It has not been very long since Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been out. However, the rumour mill has already started churning ‘details’ about Apple’s next iPhone(s). Thanks to sources from Taiwan, ‘potential’ features of next-generation iPhone have surfaced.
We take a look at six likely features of the next-generation iPhone.
Two lens camera
It is being reported that Apple will use a two-lens system in the camera module of the next-generation iPhone. The dual lens setup will allow the iPhone to capture more light, resulting in better photos. Apple will also add optical zoom capability to the phone’s camera, resulting in better photos compared to cameras with digital zoom, as per rumours.
Apple will reportedly use its Force Touch technology in the upcoming iPhones. This technology, already being used in Apple Watch, will allow the touchscreen to distinguish between light taps and long presses, enabling users to interact with their iPhones in several new ways. Moreover, the touch sensors said to be used in the new iPhones will be able to determine the users’ blood pressure and pulse more accurately.
Same screen sizes
The anonymous supply chain sources cited in the report also mention that iPhone will stick to the current crop of screen sizes, 4.7- and 5.5-inch. There is no mention of the rumoured 4-inch iPhone 6S model yet.
32GB storage will be the minimum
Apple is also said to be upgrading the minimum storage option in next-generation iPhone to 32GB, from the current 16GB. With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple had eliminated the 32GB storage option allowing users to choose between 16GB, 64GB and 128GB options.
The next-generation iPhone will also reportedly get a memory upgrade. According to sources from Taiwan, Apple may finally endow the next generation iPhone with 2GB RAM. While the close integration between the software and hardware ensures a smooth user experience, the bump in RAM will facilitate better multitasking.
New A9 processor
The next-generation iPhone will be powered by Apple’s new A9 processor. Just like the A8 processor, Apple’s new A9 processor will be based on 64-bit architecture. There are conflicting reports on which company will make the processor.
Some reports suggest that Apple will go to Samsung for getting the chip made as its foundries support 14nm FinFET chips, that offer improved performance and use less power. However, some other reports claim that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will produce most of the A9 application processors.