Apple iPhone 7: Likely to Use Solar Technology, Reports Regarding iPhone 6C Surface, And More

In one of the wildest iPhone 7 reports so far, it was recently announced by Express out of UK that the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 will never need to be recharged. The secret to this technology is the use of sub-touchscreen solar power technology and Apple has reportedly received a patent for it.

However, in the end of this report, rising expectations were a little dampened since it was mentioned that the technology is not really new and Lightning Cable might not go out of order just yet. MNR Daily further continued with this report and indicated that the use of solar technology could address the battery life shortcomings in the Apple Watch and iPhone.

In the meantime, Slashgear pointed to a report regarding front panels that are being made for the upcoming iPhone 6S. This indicates that Apple is definitely getting ready to launch new iPhones this fall.

However, these panels are of the same size as that of iPhone 6, so this report doesn’t really prove anything solid. Slashgear further reported that the iPhone 6S/7 could look more similar to the iPhone 4 rather than the iPhone 6.

In the meantime, the latest iPhone concept revolves around the fact that Ivo Maric and Tomislay Rastovoc, who recently released their sleek iPhone 7 concept-designs on the Internet this week through YouTube. The device reveals a metal frame, 16MP camera, smooth sapphire glass. It further includes features like syncing through a new Apple Dock along with wireless charging capabilities.

Designer Antonio De Rosa released a concept design for the upcoming iPhone 7 and it incorporates some Apple Watch features. However, we will have to wait till September to figure out the original design.

New iPhone launches are usually scheduled for September every year and hopefully, Apple will continue the same trend this year. The incremental updates for a device are released every other year with the ‘c’ and‘s’ moniker.

Earlier, we got the new iPhone 5 in September 2012 and this was followed by the iPhone 5C and 5S in September 2013. Reports suggest that the upcoming iPhone will be launched during a keynote presentation by CEO Tim Cook along with further speeches from Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller and Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.

They helped in showcasing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year. iOS 9 was announced in Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June this year and the upcoming iPhone will be using this version.

Rumors about updates suggest that Siri will become more proactive in identifying and recognizing your behavior. It will also feature a longer battery life along with marked improvements to existing applications like Notes and Maps.

Looking at the latest News app will be similar to reading a high-quality magazine. In relation to display sizes, there are many conflicting reports. One report suggests that the upcoming iPhones, named iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will feature 4.7inch and 5.5inch displays respectively.

In the meantime, additional reports suggest that a third iPhone named ‘iPhone 6C’ will be revealed. This device will be similar in design and looking like an upgraded version of the iPhone 5C.

Talking about sales, a recent report by Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple has asked its suppliers to produce around 85million to 90million models, compared to 70-80million units of last year. This means that Apple strongly believes that their upcoming new generation iPhones will easily outsell their competitors.

According to blogger John Gruber, the camera in the upcoming iPhone will offer DSLR-equivalent quality. According to him, “weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery.”