More RAM and Full-Screen iPhone Rumors

Posted by Kirhat | Sunday, November 08, 2015 | | 0 comments »

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Aside from the rumor that Apple will release a 4-inch iPhone next year, another one expects it to pack more memory.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a strong record of predicting Apple’s future product plans, has written that he expects the next generation of Apple super-sized iPhones to integrate even more RAM than the smaller version for better performance.

While Kuo expects the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 to have the same 2GB of RAM currently integrated into the iPhone 6s, he thinks the iPhone 7 will have 3GB embedded into the next-generation A10 processor — the chip he expects both phones, despite the difference in RAM, to run. The main differentiating factor for the 5.5-inch "Plus" models has, so far, been improved cameras; both the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6s Plus have boasted optical image stabilization hardware that wasn’t integrated into their smaller, 4.7-inch counterparts.

It’s likely that the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will debut in September 2016, sticking with Apple’s usual (and highly-anticipated) annual release schedule. With the new phones, Apple is also expected to introduce a revamped external design, though Kuo hasn't had any details to share on such a development so far.

However, Neil Hughes of Apple Insider notes that Kuo previously said he expects the iPhone 7 to be Apple’s thinnest iPhone so far, perhaps as thin as 6 millimeters, which is even thinner than the latest iPod Touch and the iPad Air 2.

An interesting report also suggest that Apple could introduce a full-screen iPhone 7. This is less a rumor grounded in significant evidence and more speculation. But designers at a company called DeepMind — not the AI company of the same name that Google acquired last year — shared a concept video to imagine what it could look like if rumors of a bezel-less iPhone prove true. Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Mac that the feature would provide an interesting way for Apple to differentiate the iPhone 7 from previous models.

The video demonstrates how a bezel-less iPhone would enable users to enlarge photos and videos right to the edge of the device, functionally giving the effect of a bigger screen without increasing the footprint of the phone. The idea coincides with ongoing rumors that Apple will eventually do away with the home button.


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