According to some of the latest rumors, Apple is gearing up for it’s big event on Wednesday, where it is widely expected to launch its most anticipated flagship, the iPhone 7. Considered as one of the biggest annual events in the tech industry, the company will finally reveal what it intends to offer its fans in this year.
Asides from the iPhone 7, the company is also expected to launch the new Apple Watch 2, and announce roll out details of the iOS 10.
Here are some of the rumors to give you an idea of what to expect at the launch event.
Display and RAM: Apple is expected to keep the display sizes at 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch only, with no change in sizes. It’s expected to be powered by a 2.4GHz A10 chipset. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is said to stick with 2GB of RAM while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will come with a 3GB of RAM.
On it’s camera: KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo notes that the dual camera setup will be a combination of two 12-megapixel sensors with different optics embedded inside. One sensor will have a 6-element wide-angle lens, larger pixels, and support optical images stabilization, and the other will have a 5-element wide angle lens. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will see just one 12-megapixel sensor.
Storage Space: Apple is introducing 32GB as the new base storage option or both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and also bringing 128GB as the middle storage option. As for the largest variant, the company is introducing a new 256GB storage variant in the mix.
Colors: It’s rumored that the iPhone 7 is to come in different color variants, inlcuding; Space Black Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver.
Another big change that will be introduced is the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack. There will be no slot to support the industry standard 3.5mm earphones, and instead, Apple will try to convince users to listen to audio via the Lightning port.
The iPhone 7 is expected to be priced at $1074 (roughly 3.6 million UGX), while the iPhone 7 Plus is expected to be priced at $1194 (roughly 4.1 million UGX).
The official invites are in for the September 7th event, where Apple will do the official unveiling. The company is expected to begin pre-orders on September 9th, and the smartphone will hit the market on September 16th.
Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that a total of 60-65 million units (both units) will be sold until the end of the year.