Apple is apparently in the process of developing its next flagship device, the iPhone 7. After launching the record breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are still going strong, a new report suggests that the Cupertino based giant is prepping two devices for release in the coming year – the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7.
The launch of the iPhone 6s is rumoured to be alongside the Apple Watch in the first half of 2015, while the flagship iPhone 7 is believed to be launched in the third quarter of the year. In addition, some reports also indicate that Apple is planning to cease production of the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c by the second half of 2015. Although there is no official confirmation from Apple, but grapevine in the tech-world suggest these rumours to be true.
Meanwhile, a few features of the next flagship have apparently been pointing to a DSLR quality camera.
Apple blogger John Gruber made the following statement:
“The specific thing I heard is that next year’s camera might be the biggest camera jump ever. I don’t even know what sense this makes, but I’ve heard that it’s some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery”.
An update to the iPhone camera is certainly long due. The first iPhone ever launched came with a 2MP camera, which was upgraded to 3.2 MP in the iPhone 3GS, while iPhone 4 had a 5MP camera. In 2011 the camera was significantly enhanced to 8 MP in the iPhone 4S and is still continues to remain the same in its latest device.
Other rumours around the internet suggest the next iPhone would have a 14MP main camera along with a 4MP front snapper; powered by a quad-core A8 processor. It may come packed with 256GB or more internal memory, screen protected by sapphire crystal glass and a chassis made of liquid metal. However nothing has been officially confirmed.