The report from KGI Securities said the iPhone 7 would have a waterproof rating of IPX7, on par with the Apple Watch.
This rating would mean the phone would withstand immersion in water up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes.
The entire design specification is par level than any other product
According to Apple’s traditional cadence, iPhone models always debut in the fall. That changed on March 21, 2016, with the introduction of the, a new model that combines the look of the with the soul of the .
That noted, the iPhone SE is a relatively minor, mid-cycle update that brings little to the table in terms of design, features, or specs. Given this, there remains a pervasive expectation that we’ll see the next major iPhone update, right on schedule, in the fall of 2016.
Could Apple flip the script and bring out a new iPhone at its, which it recently confirmed is scheduled to begin on June 13, 2016? Highly unlikely.
For the past several years, Apple’s iPhone updates have followed a predictable cycle: major design changes in even-numbered years, followed by “under the hood” tech upgrades that keep the same basic physical chassis in odd-numbered “S phone” years. For 2016, then, a total redesign is a near certainty — possibly with some dramatic innovations.
However, the iPhone 7 may buck this trend. According to Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, supply chain murmurs indicate that the iPhone 7 won’t have “any must-have form factor changes,” suggesting that we’ll see only a few modest refinements and perhaps some newer internal components. In this vein,has suggested that the iPhone 7 will have a design that’s “very similar” to that of the and 6S, though without the antenna bands that run across the current generation. And we still expect the company to release two versions of the phone — ostensibly, a standard-sized, 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
That noted, Apple may introduce a third variant. According to tech blog site Mobipicker, the company has already. The portfolio would include an iPhone 7, an iPhone 7 Plus — and an iPhone 7 Pro or Plus Premium. Apple device makers Foxconn and Pegatron have reportedly bumped up staff to handle all three versions, reported Mobipicker. We shall see.
In fact, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securitiesthat Apple may revamp its lineup of iPhones next year to include a new curved display. The new iPhone screen will be based on active matrix organic light-emitting diode, or AMOLED, which offer several advantages over the LCD (liquid crystal display) screens currently used in iPhones. OLED displays are thinner, lighter and more flexible than LCDs. They’re also more power efficient, giving you more bang out of a single battery charge. Earlier reports predicted that Apple would switch to OLED displays . Either way, this will likely debut on whatever model succeeds the iPhone 7.