Before you hit up the Apple Store to upgrade your phone, sit tight, you might want to wait a few more months.
According to Bloomberg, Apple has “started early production of new iPhone models” and “volume manufacturing is scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month.”
The rumored release date is slated for September, which is the month where Apple does many of it's product announcements for the year.
How will the new phone differ from its predecessor? Let's take a look.
The iPhone 7 is set to keep the two different-size models introduced when the current phones were released last September.
This will give users the choice between the current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display found on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices.
This is the new innovative feature taken from the Apple Watch that everyone is waiting for.
“Force Touch uses tiny electrodes around the flexible Retina display to distinguish between a light tap and a deep press, and trigger instant access to a range of contextually specific controls,” Apple wrote.
“With Force Touch, pressing firmly on the screen brings up additional controls in apps like Messages, Music, and Calendar.
“It also lets you select different watch faces, pause or end a workout, search an address in Maps, and more.”
It's rumored that Apple purchased Israel-based camera company LinX for an estimated $20 million in April.
The speculations are fueled further by a report that claims the company has been experimenting with multiple lenses for the past three years.
No home button:
Speculation on this changed has been circulation as rumors have been tossed around about developing a new chip that would eliminate the physical home button and shift its functions to the touch screen.
The new chips “would fit into future iPhone designs — models with ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays, and with a whole-plane design eliminating the home button,” the report said.
More battery and power life:
New phones will include 2 gigabytes of RAM as opposed to the usual single gig that has been used in iPhones since 2012.
The increased RAM allows the phone to run simultaneously and the advanced processor technology will enable more power with less battery usage.