It’s almost time for a new iPhone to hit the market and the rumour mill has never been busier.
Amanda kept us up to date back in March on the updates to expect for this September’s launch, and while a few new rumours have been doing the rounds, including an all-glass exterior and the removal of the headphone jack, it's the software that has got tongues wagging lately.
Just this past June, iOS 10 was announced at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
Here are just some of the great new features, as well as a couple of other rumours that’ll take your iPhone experience to the next level:
- Camera processing upgrade for DSLR quality images
- More room for those photos with doubled storage space
- Express yourself with rich messaging
- Quicker notifications and sleep access on an improved lock screen
LinX imaging was purchased by Apple last year and it’s rumoured they’ll be utilising its camera technology in the new handset. LinX developed smaller sensors that deliver DSLR-quality images, whilst also enhancing imagery in darker environments (for perfect cocktail shots at your fav bar) by keeping exposure times short to avoid motion blur.
Another rumour is we’ll enjoy 21 Megapixels this year, a huge jump from the previous 8 Megapixel in the iPhone 6. Get ready for the mega likes and shares of your dreams!
iPhone 7 will have as much storage as the iPad Pro
There hasn’t been a storage upgrade since the iPhone 5 in 2012 and our storage needs have changed significantly since then. Plus, how annoying is it when your phone gets full and you have to choose photos and apps to delete – having to decide whether to part with classic apps like Fruit Ninja is an intense decision but fingers crossed this will soon be a thing of the past.
The rumoured iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro will start at 32GB with the largest capacity topping out at 256GB, the same amount as the iPad Pro. How about getting those tax returns in early to make sure you can afford that extra storage?!
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Messaging has had a huge makeover for iOS 10 and the rumoured iPhone 7. The app now has a multitude of rich content options to enhance interactions, all accessed from a new App Drawer functionality within messaging.
- More emojis, including predictive emojis
- In-app camera
- Handwriting feature
- Entire screen animations
- Write in two languages in the same message with multilingual typing
- Even more predictive typing with QuickType
You'll also be able to integrate with third party programs like Square Cash, to repay your mates (for all those cocktails) while you're still in the app. This is a space to keep your eye on…developers will be keen to tap into this and create some exciting apps to use within iMessage!
On the topic of quick response
Late night texting and browsing in bed are counted as a hobby, right?
With Raise to Wake and new notification capabilities, reading and responding become so much quicker. View photos and videos, scroll through the conversation and type back right from the notification itself. Simply use the new Raise to Wake feature and the screen will light up when you lift it to reveal your notifications. *Sleepy eye squint*.
Now the fanciest phone ever is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with the old one...
How about, using it:
- In the car as a dedicated GPS (neatly connected with a SIM from amaysim of course).
- At home as your music player using your home WiFi.
- Or give it to one of your little siblings (hand me downs were never so good when I was a kid).
Whatever you do, when your hands get sweaty from all the excitement on big reveal day, don't be like this guy.
Will you be investing in the rumoured iPhone 7 when it launches? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you!
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