Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 7S is still a long way from launch, but initial rumors point towards a revamped form-factor design, which has been overdue after the tick-tock policy was seemingly ignored for the launch of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
iPhone 7S, or iPhone 7 Pro as it is rumored to be dubbed, is tipped by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo to feature several new features. Mr. Kuo reports in an investors’ note that the iPhone’s display, the form-factor, and internals will all be subject to improvement and enhancement. According to Mr. Kuo, iPhone 7S will feature a 5.8-inch curved AMOLED display, and the company is also keeping tabs on glass and ceramic casings.
Moreover, Mr. Kuo is of the view that the company would be building on iPhone 4’s design with glass back and front and metal sides, and will also look towards making the next iPhone easier to grip. Other improvements mentioned by the KGI analyst, are biometric recognition and wireless charging that could also make their way to iPhones in 2017.
All the changes mentioned by Mr. Kuo point towards one fact: Apple will bring about a complete change in design for next year’s iPhone. iPhone 6 and 6S already sport the same structure; even iPhone 7 is reported to look the same. And if it turns out to be true, then the stakes for the 2017 iPhone would be higher than ever. If you’re making the users wait so long for a revamped design, it better be good and it better be worth ignoring previous patterns for.
For now, however, iPhone 7 is set to be launched in Fall of this year, with the biggest change reported to be the absence of the 3.5mm headphone jack.