New leaked details say iPhone 7 will support 4K video recording at 60fps

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iPhone 7 will support 4K video recording at 60fps and a rubber sealed SIM tray for water resistance as per the latest leaked details from a Vietnamese website. The information comes from a poster who claims to have gotten some hands-on time with iPhone 7. Although these details are unverified they are similar to information that is already out there.

New leaked details say iPhone 7 will support 4K video recording at 60fps
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If the details are true, iPhone 7 will be the first smartphone to support 4K video recording at 60fps. Although Apple was late to 4K video capture on iPhone, it blew past the competition with the best quality recording. In the past, Apple has introduced features like 120fps and 240fps slow motion video capture that were way ahead of the competition. Therefore, it would not be surprising if Apple utilizes the upgraded optics and powerful A10 SoC to support higher quality video capture.

Note that iPhone 6, 6s and SE already support 1080p video capture at 60fps. If 4K capture frame rate capability is increased to 60fps, it is likely that iPhone 7 would support 1080p slow motion video at 120fps or 240fps too.

The author did not get any hands-on time with iPhone 7 plus but goes on to confirm that it will have dual cameras.

The other bit of news from the post are related to a rubber sealed SIM tray for water resistance. iPhone 7 is expected to have IPX7 rating, just like the Apple Watch, so the sealed SIM tray would play an important role here. Further changes for iPhone 7 are also mentioned which include a black Apple logo on the back of space black iPhone 7, antenna lines being moved to top and bottom curves, updated 4 bulb flash and no 3.5mm headphones jack.

The new force touch home button has also been mentioned in the report. It will not be a moveable button like the existing and all past iPhone home buttons, but rather it will be a static button that will provide force feedback when pressed. It will still require force to active. For Mac and Apple Watch users, this will not seem new as force touch was introduced in these devices a long time back. The Apple Watch display and Mac trackpad support force touch and work similarly.

Apple’s iPhone 7 launch event is just 2 days away. Stay tuned for the latest updates.