE what it would look like with unless Apple pulls a fast one and ups the display to a 2K, I’m gonna have to wait until next year to really use this.

  • Gabriel Anaya

    Nice but kind of useless for viewing later for most people. The iPhone itself doesn’t have a display good enough for 4K, nor can the apple tv or plenty of current macs. I’m sure this will be great for some people who can take advantage of this but the number who can is pretty small until Apple steps up more support for 4K.

    • You’re not seeing the clear picture. Do you think most people who filmed back in the day, had the luxury to watch it in the theaters most of the time, nope but they still filmed. This is for the purpose of archiving higher quality formats, so that when you do get your shiny new tv you will be able to have a good quality video for playback. I hope this makes sense to you have a good day.

  • It’s a little bit future proof, but you’ll need to buy a new machine to edit it smoothly. Welcome.. the new macbook pro.. I’ll stick to recording in 1080, nothing wrong with it at all.

    • eXoguti097

      Well, technically the iPhone 6s can handle 2 4k edits at 30fps. The only problem with that is the lack of tools, of course, but there’s some good editing apps out there that could satisfy most, a least those without a powerful computer.

      • Yes true, I was just saying it in terms of Apple thinking.. shoot in 4k on this.. buy our new macbook pro over here to do all the editing.. it’s super easy.. it’s like magic! I’m sure it is. 🙂

  • James G

    That 2TB iCloud Storage plan is looking mighty relevant now.

    • Rowan09

      That’s why I bought myself a WD cloud drive with 2TB of space

  • Funny thing is, they change the camera for 4k but the screen on the phone goes unchanged… agh! Really that’s my absolute biggest selling point now.. put a new screen on these things and I’ll preorder it. (Yes yes I know.. next year) No new screen and I just cannot see a point in purchasing the same device again, with minor tweaks.

    • Rowan09

      What is this obsession with 4K on a mobile phone? On such a small screen you will not be able to really see any difference. Plus content on the web is not even all being played in full Hd much less 4K. I have the S7 Edge and if I’m watching a video I can’t tell any difference with the screens. Plus the S7 are only 2K not 4K, the only 4K phone released in November 2015 was the Xperia and many reviews said they couldn’t tell the difference from the S6 or IPhone 6 Plus. I want a sharper screen and care less about resolution because as I stated on a small screen it’s not really needed.

      • True, I was just saying in terms of the camera itself.. 4k recording.. can’t view it that way on the device it was recorded on. All valid points on your end. Sharper screen is a must!

  • Dao Sasone

    Whats the point with all these 4k recording phones if you cant view edit and produce all at once within the same phone. Just takes up more storage.

  • Jayy

    Not the same but similar, I actually went through 2000+ photos in my phone just to see if I had that pic lol (maybe I have to much time on my hands

    • Mind to share?

      • Jayy

        Did the picture not upload for you?

      • It’s working now. Thanks. It’s pretty similar to the image one.

      • Jayy

        Okay cool, and no problem. I’m like it’s not exactly the same, but it still may be able to fit the look he’s going for!