It’s highly likely that we won’t see any official introduction of Apple’s next-generation iPhone for at least another ten months or so. However, as history has shown us time and time again, that doesn’t prevent the rumor mill from going into overdrive way before the actual event. A new set of reports, which focus on the iPhone 7 and its potential physical design and feature-sets, are already starting to speculate about the potential inclusions that Apple could see fit to build into the new iPhone when it lands in 2016.

A recently released analysis of future smartphone devices by TrendForce is suggesting that Apple could continue to shorten the gap between the number of iPhones in circulation and the number of Samsung-manufactured devices. The same report also suggests that Samsung could have a number of problems innovating and building new flagship smartphones that go above and beyond what is already offered to users. TrendForce believes that could play into Apple’s hands, with 2016 being the year when the Cupertino-based company will edge really close to Samsung’s smartphone market-share.


In addition to those predictions, the reports are also discussing potential features of the iPhone 7. Specifically, it’s being suggested that Apple will finally introduce official waterproofing to the device, which will be actually marketed as a feature of the device. It’s also being suggested that the new iPhone 7 Plus – or whatever Apple chooses to call the new device – will ship with yet more RAM included to improve the fluidity of the user-experience:

The next iPhone (currently dubbed “iPhone 7”) will be introduced in the second half of next year. The major selling points of the next iPhone will be the 3GB memory upgrade for the 5.5-inch model and waterproof feature.


So those who opt for the “iPhone 7 Plus”, or the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 as TrendForce calls it, will also benefit from an additional RAM increase to power that large, Retina HD display and the content that it consumes. Interestingly, the same report also once again touches on the existence of a new 4-inch iPhone model that could be introduced during the first quarter of 2016. As time progresses we will surely receive more feature suggestions pertaining to the next-generation iPhone. Until then, it’s at least a start, and a pretty good one at that to learn that Apple could bring official waterproofing to its iPhone.

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