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.
Cupertino based company Apple is planning for the futuristic camera in iPhone 7 which will further reduce the picture quality between your iPhone and professional DSLR’s. But, every new innovation has to make its way through US patent office which has given birth to rumors about new camera.
The patent of a telephoto camera with the mention of dual lens means a better picture quality. A telephoto lens achieves a broader focus with a physically shorter lens so the camera bump on your iPhone could be a talk of the past. The patent applied by apple shows that how a lowercase ‘r’ shape lens could be used to enhance more lens technology in a smaller space. Dual lens cameras offer useful background blur effect along with better resolution and zoom capabilities. Such a system is rumored from a long time in iPhone and tis patent has made the topic more steamed up.
Until we get to know the official features of iPhone 7 on its launch date, first the rumors and now this US filed patent has definitely suggested that this camera feature would be one of the best awaited features in iPhone 7. The patent which is rather unimaginatively titled as “folded telephoto camera lens system” describes a method of forming a telephoto lens almost reminiscent of an old-fashioned periscope where light is channeled through the primary lens, falls and bounced off of a mirror, and redirected to the secondary lens which focuses it on the image sensor.
The tiny increments will achieve telephoto results. By putting two camera modules behind a single lens, iPhone 7 will have the ability to switch between enable optical zoom functionality & focal lengths. Simply said, you will be able to take zoomed-in photos of greater quality. Other supposed usages include filming video at regular speed and slow-mo simultaneously inmultiple resolution which means the phone will be able to take a zoomed-in shot and a wide shot at the same time. You could take high-resolution stills while shooting video.
The patent also indicates that Apple is supposedly working on editing software that takes advantage of these new capabilities by combining the various photos and videos, to create a mass engaging media experience.
With the rumors in market and Apple’s emphasis on the iPhone camera with the fact that the camera team consists of 800 engineers, it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see the dual-camera feature appear in the highly awaited iPhone 7. As we are already hearing some rumors regarding iPhone 8, we can assume that iPhone 7 release date is near and we really can’t wait for it.
Apple was considering moving future iPhones to such dual-camera setups have prolonged for years, but they have really picked up attention of public with the so-called “iPhone 7”. It is also in talks that this might be included as an option where user will be free to choose between normal lens and dual lens when taking photos.
Apple credits Romeo I. Mercado with the invention of U.S. Patent No. 9,316,810.