Is it too early to discuss iPhone 7?


bruinsrme

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The wow factor will be spoiled by hypothetical implementation of new features, countless renditions and how dated the hardware is after the next generation Samsung is released.

I think discussing the 7 is premature since we haven't seen a lot exploitation of the current hardware in the S line.

Just my lowly opinion
 

businezguy

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Yes, it's too early. But that never stopped me from being a hypocrite. It's hard to imagine the iPhone 7 having much wow factor. The larger screen of the iPhone 6 was a huge deal along with the extra battery life that came with it. It seems the iPhone 7 could only offer a lot of smaller changes i.e. wireless charging (done well), faster, lighter, much smaller footprint, getting rid of home button while keeping fingerprint tech, improved speakers, improved camera, etc.
 

smoking monkey

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I can assure you of one thing... The CAMERA will be flush.

As for other stuff - some people have said there will be no home button. But that could be a couple of iterations away if it happens at all. As for other things. The non "S" releases never really bring massive new features apart from Retina with the 4. I'd say a new processor, better camera, flush camera and new design plus the stuff Businezguy mentions above.
 

MadManDan

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I hope Apple has something great up their sleeve. I love my 6S. It's a beast! It's gonna be difficult to convince me to upgrade in a year or two years from now. It's just built to last. And I have upgraded ever year since the iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 7 will have the obvious redesign. Hoping it looks more like the iPhone 5/5S. Not a fan of the 6's design.
 

Flow39

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It's never too early! I'm kinda thinking about hopping over to the Nexus 6p right now, so my focus isn't one the iPhone 7, but I'm excited to see what Apple brings next September!
 

Dented

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If the rumors are true and the 7 is even thinner, I don't know how the camera could return to a flush configuration.
Any rumours this far out are pure conjecture, and saying the next Apple anything will be thinner and lighter is generally a pretty safe guess; in this case I think it's wrong, they already reversed the drive to thinness with the 6S getting a smidge chunkier after all. The 7 will be a big cosmetic redesign with a higher res screen and maybe a further jump of some kind in the camera department, but they'll find a way to build that camera in flush. Jonny Ive will have spent the entire last two years thinking about how to do that.
 

EdisEdward

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Do u guys want a higher pixel (ppi) density? I think that's the only thing I like about Samsung phones. This screens look amazing. Not sure how it would affect battery life tho
 
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0000757

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Do u guys want a higher pixel (ppi) density? I think that's the only thing I like about Samsung phones. This screens look amazing. Not sure how it would affect battery life tho
Well, the 6/6s already renders its graphics at 2K, then downscales it to 1080p.

Since the iPhone 7 is reportedly supposed to adopt mLED, then I can see the 4.7in model getting bumped to 1080p while the 5.5 plus gets the native 2K. mLED combined with the efficiency of the A10 processor (the A9 is already super impressive), there's no doubt it would be perfectly fine.
 

Hieveryone

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I think there is a wow factor in the 6s. It's just an overall amazing device. Much better than any iPhone by leaps and bounds. Maybe not in features but overal usage is like ten fold better than previous versions.
 

TheTom9

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I used to have a feeling that they'd bring back the both side glass style, which honestly used to be the best looking iPhone to date (ip4) but then why would they do such hype about the 7000 aluminum in the new 6s... Also the buttons on the 6s feel more premium, means at least one button on the 6s is still noisy but still, Apple did a "good job" addressing this issue after 4 years so they might improve those too, much improved force touch, hopefully better screen for the small version and maybe they'll finally find a way to get rid of the black bezel around the screen?! I really can't think of any major improvements like there was to except 3D Touch or a faster processor in the 6s...
 

eyeseeyou

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I'd appreciate them copying the old htc design and remove the physical home button and add dual speakers to the front. Make the antennae frames thinner and add the black windows at the top and bottom like the iPhone 5s. Also a magsafe type charger would be awesome.
 

Skylitfly

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Nothing excites me about this years iPhone 6S/6S+. I'm bored with my 5S and 6. Will iPhone 7 have a wow factor?
That sounds strange when 6S is literally the best upgrade Apple has ever announced. Biggest improvement over previous generation.

My bet is iPhone 7 will be slightly improved 6S with new shiny design.
 

Blujelly

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Yes, it's too early. But that never stopped me from being a hypocrite. It's hard to imagine the iPhone 7 having much wow factor. The larger screen of the iPhone 6 was a huge deal along with the extra battery life that came with it. It seems the iPhone 7 could only offer a lot of smaller changes i.e. wireless charging (done well), faster, lighter, much smaller footprint, getting rid of home button while keeping fingerprint tech, improved speakers, improved camera, etc.
These were also my thoughts, I generally cant think of any MAJOR updates they can add on. unless they just slightly improve the above.
 

Blujelly

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Apple need to bring out a flagship 4" iPhone 7. Flush camera, smaller bezels, much better battery life, no ugly antenna bands. Proper black.

All else is immaterial.
Without sounding like I'm trying for a fire fight (which I'm not) Can you see the 4" being popular? I only know one person that would like a iPhone that's up-to-date and 4", other then that most other go for 6s or plus
 

Benjamin Frost

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Without sounding like I'm trying for a fire fight (which I'm not) Can you see the 4" being popular? I only know one person that would like a iPhone that's up-to-date and 4", other then that most other go for 6s or plus
70% of iPhone users own a 3.5" or 4" iPhone, so that suggests that a 4" iPhone 7 would be popular.
 

off_piste

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70% of iPhone users own a 3.5" or 4" iPhone, so that suggests that a 4" iPhone 7 would be popular.
I'd wager that's a misleading stat. What are the figures for purchases since October 2014? And of those in the major industrialized nations that truly drive phone iteration design/sales?