What do you think the iPhone 7 will be like?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhone7ate9, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    What do you predict/want for features 2 years from now?

    I predict and hope for:

    Revolutionary camera with more megapixels and no noise reduction smearing.

    at least an 8 megapixel selfie/front facing camera

    4k video recording

    480 fps slow motion

    4gb of ram

    better battery life

    same form factor

    base model = 32gb then 128gb
  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    I predict an iPhone 8 speculation thread when it launches.
  3. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    Well, first a 6S with more RAM. Then, in 2 years from now, the 7. My guess is that Apple might move away from aluminum framework to something that rebounds after deformation. Like carbon fiber, polycarbonate, etc. Or a different metal.
  4. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I predict that Apple will go to polycarbonate for all phones and everyone will be just as upset as they were with the iPhone 5c

    Also they go to a 4.3" and 4.5" screens to avoiding bending.
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Did you mean the 6s? The iPhone 7 will have a different form factor/design.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  7. tekkt0r macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I don't think Apple will move from aluminum alloys. At least, not while Jony Ive is still around. I predict a somewhat radical change in the iPhone 7; thinner bezel and something to make the phone more comfortable in the hand. The G3, for example, is very nice to hold for a 5.5 inch phone.
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Not a good idea to bet on this as the 3GS gained more RAM over the 3G.
  9. xmichaelp macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2012

    2.2 GHz Dual Core.

    2 GB ram.

    16 GB storage

    Out-dated screen resolution.

    Out-dated bezel size.

    It will be boring.
  10. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    It's getting to where how much more can you really do. I don't get as excited as I used too at iPhone launches.
  11. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Answers in bold...
  12. Bahroo macrumors 68000

    Jul 21, 2012
    I think Apple goes quad-core in the new iPhone 7's. iPhone 6S sticks to dual core still but have 2GB of RAM

    Battery life is gonna be even better in the 6S, and the 7 even better battery life. The move to 16nm FinFET and then 14nm manufacturing node will give big power efficiency gains
  13. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
  14. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
    1.8 GHz dual-core A10 chip 64-bit

    M10 co-processor for improved tracking

    2GB RAM

    10 Megapixel camera f/2.0

    1440p recording at 60 fps

    360 fps slow-mo

    2 megapixel iSight front camera that does 1080p

    Stereo speakers


    Day and a half battery life with moderate use

    Inductive charging similar to the Apple Watch charger



    The top and bottom bezels will be smaller. They might even remove the home button and let you press down on the bottom of the screen using the same technology in the Apple Watch.

    32GB, 64GB, 128GB

    4", 4.7", 5.5"

    iPhone 7 Mini, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

    I have no idea what the exterior case will look like but I would wager it's not going to be anything too dramatic from what we have now.

    I have no idea what iOS will look like by then but I will bet Apple Pay will be expanded in iOS 9 to let you pay other people with your phone. So you could pay friends money or whatever. Software is really the only thing left that can make leaps from year to year. The hardware is pretty incremental now.
  15. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I think Apple has big plans for this phone and likely have been prepping it for a while.

    I think that 2016 will be a huge year for Apple with redesigns as a whole. The long-rumored MacBook redesign might happen next year, and I think that the 7 will also see a pretty slick redesign after the 6s releases. I can see the 7 having no physical home button and a much smaller frame as they will have smaller bezels. It'll obviously have a better camera, NFC, all of those things the 6 has now.

    I also feel that iOS 10 will be huge and starkly different as well. Probably will more past the icon grids with the rows.

    A lot of this is just guessing, but it seems like natural evolution for Apple. They do usually fall behind on what a lot of smartphone features and popular trends are, but they get it right two or so years later.
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I feel quite safe.
  17. Nalmond92 macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2013
  18. pullfocus macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2009
    LA, CA
  19. Epiphron macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2010
    Then what about 5->5s
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    The point is while 4 --> 4s and 5 --> 5s didn't get RAM upgrades, it isn't set in stone that a "S" type update will not get more RAM, as this did happen in 3G --> 3GS.
  21. michikade macrumors regular


    Sep 17, 2014
    Somewhere in Texas
  22. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2014
    1080p yah true forgot it's only 720 right now. You wouldn't need a protruding front camera just use the one from the back of the 5s
  23. climber2020 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2014
    More megapixels are useless in a device like this unless the lens is improved.

    I highly doubt the tiny plastic lens can resolve much more than 8mp of detail, even in ideal lighting conditions. It's like a Holga camera. The limitation is not the film/sensor; it's the substandard lens.

    They also cannot make the sensor larger unless they A) make the phone physically thicker, which they don't seem to want to do; B) tack on an even wider angle lens, making it borderline useless for most real world situations outside of landscape shots; or 3) come up with a completely new lens design that crams all the lens elements in a small space while maintaining a useful focal length.
  24. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    Lol we would be very lucky to get 2.5gb of ram in the iPhone 7... Seriously. The 6s will almost defiantly have 2gb and the 7 I'm almost sure will have 2 again...
  25. Draqon2k2 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2014

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