Rumours. Rumours. Rumours. iPhone 7. iPhone 6s. iPhone 6c. It’s that time of the year where the iPhone rumour mill gathers speed. Everybody wants to know when the next iPhone is coming and what features it could include. There have been many rumours all over the web but nobody knows for sure what is coming. Here’s my roundup of what they are saying…
What will the next iPhone be called? Most likely they will be called the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, rather than the iPhone 7. Apple likes to make incremental improvements to the iPhone the year after a revolutionary change. That’s why it is most likely the next iPhones will incorporate the “s” in the name suggesting minor changes to its design and technology.
The design for the next iPhone will more than likely be the same or very similar to the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. So far there have been no evidence in the grapevine that suggests a change in screen size or shape. We may see a new Rose Gold colour added to the lineup along with the standard Gold, Silver and Space Grey models.
New features could include:
- A9 processor which will make the iPhone faster, more reliable and improve efficiency
- A 12-megapixel camera is rumoured which will keep the same design but shoot higher quality pictures
- Force Touch technology is most likely to feature, which is used on the Apple Watch for additional options
- Improvements to Touch ID is likely with better accuracy and maybe more capabilities
- Unlikely, but there is unconfirmed gossip suggesting a sapphire crystal display could feature
The most likely release date for the next iPhone is mid to late September 2015. Apple has always released its iPhones in September in order to ramp up excitement towards Christmas. Expect iOS 9 to be released a few days before the next iPhone release.
Apple normally doesn’t announce new products on their own. Rumours are gathering pace that a revamped Apple TV set-top box will be unveiled. The current Apple TV design hasn’t been changed for 3 years, so a new streaming set-top box which could incorporate a Force Touch remote is possible. Apple could release an actual TV range in 2016 as it looks to enter the television hardware market. Currently there has been no news on an updated iPad or iPad Mini.
That rounds up the rumours that I have heard. If you’ve heard or seen any new gossip, feel free to let me know in the comments…