iPhone 7 will feature waterproofing and new display, analyst predicts

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With just one more day to go until Apple launches the iPhone 7, these are the final hours of speculation, leaking and rumours. We’re nearly there, everyone.

In that spirit, details of the flagship handset have surfaced from notable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who indicates that the upgrade will include waterproof capabilities and a fresh True Tone colour display.

Kuo expects the iPhone 7 to have a waterproof rating of IPX7, the same as the Apple Watch – meaning you still can’t really swim with your phone but it should survive a drop in the occasional puddle.

The new device is also expected to be powered by an Apple A10 SoC running as fast as 2.4GHz.

Recent reports indicating that the phone will be available in two new colour schemes, a matte ‘Dark Black’ and glossier ‘Piano Black’, were also corroborated.


Screen sizes, meanwhile, are expected to remain unchanged at 4.7-inch for the standard model and 5.5-inch for the Plus variant. The display’s alleged new True Tone display is a similar move to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro earlier this year, which allows it to render wider colour imagery.

According to Kuo, the 5.5-inch model will offer the widely speculated dual-camera system, with 12-megapixel sensors that will enable optical zoom and light field camera applications. The same device is expected to get a power boost with 3GB of RAM.

In terms of storage, Apple is expected to dump its 16GB and 64GB options for new 32GB, 128GB and 256GB tiers.

While the report carries some weight due to Kuo’s history (he correctly reported the iPhone SE launch last year), we still won’t know the full details of the Cupertino company’s next phone until Tim Cook stands on stage tomorrow.

One thing that’s very likely to get a mention, though, is the explosions and recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7.

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