It’s almost been a year since the last iPhone was released. In fact, last two iPhones were released. September is the time when the unveiling event takes place, and the actual market release happens few days later – that’s what we have been seeing for a long time now. Now that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was released back in last September, it’s getting the time for a new iPhone’s arrival. What is it going to be, an iPhone 6s or iPhone 7? While many sources are suggesting it’s going to be the iPhone 7, we still believe iPhone 7 will be making its arrival on 2016 which is next year. We are going to talk about an expected set of hardware and software configuration as well, despite the estimated release date.
Apple’s Naming Strategy for the iPhones
Ever since the first iPhone was released back in 2007, the company has been following a specific technique to name the iPhones. The first generation iPhone didn’t have a fancy word tailing the name, it was just the iPhone. From the next year and onwards, there happened to be a first model, and an ‘S’ model the following year. For example, the 2008 iPhone was named iPhone 3G which was the debut of using 3G technology on iPhones, later on the 2009 flagship was named iPhone 3GS which was a slight modification of the basic 3G model and it only had minor updates. The naming technique kept going on for all further devices – 4, 4S, 5, 5S and 6. This way, we believe Apple is going to name their 2015 iPhone the iPhone 6S. There are strong evidences to believe Apple won’t change their naming strategy this year – because they haven’t’ done so in any of the past years. There had been two new types of iPhones though – the iPhone 5c which was a cheaper variant, and the iPhone 6 Plus which was a high-end but bigger sized variant. They didn’t affect the main model’s naming strategies.
What the iPhone 7 might have
iPhone 6 had their 8th generation of A series processors – the A8 chip. On iPhone 7 the processor will be a 10th generation iPhone chip – maybe the name will be A10 if Apple doesn’t decide to change the naming policy of their chipsets. The RAM had never been higher than 1 GB on iPhones till yet. With the introduction of OnePlus 2 in the market 4 GB RAMs are going to be common in the near future, hence we believe the iPhone 7 would have a 2GB RAM chip. The camera and display will have significant development, but as it seems Apple don’t feel the necessity of bumping the pixel density above 350 since it still meets their Retina display standard.
Unless the iPhone 6S is released, we can’t really make perfect speculations on the configuration.
The iPhone 7 will be an iPhone to bear a new digit, meaning a major upgrade after the iPhone 6. Thus the upgrades will be reasonably greater than our expectations.