iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to Come with Pressure-Sensitive Home Button, Improved Cameras, and No Headphone Jack


Bloomberg reports that the upcoming iPhones from Apple, dubbed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by the rumor mill, will feature “advanced photography capabilities” and updated internals in a design similar to the existing iPhones.

The report confirms that the larger iPhone 7 Plus will feature a dual-camera system, and both variants of the phone will lack a 3.5mm audio jack in favor of a secondary speaker at the bottom. The handsets will also feature a new pressure sensitive home button that would respond with haptic feedback.

As per Bloomberg’s sources, the dual-camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus will allow it to take brighter photos with more details. The dual sensors at the rear will take photos in different colors that is then merged into one to produce a brighter and more detailed photo. It will also help in improving the sharpness of photos taken in low light. Additionally, the system will also allow users to zoom in on their subjects without the image quality taking a serious hit.

As for the new home button, the report says that the new home button will be pressure-sensitive that will provide a vibrating haptic feedback when pressed. This is similar to the new Magic Trackpad that Apple is using on its MacBook Pro and MacBook laptops. Considering that physical home buttons on the iPhones are prone to failing after rigorous usage in a year or two, the switch to a pressure-sensitive home button from Apple sounds promising for its reliability.

The report also reiterates that the new iPhones will no longer feature a headphone jack, which will instead allow Apple to fit in a secondary stereo speaker. For headphones, Apple will favor Bluetooth or Lightning based earbuds.

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhones in early September, with the devices expected to go on sale in mid-September.

[Via Bloomberg]