Although we’re still just a few months removed from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ arrival and are anticipating an iPhone 6S release later this year, forward-thinking designer Yasser Farahi already has his sights set on 2016’s iPhone 7.
The Netherlands-based Farahi has unveiled a new concept design (via Cult of Mac) that is arguably the best we’ve seen so far — for any upcoming iPhone release.
The device’s good looks can be credited to both user-friendly changes, such as repositioned volume buttons away from the power button, and a keen eye for design: particularly with the removal of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ antenna stripes. The render’s lack of bold color options would turn some off, but there’s also something to like about letting the device’s true design take center stage instead.
Aside from its visual appeal, there are also some solid ideas for improving on the iPhone’s functionality, including a lens that only protrudes when the camera app is opened, stereo audio in landscape mode and wireless charging via the device’s back. The iPhone 7 would also adapt to the way its owner interacted with it.
Sounds good to us.
Check it out for yourself in the video below:
iPhone 7 – Apple Concept Introduction by OVALPICTURE
Several new details on the 2015 iPhone’s specs, meanwhile — along with Apple’s new mobile OS update — have surfaced via Taiwanese website TechNews.
According to the publication, the iPhone 6S will be packed with some noticeable changes, including a memory boost in the form of 2GB of LPDDR4-based RAM. The upgrade (the iPhone 6 offers 1GB of RAM) would ensure better overall performance for users, especially for multitasking and app launch speeds, Mashable notes.
This will lend a hand to iOS 9, the Cupertino-based tech giant’s next major iOS update, which the report tips for significant changes – more so than the transition from iOS 7 to iOS 8.
Other rumored iPhone 6S specs tipped by TechNews include an improved camera and a Force Touch feature that will initially debut in the Apple Watch and switch functionality based on how long the user presses their finger down on the device.
While these are all rumors for now, Apple has typically launched its more feature-rich iOS releases alongside its incremental iPhone “S” handsets, which pack some new specs upgrades (most notably with their cameras), but aren’t usually as enticing as their “S-less” predecessor.