A11 Chip Upgrade + More RAM
The iPhone 7 uses an A10 chip with a reported 2 GB of
RAM. It’s no surprise then that Apple plans to upgrade to an
A11 chip with the next iPhone. The premium or Plus models
of the next generation of iPhones are also expected to get a
New Color Options
The iPhone 7’s shiny Jet Black model has been popular. So
why not make a shiny white iPhone? I can't say for sure how
much validity this rumor has. I love my Jet Black iPhone 7
Plus. Despite its tendency to collect fingerprints, it just feels
super classy. I'm sure the white iPhone would be the same.
Augmented Reality Ready
The upcoming iPhone could include augmented reality (AR)
functionality and be able to recognize objects and faces via
the camera and overlay relevant information and objects on
the screen. Whether or not this technology makes it into the
iPhone 8 or not, Steven Milunovich, analyst at Swiss financial firm UBS, predicts that AR is a big part of Apple’s future.
With AR, you could, for example, manipulate objects you see
through your camera frame in real time. By pairing augmented
reality with a 3D front-facing camera, the possibilities are end-
less! Furthermore, Apple would make the iOS SDK (Software
Development Kit) available to developers. Developers could
use augmented reality in navigation apps, with your camera
showing arrows in the direction you should walk. Augmented
Reality is clearly something people are interested in (hello,
Pokémon Go). If Apple adds it to the next iPhone, we’ll see a
lot more uses for augmented reality sooner rather than later.
According to Patently Apple, Apple was recently granted a
patent for a foldable iPhone design. Of course, Apple loves to
file patents, so there’s no telling when or if we’ll ever see this
idea come to life. However, the design itself looks interesting.
Apple’s next iPhone is expected to cost the same as the
iPhone 7. That’s been Apple’s pattern for a while, and we don’t
expect to see any major changes. However, if there are three
models available, then it’s likely that the premium model will
be more expensive. As far as the next iPhone goes, it will
probably start at $649 for the 32 GB and go up to $849 for the
256 GB, with the Plus model costing a hundred dollars extra.
Conner Carey is a feature web writer at iPhone Life and a contributing writer for Love
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