Apple iPhone 7 Rumors: Space Black variant, Haptic Feedback Home Button & More
Apple is expected to showcase its next generation iPhone next month. As we’re getting closer to the launch date, more iPhone 7 rumors are making rounds. The recent leaks shed light on some notable features of the device including a new color option, heptic feedback home button and some additional details on the dual cameras.
Space Black iPhone 7
New photos have leaked out which suggest that Apple might be planning a new Space Black iPhone 7 variant. The photos seem to compliment previous leaks, revealing the black chassis, SIM tray and mute button pictured markedly darker than iPhone 6s’ Space Grey color.
At this point, it is not clear if the Space Black iPhone 7 would arrive in addition to the Space Grey color option, or if would replace the latter in the lineup. Since previous iPhone 7 rumors hint at a design that is similar to the existing iPhone 6S models, a new color option might play a vital role in driving sales of the new flagship device.
Pressure-sensitive Home Button
According to Bloomberg’s reliable Mark Gurman, the next iPhone will come with a pressure-sensitive home button. Gurman notes that the iPhone 7 will sport a button that “provides feedback to the user via a vibrating haptic sensation” instead of a physical “switch” that is activated with a button press.
The heptic feedback home button could help Apple in making the new phone thinner than the previous gen products, as well as make the device more reliable. The report also confirms that the Cupertino will remove the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 that would make way for a second speaker, improving the phone’s sound quality and volume.
Bloomberg also revealed some additional details on the dual cameras that is rumored to feature exclusively on the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. “Both sensors, which each capture color differently, simultaneously take a picture, and the device produces a single, merged photograph,” Gurman notes.
In other words, the the dual-camera setup will improve brightness and details in photos, marking a significant upgrade in low-light photography. The dual sensors will also provide better zoom option on the larger iPhone 7.
That is all we have regarding the iPhone 7 rumors for now. We’ll update you with more details as they come out.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7, alongside two new 2016 Apple Watch models, during an event that takes place early September.
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