As we discussed here, iPhone 7 updates have started to pour in. The buzz regarding iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has yet to die and we already have our hands full with the next year launch by OEM. What will be the new iPhone called? Will Apple dub it as iPhone 6S and iPhone 6C as it has done with previous devices or will the company skip this nomenclature for iPhone 7?
The name of next iPhone:
If we go by its traditional naming technique, the new 2015 iPhone has to be iPhone 7S and iPhone 7C. The better and improved, iPhone 7 and the cheaper one, iPhone C. The rumors also define the new flagship as a stepping stone to the next flagship rather than as a breakthrough product. The predictions originate from Taiwan and indicate that users won’t be getting anything new in terms of features, specs and built but the mirrored images of 5.5 inch and 4.7 inch iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 respectively. The new flagship, iPhone 7 (iPhone 6S or iPhone 6C) will be powered by iOS 9 though.
Meanwhile, the rumors of Cupertino Company’s jumping the queue are also floating in the air. As much-rumored iWatch was actually christened as Apple Watch, we have every reason to believe that the OEM will ditch the ‘C’ and ‘S’ naming conventions to opt for a more favourable one that is iPhone 7. This will also help the California based company to streamline its product line.
The rumors from Focus Taiwan are stating that Apple plans to shift its production unit to Pegatron. Until now, Foxconn used to handle the bulk manufacturing for the OEM. If it happens, this will be the first time that some other company, other than Foxconn will handle the assembly, which includes 50% work of the 4.7 inch device. Not just this, 5.5 inch model is also expected to fall into the lap of Pegatron.
No reason of this particular alliance was stated by the publication. Whether it is a marriage of convenience or poor performance by the earlier third-party contractor led to this decision, the real reason is in under wraps. But it is clear that tech giant was in talks with Pegatron since 2012 when the latter was selected to do some part work for assembly of parts. Anyways, Pegatron has every reason to rejoice as it has 50% of the assembly work that can be estimated as 30% of the total units expected to be released at some point of the lifecycle by next year.
iPhone 7 Release
Keeping in line with its lifecycle, Apple’s new baby might arrive by September, 2015. As iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 were released on September 9, 2014, we can expect the new flagship, iPhone 7 to be unveiled by this time too. There is also a solid theory for this statement as you can sense a pattern with the product lifecycle of the company. Its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were released on September 10, 2013 whereas iPhone 5 was launched on September 12, 2012.
The Three models of iPhone 7
As of now, iPhone is available in the three sizes, 4, 4.-7 and 5.5 inch. In this era where the fine line between tablet and smartphones is blurring to breed phablet, people have forgotten the minute 4 inch screen. The 5.5 inch is a “me-too”in thecrowd of big smartphones. However, there are still many takers of 4.7 inch screen and no wonder that Cupertino Company may want to take this into account by updating its smaller screen product line.
So, on the basis of screen size, the OEM might introduce the three models of iPhone 7. Users can witness the iPhone Mini, which would be a size update to iPhone 5S in the form of 4 inch screen. Along with this, iPhone 7 with the screen size of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches are also expected to see the light of day. These three size models will help Apple to gain momentum and establish step in the lesser-known markets.
Rumors, rumors and more rumors! Part true. Part fiction. Well, dear readers, which way the wind blows, only time will tell. Till then, let us revel and guess how iPhone 7 will turn out to be.