Sunday, 28 June 2015

Will It Be The iPhone 6s or The iPhone 7 in 2015?

 Reports are now flying in about Apple’s next-generation iPhones

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The Apple iPhone. Everyone knows what it is, the brand is huge and for many the very word "iPhone" is synonymous with smartphone. It was the first touchscreen phone design to truly capture the public imagination and introduce the world to the wonders of what a truckload of apps can do for your daily life. For a long time now, the iPhone has been a pretty dominant force in the mobile market to say the very least.

To say that it utterly rules the space, however, would be disingenuous. There are other forces at play and they have only become stronger and more prominent over time. Apple's rivals, such as Samsung, LG, HTC, and Sony, have really stepped up their game, offering increasingly appealing flagship products. Many of these have in fact been good enough to tempt former Apple fans away from the joys of iOS and into the wild open territory of Google's Android platform.

Still, even in the face of stiff competition, the iPhone attracts a lot of attention, with millions of eager fans rabidly anticipating each and every launch taking place pretty much every September like clockwork. The frenzy is assisted of course by an increasingly detailed and mostly accurate rumour mill, propped up by a complex network of analysts, contacts and sources inside the Asian supply and manufacturing network that produces pretty much every major smart device.

The competition really has reached fever pitch over the late 2014-to-mid-2015 launch schedule. Apple saw public demand for a re-designed iPhone flagship with faster performance, better camera capabilities, but most crucially of all; a larger display panel. Not only did it meet the demand for an enlarged flagship with the iPhone 6, but it also finally decided to cater to the increasingly popular phablet market with the iPhone 6  Plus - these are two of the biggest smartphones Apple has ever produced following years of sticking to a size that has now become associated with the "Mini" or "Compact" sector of the market.
Then Samsung, HTC, and most recently LG, have all hit back with their own revamped flagship devices. HTC aimed a bit too low and has offered something too similar to last year's model to capture consumer enthusiasm. Samsung and LG, on the other hand, really did come out swinging with some extremely capable hardware and a couple of fantastic new-look designs.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 Release Date

Apple’s iPhone 6s and, we presume, iPhone 6s Plus will go on sale in the UK on September 25, according to a leaked email seen by Mobile News. According to the source, the “new iPhone” as it is referred to in the memo will go on pre-order on September 18, with a release date pegged for September 25. “Vodafone has told internal staff the next Apple iPhone handset will be released on September 25,” said the report. “In an email to staff seen by Mobile News, the operator outlined pre-launch information, including that the operator will begin taking pre-orders for the device from September 18.”
The name of the handset was not revealed, however. The handset was simply referred to as “the new iPhone”, meaning it could be either the iPhone 6s or, as some reports have suggested, the iPhone 7.

Upgrades are expected to include the “biggest camera jump ever”, according to blogger John Gruber, who describes a "weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery.”.

Wireless charging, or some kind of Apple-style wireless charging, is expected. Ditto for Force Touch Glass on the display. The handsets will apparently run on Apple’s new, Samsung-made A9 chipset will is shaping up to be a 14nm setup and should deliver some rather insane processing grunt, especially if combined with more RAM. 

Sources close to Apple have confirmed the iPhone 6s/iPhone 7 will look pretty much identical to the iPhone 6, according to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. One of the key differences Apple is apparently keen to push is the inclusion of Force Touch. “To go with the new hardware, Apple has designed iOS 9 to be Force Touch-ready and is working to let developers integrate Force Touch into App Store apps. Force Touch on the iPhone will be used to clear up some control space across the system, and potentially replace some long press-and-hold button interactions,” noted Gurman’s report. 

iPhone 6s/iPhone 7 users will be able to use Force Touch Maps to drop new pins inside Maps, inside media players for pressure-sensitive scrolling, and inside the Calendar application for adding new events, as well as across iOS 9 for quickly looking up word definitions. 
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Everybody remembers the stories about iPhone 6 Plus units bending. Hell, it even got its own nickname in the form of “bendgate”… However, new reports are now claiming that in order to combat this ever happening again Apple will use super strong metals for its next generation iPhones. 
Catcher Technologies CEO chairman Allen Horng, during a media briefing after the company’s shareholders’ meeting, hinted that newer, stronger materials would be used to create the chassis of Apple’s next iPhones. 
“Horng said that in the first five months of the year,” notes BGR, “Catcher’s sales were up 64.05% from last year, but revenue this quarter will be flat compared to the second quarter. Furthermore, he added that sales in the fourth quarter will pick up significantly due to major orders from big smartphone clients. In other words, Catcher’s revenue and outlook closely mirror Apple’s iPhone sales cycle.”