The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were supposedly thought about as a minor update over the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. But considering the rumors that have surfaced suggest that is not exactly the case. Sy far we have learned that the new iPhones will drop the age old 3.5mm audio port, the Plus variant will sport a dual-camera setup at the back and both iPhones could come with improved water resistance capabilities. Yesterday we also learnt that the home button would no longer be clickable and would instead come with haptic feedback. Now a new leak suggests the new iPhones would finally come at par with other flagship smartphones when it comes to displays. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
With the iPhone 6, Apple increased the screen size from 4-inch to 4.7-inch (HD – 750x1334pixels) and also introduced the iPhone 6 Plus with a slightly larger 5.5-inch display (full HD 1920x1080pixels). The same screen size and resolution was carried on to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. While the increase in display resolution was appreciated, it was still far behind what the competition offered.
But that could change with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. According to a new leak, which shows the display panel likely to be used in the upcoming iPhones, the iPhone 7 is likely to retain the 4.7-inch display but it would now be a 1080p full HD display. Similarly, the iPhone 7 Plus could come with a 5.5-inch 2K (QHD) display running at a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels. If it turns out to be true, it sure will be a step up from the existing display resolution, which will also allow Apple to come closer to its competitors.
However, the bump in resolution may also cause havoc among developers as they will have to recode their apps to fit the new, higher resolutions. Also, it may eventually take a toll on battery life of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple is rumored to unveil its new iPhones on September 6, with pre-orders set to kick off on September 9. It remains to be seen what changes Apple will bring with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.