Within a week of the new iPhone 7’s official launch, the alleged specifications for 2017’s iPhones are circulating the Internet. According to The New York Times, sources within Apple have reported that the 2017 iPhone models will have new edge-to-edge OLED displays and a virtual home button built-in to the screen.
Like the headphone jack, Apple is rumored to forever replace the physical home button with a virtual home button built-in to the screen. The company recently re-engineered the home button in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Using a new Taptic Engine, the current home button is pressure sensitive and responsive. Only time will tell whether the functionality of the future virtual home button will be same as the current home button in iPhone 7 models or not.
Since earlier this year, rumors regarding a new full-screen OLED display have been making the rounds. An edge-to-edge display, similar to Samsung Note 7 display, was expected to be a feature of the newly launched iPhone 7. However, it is now expected to be part of the new iPhones in 2017. Apple has redesigned the display in the recently launched iPhone 7 models by making it more vivid, colorful and bright with support for wide gamut. New iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have Retina HD display, which uses the vast shades of the color spectrum to deliver impeccable results when viewing photos and videos. The display is integrated with responsive 3D Touch throughout iOS apps, therefore, when users tap on the screen, they not only see the actions but also feel them.
Apple will celebrate iPhone’s 10 year anniversary in September 2017, therefore, it is speculated that Apple might introduce features which will sweep customers off their feet. A lot of speculations regarding major upgrades and new features in the new iPhone 2017 model have been reported by credible sources like Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and now NYT. Apple’s tight lips about its products leave us with no choice but to wait until next September to know for sure.