The apple iPhone Rumor mill has been pumping and if what we are hearing is true, the new iPhone 7 will blow the doors off previous iPhone cameras. We are hearing reports that Asian lens makers are sending in their dual lens offerings to Apple for evaluation. Not long ago, Apple bought a company called LinX Imaging. That company describes itself as a “pioneer in the development of multi-aperture imaging technologies". In English, this means that, up until now, iPhones only offered crappy digital zoom. On a digital camera, optical zoom is a true zoom feature. It allows you to zoom in (or out) on the subject in the LCD or viewfinder. This will enable you to get a closer view of the subject before taking your picture. So, I would like to think that Apple bought this company to improve their camera quality, like Samsung has also been doing. We are also hearing that the bulge on the back from the camera will be going away as the newer camera will be flush against the back and not protruding. I never really noticed that until hearing this.
We have also been hearing about a new water resistant composite material. The addition of Li-Fi technology: Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) is similar to Wi-Fibut apparently "light years" ahead of wifi in terms of speeds. My guess is that they are still in the testing and evaluation stage. That means we are not likely to see this model before the third week of September. We are likely to see a new low-budget smaller iPhone 6 model for those who prefer one-handed operation and don't care about giant screen size. I will report anything new but that's it for now on the iPhone 7...
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.