Apple’s new iPhone 7: Should the wait be worth it?

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Apple just released its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s last year and while some people are standing in queues wanting to buy these recent iPhones, others have planned to skip this upgrade and wait for the release of iPhone 7. Rumors has it that Apple’s iPhone 7 is expected to be launched this 2016 bringing new features and new designs. It is believed that it will be a wireless charging, an upgraded processor, a thinner design, a touchscreen with built-in TOUCH ID, removal of home button and the 3.5 mm headphone jack will be ditched.

We don’t know what iPhone 7 will look like since Apple is said to be working on finalizing it, but according to MacRumors, a reliable source shared information that the design will be similar to iPhone 6s without a rear protruding camera and no antenna bands across the back of the iPhone. It is expected that the Antenna bands will remain at the top, sides and bottom of the device.

It has also been rumored that the company is planning to use a sapphire glass which is scratch resistant and will be water resistant to IP67 standards. This means that the phone can resist water up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes.

IPhones have a poor battery life and it could be improved in iPhone 7. Internal specs aren’t yet known, but it’s likely that Apple will continue to introduce more powerful and efficient devices.

The rumors of making iPhone 7 as thin as 6.1 mm iPod touch by removing the 3.5 mm headset jack have been circulating for quite some time now. By eliminating the headphone jack, it will give the device more internal space for other components. Since the headphone jack will be removed, wired headphones will be connected to the iPhone 7 using its Lightning port and a wireless connection for Bluetooth headphones. It is rumored that Apple is working with Lightning-equipped EarPods that is going to sell alongside the device.

From several camera makers in China, Taiwan and Japan, Apple is also said to be testing multiple dual-lens systems. The possibility of iPhone 7 having a dual-lens camera is very high since Apple is said to be developing a version of iPhone 7 Plus equipped with a 12 megapixel dual-lens camera system that takes advantage of the technology acquired from an Israeli camera company LinX Imaging which Apple purchased last year.

iPhone 7 and most likely iPhone 7 Plus will most probably be released September 2016, but we are already hearing a bunch of rumors about iPhones that will be released in 2017 and beyond. Apple is pursuing a partnership with LG Display and Samsung for OLED Technology and is said to be close to a deal. If Apple gets this partnership, then, flexible OLED displays will definitely be used for future versions of the iPhone.

If the rumors are true, then deciding to skip on the upgrade and waiting for the release of iPhone 7 will be worth it.