What's the most realistic specs prediction for the iPhone 7 ?

DBZmusicboy01

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My prediction...
• Water+Dust Proof
• 2K OLED Display
• 32GB base storage
• Quad core CPU @ 2.0 GHZ
• 16MP Dual Camera with 6th element lense and bigger sensor
• Stereo speakers/microphone
• Ultra thin design with glass back
• Liquid metal frame/body
... I guess that's it and will truly be the biggest jump ever for the iPhone. I don't think there's anything more that they can add until the 7S.
 

Rayy42

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My prediction...
• Water+Dust Proof
• 2K OLED Display
• 32GB base storage
• Quad core CPU @ 2.0 GHZ
• 16MP Dual Camera with 6th element lense and bigger sensor
• Stereo speakers/microphone
• Ultra thin design with glass back
• Liquid metal frame/body
... I guess that's it and will truly be the biggest jump ever for the iPhone. I don't think there's anything more that they can add until the 7S.
Hmmm like your prediction but I would probably say water/dust resistant as opposed to proof kinda like the S5 and the 2nd generation Moto X.
 

redman042

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I predict it will have a Ludicrous Speed mode. Since the current S models already run in Insane.
 

DynamicSausage

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I don't think 2K screen is realistic to be completely honest. 1080p on the 6 Plus is already 401ppi and it looks amazing. Generally, Apple aren't about joining in on resolution/megapixel/RAM wars that boost the numbers to look go to the uneducated, for them it's the quality that counts.

For this reason I can also see the camera being improved but remaining 12MP. Perhaps with 16MP coming on the model after.
 

Pelea

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Too optimistic for some things u wrote:

-12mpx max

-1080p resolution, maybe more for the +

- no liquid metal

- water resistance not "proof"

- dual core

- I'd say a 10-20% increase in cpu/gpu max
 

TheKevinFang

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My prediction...
• Water+Dust Proof
• 2K OLED Display
• 32GB base storage
• Quad core CPU @ 2.0 GHZ
• 16MP Dual Camera with 6th element lense and bigger sensor
• Stereo speakers/microphone
• Ultra thin design with glass back
• Liquid metal frame/body
... I guess that's it and will truly be the biggest jump ever for the iPhone. I don't think there's anything more that they can add until the 7S.
Aaand... Another battery reduction?
 
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tann

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Quad core, 16MP and water "proof" won't happen I think.

They'll keep the 12MP for a while improving it.

They will make it water resistant I think (maybe to 5m or something).
 

haruhiko

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My prediction...
• Water+Dust Proof Unlikely
• 2K OLED Display Nope
• 32GB base storage Maybe
• Quad core CPU @ 2.0 GHZ Can't see they're going quad core on a non-S year.
• 16MP Dual Camera with 6th element lense and bigger sensor Nope. Not going to increase the Megapixel again in one year
• Stereo speakers/microphone Unlikely
• Ultra thin design with glass back Maybe
• Liquid metal frame/body Unlikely
... I guess that's it and will truly be the biggest jump ever for the iPhone. I don't think there's anything more that they can add until the 7S.
 

bpeeps

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Camera megapixels show a precedent of upgrades on the S version. I agree with what everyone else has said.
 

lagwagon

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- Same 12mp camera but 30fps Live Photos (up from the 15fps in the 6s/6s+) and maaaaaybe 60fps (up from 30) for 4K.

- Same gen 2 Touch ID

- Same 3D Touch

- Screen upgrade to 1080p (up from 1334x750) on the 4.7 (still LCD because 3D Touch requires the backlight to measure the microscopic distance changes when the screen is pressed in)

- A10 dual core @ 2.0ghz

- Same 2GB RAM

- The obvious redesign
 

yegon

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- water resistance not "proof"
Yes. Much misuse of the word -proof across the board. My Tudor Pelagos watch is rated to 500m, is exponentially more resistant to water than a phone could realistically be, yet even it is by no means "waterproof".


... I guess that's it and will truly be the biggest jump ever for the iPhone.
This is said virtually every year and seems dependent on whichever cycle the user is on. In reality, every year is incremental (not a criticism) and the value of the upgrades depends entirely on what said user wants from the device.

For example, for a long time I considered the non-S years the better iPhones yet I've since come around completely to the S cycle since the 5S. Performance increases and a slightly revised/improved model are of greater value to me than radical design changes I've discovered. Preferring the non-S cycle is not "wrong" though, and I won't claim to rule out buying a 7,ha!
 

ep1cn00bt00b

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-New design (maybe remove the camera bump?) with smaller bezels all around
-1080p display brought to the 4.7", 5.5" gets bumped to 1440p
-Removal of the home button for a Force Touch haptic feedback bottom bezel, integrating touch ID into the bottom bezel.
-Same 2gb RAM, same 12mp camera sensor, improved optics, mildly improved CPU/GPU performance as usual
-32/64/128 storage vs 16/64/128gb
 

Newtons Apple

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My prediction...
• Water+Dust Proof
• 2K OLED Display
• 32GB base storage
• Quad core CPU @ 2.0 GHZ
• 16MP Dual Camera with 6th element lense and bigger sensor
• Stereo speakers/microphone
• Ultra thin design with glass back
• Liquid metal frame/body
... I guess that's it and will truly be the biggest jump ever for the iPhone. I don't think there's anything more that they can add until the 7S.
I think your list is more of a fantasy wish list. It would be a jump for sure but few if any one the items in your list will be incorporated. The 7 will be incrementally ahead of the 6S, like usual.
 
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hamiltonDSi

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- Same 12mp camera but 30fps Live Photos (up from the 15fps in the 6s/6s+) and maaaaaybe 60fps (up from 30) for 4K.

- Same gen 2 Touch ID

- Same 3D Touch

- Screen upgrade to 1080p (up from 1334x750) on the 4.7 (still LCD because 3D Touch requires the backlight to measure the microscopic distance changes when the screen is pressed in)

- A10 dual core @ 2.0ghz

- Same 2GB RAM

- The obvious redesign
I agree with your list except this : *(still LCD because 3D Touch requires the backlight to measure the microscopic distance changes when the screen is pressed in)*

The Apple Watch has ForceTouch with an OLED Display and the rMBP has ForceTouch with no display (trackpad). :)

iPhones will switch to OLED.
Maybe not next year, but it's coming.
 
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lagwagon

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I agree with your list except this : *(still LCD because 3D Touch requires the backlight to measure the microscopic distance changes when the screen is pressed in)*

The Apple Watch has ForceTouch with an OLED Display and the rMBP has ForceTouch with no display (trackpad). :)

iPhones will switch to OLED.
Maybe not next year, but it's coming.
3D Touch is massively different tech (hence the name change) and in its own league (far far far superior) than Force Touch in the watch.

3D Touch uses the backlight and the 96 sensors on the back of the display (between the display and backlight) to measure the microscopic changes in distance (your press.) It was in the video Apple showed at the event.

It took 4-5 years for Apple to develope. They aren't abandoning it and LCD just after one model (6s/6s+)
 

hutrebug

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OLED is not going to happen, sorry boys.

Apple has never been a spec whore e.g. clockspeed, megapixels, RAM... so if those are the things you fancy go pick up and Android phone and leave us alone.
 

hamiltonDSi

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3D Touch is massively different tech (hence the name change) and in its own league (far far far superior) than Force Touch in the watch.

3D Touch uses the backlight and the 96 sensors on the back of the display (between the display and backlight) to measure the microscopic changes in distance (your press.) It was in the video Apple showed at the event.

It took 4-5 years for Apple to develope. They aren't abandoning it and LCD just after one model (6s/6s+)
Thank you for this information.
I thought they change the name to 3D Touch to sound better to consumers. ForceTouch sounds like a feature for power users.
But the switch to OLDE will happen.
Maybe sooner, maybe later.
Perhaps the safest bet is with an S model and a second gen 3D Touch Panel.


OLED is not going to happen, sorry boys.
Yeah.
And Apple will never make a 7" tablet, larger phone and a stylus.

This is the Apple post-Jobs.
Cook is more of a "numbers guy" and he boosts the numbers up.
But how ? Oh, with a 7" tablet, a huge smartphone and a stylus.
 
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AndrewR23

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Issues that will be fixed with the 7S lol.

4-antenna
5-chips
6-bending
7-? We will know in a year
 

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I realistically predict that people will bitch and moan unless the iPhone7 can balance the National(American) Budget, stop gun violence, end world hunger, and bring every American school up to 80% academic proficiency, and have a 15mp camera...
 
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TroyBoy30

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im glad you cant see the difference but i certainly can. the screen on my nexus 6 is tons better than my 6s plus. the camera while ok is no where near the top of the list like it used to be

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Broadus

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im glad you cant see the difference but i certainly can. the screen on my nexus 6 is tons better than my 6s plus. the camera while ok is no where near the top of the list like it used to be
Interesting list. Here's a question--What is given up to gain the better resolution? Does a phone have to give up battery life to gain increased resolution? Does it give up some speed?
 
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