By Brychan Humphries
With Apple's introduction of its old school iPhone SE not fulfilling many people's expectations design wise, hopes are high for the tech giant's next flagship phone. The upcoming annual developers' conference has, as usual, sparked rumours, purported leaks and concepts-galore on the web. The last time Apple introduced a new design to its phones was with the release of the highly anticipated (and badly leaked) iPhone 6, meaning customers and fans alike are rooting for a redesign. The general consensus seems to be that the iPhone 7 (or iPhone Pro?) will feature the basic shape of the iPhone 6 whilst incorporating some new features such as the much reported dual camera system, stereo speakers situated on the top and bottom of the device (still no front-facing speakers, it would seem) and cosmetically different, perhaps thicker, radio antenna. As far as dual cameras go, the much desired feature made popular by HTC phones of late would certainly face criticism if featured on an iPhone, but Apple's cameras have often been among the best on the mobile market. It's safe to say that if this sort of camera system is featured on the upcoming smartphone, Apple will make it their own (they'll probably find a way to 'reinvent' the camera itself). Incorporating dual cameras into the iPhone's design without compromising the fluidity of the device would certainly have been a challenge. However, we have no doubt that if the iPhone 7 is going to have two cameras, Sir Jonathan Ive will find a way. A pretty brilliant way, at that.
Here are some of the likely features and info about the phone:
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Images courtesy of Martin Hajek (martinhajek.com)
iPhone Pro concept featuring a dual lens camera and redesigned antenna to make room for the larger protruding camera.
Note the absence of a headphone jack; Apple plans to release wireless headphones to go with new phones.
iPhone 7, separate from Pro model, showing bigger, sunken camera lens as well as redesigned antenna.
Dual speakers to make a return to the next iPhones. Redesigned bottom antenna also featured here.
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