It’s been 10 years since the first iPhone has been unveiled by Steve Jobs. More than one billion units have been sold all over the world, boosting Apple’s value to £515 billion.
However, for the first time since 2007, iPhone sales decreased in 2016 – perhaps due to the controversial removal of the headphone jack, perhaps because Apple aficionados all over the world crave something different.
The New iPhone
If that is the case, their dream is about to become reality. Although there have been 11 different iPhone designs, they all looked very similar, which will supposedly change with the new rendition of the device.
If Apple carries on with its September release tradition, you can expect the new iPhone to arrive in autumn of 2017. Due to the significance of this year, however, Apple may want to release the new edition of the mobile phone on June 29, the same date the first iPhone came out.
Rumour is it will showcase a different design with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display. This will be the first time Apple uses an OLED screen in its iPhone models, as the brand has always opted for LCDs before. It might even be a curved screen, much like the curved displays of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones.
A 4K resolution is also not out of the picture yet, so we might be seeing beautifully deep colours that will allow the new iPhone to become suitable for VR applications. The new model will likely also include a faster A11 processor and an integrated TOUCH ID fingerprint sensor, as well as wireless charging.
The Home button will become virtual, which means some versions of the phone might maintain its current 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen size, while another can have a larger screen of 5 and 5.8-inches. This will depend on how many OLED displays can be produced.
One feature might be predicted with a little more certainty, however: water resistance. Since the iPhone 7 is water-resistant for up to 30 minutes and to a depth of 1 metre, it stands to reason the new model will retain this capability. It’s also likely that the new iPhone will come in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options.
For the time being, this is little more than speculation, as no official announcements have come out yet. Because 2017 is the tenth-year anniversary of the iPhone, though, it seems unlikely that the brand will opt for anything else than a fairly major upgrade.
And whether the new device will be called iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 or something else altogether, that remains to be seen as well.
Here at Q2Q, we love everything techy so we’re excited to see what Apple has in store for their next model! As an IT support company, we believe it’s important to remain up-to-date with the latest technology news so that we can offer you the best solutions and advice. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you streamline your business!