We are now literally only a matter of weeks away from September 7th, which is the date that we expect Apple to hold a dedicated iPhone 7 media event to introduce the 2016 iPhone to the world. That event may be closing in extremely fast, but there’s still time for additional rumors and speculation to come out of the woodwork.
One of the latest, which has been shared over social media by a Twitter user, cites unnamed Chinese sources to suggest that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus could ship with faster battery charging capabilities. It seems very strange that the potential for faster charging within the two new iPhone models has never actually made it into the public domain until this late stage in the development process.
That alone leads us to be extremely skeptical of this information. The tweet itself is also accompanied by a comparison image that shows an internal logic board of the iPhone 6s alongside one purported to be from the new iPhone 7 series. There’s no real indication as to why the image was included, and nothing that immediately jumps out to suggest the iPhone 7 board would facilitate faster charging.
With that said, Apple’s current iPhone models come supplied with a 1A/5W charger, but are capable of taking in power more quickly if an iPad 2.1A/12W adapter is used as part of the charging process. It’s therefore potentially possible that Apple could see the benefit of allowing users to charge their iPhones faster with the inclusion of a more capable charger, outlined as “at least 5V2A” charging by the tweet, which is information presumably shared by the unnamed Chinese source. Apple’s larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro which was release late last year also features fast charging.
This definitely isn’t a rumor that has already been laid on the table, and at this late stage, as well as the fact that it’s coming from a source with no real proven history of prediction, it’s probably worth absorbing this one with a fair amount of caution and skepticism.
Whatever happens, we really don’t have long to wait until we actually find out the truth. Apple is expected to use the rumored September 7th event to introduce an iPhone that largely looks the same as the iPhone 6s, but that includes internal component upgrades to enhance the experience when used alongside iOS 10.
(Source: @the_malignant [Twitter])
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