Speculations about the iPhone 7 have been pouring in for months now from all sorts of sources whose word couldn’t be relied upon. A new Bloomberg report is now confirming a number of those previous rumors while shedding some light on others.
According to a person who has actually used a prototype version of the iPhone 7 Plus, the larger iteration of the upcoming handset will sport a dual-camera setup which is set to produce brighter snaps with more detail. Each sensor captures color differently. Both click an image simultaneously and merge the two into one single picture.
This sounds a lot like the twin-lens setup adorning the back of the Huawei P9, where one captures the photo in color and the other in black and white before combining the two together. The source also alleges that the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-camera system sharpens photos taken in low-light environments and allows for greater clarity while zooming.
The next big reveal concerns the removal of the current home button. To recall, rumors about a pressure-sensitive 3D Touch home button had started emerging in earnest about a month ago. As per insider sources, Apple’s revamped unit utilizes haptic feedback in place of an actual physical click.
The method is apparently similar to how the trackpads in the latest MacBook laptops work. The new report goes on to confirm that the iPhone 7 is ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, forcing people to connect their headphones via the Lightning port or Bluetooth. Interestingly, this departure will supposedly make way for a second speaker.
The iPhone 7 is further going to feature the same overall design as the iPhone 6S with a few tweaks here and there such as the placement of the antenna lines. Apple is apparently counting on the new smartphones to prop up sales ahead of its expected iPhone overhaul in 2017.