10th Anniversary New iPhone Rumours
This year marks Apple’s 10 year anniversary of the iPhone so we’re all on the edge of our seats wondering what exciting things Apple will be unveiling to celebrate this occasion.
There’s plenty of speculation on what the new iPhone features could be! Furthermore, some believe there will possibly be 3 new iPhone models being developed.
Having a glass body will give the phone a sleek modern design and allow wireless charging. This would be a vast change for Apple who have stuck to aluminium since the iPhone 4s which had steel bands around a glass body.
A borderless edge-to-edge display will mean the screen covers the entire front face of the phone.
It’s thought that one of the new models will have a curved screen.
OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode. Apple has supposedly signed a deal with Samsung to produce these OLED displays. An OLED display works without a backlight therefore it can display deep black levels and can be thinner and lighter than a LCD. An OLED screen can attain a higher contrast ratio in low light conditions than an LCD.
No home button
The home button has been a part of all of the iPhone models but this drastic redesign means that the fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) could be built into the screen and the home button completely removed.
The ability to charge without a cable. This means placing the phone on a wireless charging-enabled surface without needing to plug the phone into the mains.
Camera integrated in the screen
The front-facing camera might be concealed under the display.
Laser sensor for facial / gesture recognition
There’s talk of there being some form of facial / gesture recognition supported by a laser and infrared sensor near the front-facing camera. In 2013 Apple bought PrimeSense, an infrared sensor company. If Apple want to enhance augmented reality features it’s critical for them to add a new type of sensor. Tim Cook CEO of Apple has publicly talked about his company’s interest in augmented reality technology.
Apple has stuck to a consistent, repetitive pattern when it comes to naming a new iPhone – adding an ‘S’ to the end. With the expectation of dramatic changes to the anniversary iPhone we think it’s quite unlikely that Apple will stick to the norm this time round with the naming of the anniversary phone, but there could well be an iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
Expected launch date
Many are expecting the release date of the new iPhone/s to be around September of this year as this is Apple’s annual tradition for announcements, however they could surprise us and bring the release date forward as some sources reckon it could be put into production in June.
What new features would you like to see? Will you be getting your hands on the new iPhone? We’d love to hear your comments below!