Just like every year, Apple introduces a new breed of their iPhones and with 2016 around the corner, Apple is once again hinting a release date for the upcoming iPhone 7. With no release dates set for the phone for now, multiple sources reveal what the specs and features the iPhone 7 could potentially have. According to a recent report by High Snobiety , the website noted how people should expect Apple to do something drastic to the design of the smartphone using the recently introduced 3D Touch feature.
As stated by the site, Apple could consider removing the home button of the phone altogether and use the 3D Touch feature as a way of maneuvering with the phone. Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, meanwhile, expressed his thoughts in a Barrons blog , wherein he touched the issue of having a borderless and home-less iPhone 7 on its release date. “Given a number change cycle, we expect the iPhone 7 to sport a unique design from the iPhone 6/6S,” Munster wrote. “As many have speculated, the addition of 3D Touch may provide Apple with a way to eliminate the home button on the phone and use the additional space to make the screen bigger or make the device smaller. One barrier to this could be Touch ID, which is integrated into the home button currently. Apple would need to move the Touch ID reader to potentially the side of the phone to remove the home button.” In addition to that, the upcoming phone is also expected to finally have a much better battery life once its release date has been announced. “We believe a home-buttonless iPhone has a 50% chance for the iPhone 7. Another area on which we believe Apple may focus is battery life. Looking at Macs over the past few years, Apple has close to doubled battery life for its Macbook line up (largely 5 hour battery to ~10 hours). It has achieved this through more efficient processors and software. We believe battery life is one of the biggest areas of potential improvement and one that might be most welcomed by customers. Finally, a sapphire screen has long been rumored for the iPhone. Since Apple now uses sapphire on the Apple Watch, it could make sense for them to adapt it to the phone. We note that Apple is using the stronger aluminum from the Apple Watch Sport for the iPhone 6S case.”