Even though some people don't believe the latest version of the iPhone lived up to the hype, it does have some impressive new technology. The iPhone 7 Plus has a dual-lens camera with optical image stability for amazing smartphone photos, has longer battery life and is dust and water resistant. Here's a breakdown of everything announced during Apple's launch event.
The new iPhones were released only a couple months ago and now we're already looking ahead to next year. If you're thinking about getting a new iPhone, you might want to wait for next year's model so you can get these spectacular features that are rumored to be on the way.
The typical move for Apple is to release new iPhone models, like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and the following year, update them with a 7S and 7S Plus. Considering 2017 is the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone, speculation suggests that the "S" models will be bypassed and jump to the iPhone 8 or even the "10." Here are some rumored features of the next iPhone.
iPhone "10" rumored features
- Made of glass - The next iPhone's body could be made entirely of glass. Apple might eliminate the metal back design and go with glass, along with an aluminum frame. The iPhone 4 and 4S both were made with a glass backing.
- Wireless charging - Instead of plugging your phone in to charge it, you can place it on a charging dock for wireless charging.
- Invisible home button - The home button will be embedded into the front glass display.
- No borders on front display - The front surface on next year's iPhone could be all-display, with no bezel.
- Dual-lens camera - The dual-lens camera is currently available only on the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 does not have it. This is said to be the case with next year's models also, the smaller version will not have the dual lens camera.
- High-end model - On top of the traditional 10 and 10 Plus models, there will be a third high-end option. It will have a 5.8-inch screen, which is larger than the 5.5-inch screen on the Plus models. Instead of an aluminum frame, the high-end models will be made of stainless steel.
- AMOLED display - The LCD display will be replaced with an Active Matrix OLED, which is a hybrid display technology. It pairs the active matrix backplane from a traditional thin film transistor (TFT) display with an OLED display. It also has faster pixel switching response times than an OLED display. This eliminates ghosting when fast-moving animiations are being displayed.
Those are just a few of the features rumored to be coming to next year's iPhone. I'm sure we will hear of many more before it is actually released. Keep checking our Happening Now section for all updates.