iPhone 7 supporters are already waiting long and hard for substantial information on what the device will boast. This prompted them to base their enthusiasm excitement on the news about the speculated features, the latest, which informed them that Apple may be ditching the Smart Connector.
Apple won’t release its next-generation iPhone until the fall of 2k16, so there are still months of development ahead. For the current time, Apple’s flagship iPhones are the iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone 6s, released to the public in September of 2015.
Though it will be several months before the new Apple iPhone launches, rumors about the device started trickling out in January of 2016. We’ve already gleaned many details about the upcoming Apple iPhone, giving us some information on what to expect when it launches.
Since the 3GS launched in the year 2009, Apple has used an alternating “S” naming formula to mark years where the iPhone does not receive a major significant redesign, saving its numbered upgrades for years where design changes are introduced. Releases have been as follows:
2007 – Apple iPhone
2008 – Apple iPhone 3G
2009 – Apple iPhone 3GS
2010 – Apple iPhone 4 (new design)
2011 – Apple iPhone 4s
2012 – Apple iPhone 5 (new design)
2013 – Apple iPhone 5s
2014 – Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (new design)
2015 – Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
The next-generation Apple iPhone is expected to be called the Apple iPhone 7. 2015 marked an “S” series iPhone upgrade year that introduced new features such as an improved better processor and a camera, but 2016 will bring an even-year upgrade that will include an all-new iPhone design in addition to new features.
Rumors and reports surrounding iPhone 7 made up our most shared stories, this time, around, including a few leaks pointing to an inclusion of the 3.5mm headphone jack the possible slightly larger battery, that many previously expected Apple could remove in Apple iPhone 7, and a report claiming the device won’t get the Smart Connector and accessories once rumored to make the jump over from iPad Pro line.
No headphone jack
Dual-lens camera for iPhone 7Plus
Design similar to Apple iPhone 6s
Redesigned antenna bands
Two screen sizes
What is the Smart Connector! In short something capability rather exciting.
Apple introduced the Smart Connector with the iPad Pro range and it enables the Lightning port to deliver both data and power simultaneously. For example, with the iPad Pro, this means third party keyboards don’t require charging or batteries – they just work the moment they are plugged in.
How would this be used with iPhones? That would obviously be up to Apple and innovative third parties to decide, but with accessories able to take power from an iPhone it could have led to some important sleek and elegant wireless headphones, mini keyboards, ‘smart’ protective cases, etc.
There is also the possibility that Apple did not plan for a Smart Connector on the iPhone 7 at all,
according to Mac Rumors. Other features such as the waterproof capabilities, the headphone jack removal, new stereo speakers and new Touch ID sensors have also conflicted with other rumors and speculations.
Apple could unveil the iPhone 7 at their Worldwide Developers Conference or another exclusive event. Fans will finally be able to know whether it will have a Smart Connector or not, plus what the other features may entail.
Multiple reports have also claimed that Apple plans to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack on this year’s iPhone. However, a new leak this week purported to show a flex cable included with the headphone jack, suggesting it might ship with a legacy headphone connector after all.