According to the most recently released news from Apple, there is bad news and then there is more bad news. Firstly, Apple iPhone sales are down by 16 percent in the last quarter. Secondly Apple is taking an asinine chance by trying to reintroduce its old design which dampened the sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. We always knew that Apple liked to take risks, but we never thought that Apple would hit the rock bottom of innovation. On top of that Apple is emphasizing on iPhone 7 to become its flagship model which makes the move controversial as well.
Let’s start with the bad news-
We believe the prime factor which slowed down iPhone 6S sales was the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Now that it is almost time for the iPhone 7 launch, Apple is completely expected to hold its ground on the exclusion of a headphone jack. In place of a headphone jack the customers will be getting Lightning-enabled Ear Bud connectivity. Apple is also thinking of going stereo with its speakers; however the inclusion of a second speaker is still more of a rumor than a confirmed fact.
So what is the silver lining?
A very recent schematic released in Mac Fan shows the 5.5 inch phone has a body strikingly similar to its predecessors. However there are happier things which may be just enough to perk up the sales of the new iPhone and that include a new flush front surface. The conventional physical home button will be replaced by a digital touch enabled one which will remove the frontal screen segregation altogether. Other reliable sources state that Apple is about to include a second rear camera for close distance shots. Now both the camera lenses will be flat and lack the raised rims which all other models have. This will indeed make the back more flush and sleek. The new model is also meant to be a lot slimmer since the removal of a 3.5 mm jack also eliminates the limiting factor of thinness.
More and more new features in the upcoming iPhone 7
We also believe that Apple is including a Smart Connector in the new model. A Smart Connector will allow users to connect with other iPhones, keyboards and headsets. This allows active transfer of data and power at the same time. This will be quite similar to an iPad Pro experience which will enhance the Apple iPhone 7 experience altogether. In addition to the sleek features and new additions, the iPhone 7 is also assumed to be dust-proof and waterproof. The wireless charger makes it possible for all iPhone users to be on the move while charging their phones.
A tentative release date for iPhone 7
All new features and inclusions tell us that this time the wait may be a long one. We may have to wait till the end of 2016 before Apple launches iPhone 7 with iOS 10 in the USA.