The iPhone 7 is expected to arrive with thinner form factor this year. The rumor mill suggests that Apple will not only remove the 3.5 mm audio jack for launching the iPhone with thinner design but also it will be arriving with a larger battery as it will be powered by an upgraded and compact-sized Apple A10 chipset that is expected to consume less internal space.
Citing ET News (Korean source), Phone Arena has reported that the iPhone 7 will be powered by A10 SoC, built with the new “fan-out” chipset manufacturing process. It involves packing of silicon chips and semiconductor compounds together to allow the iPhone 7 to sport more internal space for housing a larger battery.
Moreover, it will also enable the iPhone 7 to sport a thinner design. Rumors suggest that the Apple A10 chipsets will be entirely manufactured by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company).
The iPhone 7 is expected to be available in two screen sizes of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. However, rumors also indicate that there will be another iPhone model that will carry a dual camera setup that will be capable of snapping DSLR-quality photos. This model is expected to launch with “iPhone 7 Pro” moniker. Speculations there will be a regular model of 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus that will feature a single camera setup.
On March 21, Apple had introduced the 4-inch iPhone SE (Special Edition) smartphone. It is currently available on preorders in various countries of the world.
The small-sized iPhone SE sports a design that is similar to iPhone 5S and comes with specs like Apple A9, 2 GB of RAM, 12-megapixel camera, Touch ID sensor, and NFC that can be found on iPhone 6S and 6S Plus smartphones from 2015. The iPhone SE was recently spotted on AnTuTu with an impressive score of 134,358. Currently it is available with a $100 discount on Walmart.