Apple next-generation iPhone models commonly referred to as iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are just three days away from their official unveiling and the renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, of the KGI securities, has already started talking about the ‘iPhone 7’ which will be released in the year 2016. In his new report, the analyst claims that the ‘iPhone 7’ will reach the thinness level of iPod Touch with a body measuring in between 6 to 6.5mm. It is worth mentioning that the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus thickness is measured at 6.9 and 7.1mm respectively.
Kuo also suggests in his new report that the next year’s iPhone will also feature the same Force Touch display technology as the yet-to-be-unveiled iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus. Apple’s supply chain partners have invested heavily in the pressure sensitive display technology, he adds.
The report contradicts a recent rumor which claimed that Apple will be moving back to the glass display technology from its current in-cell panels. While the in-cell display panels have maximum resolution cap, but Kuo does not believe that Apple will be moving towards 4K display for its iPhone devices anytime soon.
In-cell display technology has its own advantages over the glass screens. An in-cell display panels integrates the touch screen sensors into the LCD, hence resulting in maximum thinness achieved. This may really help Apple in achieving the reported 6-6.5mm thickness fro its iPhone 7 model.
While it seems a bit odd to talk about a device whose predecessor is yet to be announced, but Apple plans its products timeline in such a way that the company works on multiple generations of a device simultaneously.
Obviously, for consumers, they all the currently focused on Apple’s 2015 lineup of iPhone models which, the company, is going to unveil on September 9. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus are going to be the stars of the big stage. Bothe devices are expected to look exactly like the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but will come with powerful internal hardware. An all new Apple TV 4 is also expected to join the stage along with much rumored iPad Pro and an iPad mini 4.
We’ll be covering the event in greater details, so stay tuned.