What we know so far about the next iPhone
The successor to the iPhone 6 is due to release in September.
In recent weeks and months, we’ve learnt much more about the upcoming iPhone’s rumored new features.
We’ve compiled a list of everything we know about the next iPhone.
Here’s what (we think) we know so far.
It will probably look identical to the iPhone 6.
Leaked photos of the alleged “iPhone 6s'” shell were obtained by 9to5Mac. They show that the next iPhone is probably going to look the same as the iPhone 6.
Every “S” model of Apple‘s iPhones have been physically identical to its non-S predecessors, so the accuracy this leak is entirely likely.
There will be two different sizes again.
After apparent discussions with Apple‘s suppliers, The Wall Street Journal reported that the next iPhone will be available in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variations that are currently available.
It’s likely to get a performance upgrade.
Bloomberg reported that Apple partnered with Samsung in April to develop new processors for the next iPhone. Presumably, the new processors will allow for better performance.
Conversely, rumors form 9to5Mac have also emerged that Apple will use Qualcomm chips that will give the next iPhone faster LTE performance, as well as more efficient power management for better battery life.
It’ll have a 12-megapixel camera.
iPhones have had an 8-megapixel camera ever since the iPhone 4, so this would be a timely update for the iPhone’s camera, especially when competing Android phones have around 13 or more megapixel cameras.
And there might be a front-facing flash …
Selfies where you can’t actually see yourself is apparently an issue Apple could fix, as it’s also rumored that the next iPhone will have a front-facing flash for its FaceTime camera. However, we haven’t seen image leaks with extra holes for the flash, so this rumor might be bogus.