Despite tech analysts saying iPhone’s glorious days have passed, Tim Cook assures iPhone will offer features you cannot live without
Apple CEO, Tim Cook appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money to talk about the present and future of the company. He mentioned that Apple had a great quarter of $10 billion, but still it wasn’t up to his expectations. He believes that this problem was caused due to different factors, which includes currency rates, but things are improving too.
Recently, the company reported earnings, which many analysts said was a disaster and its stock had seen many lows in recent past. Many analysts believe that the days of glory are over for Apple, and that the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus may not be a “must have” device. This is because the iPhones are very similar to their predecessors, but according to Mr. Cook, the iPhone 7 will sport numerous features that “you can’t live without.”
According to Mr. Cook, Apple still has untapped markets to bring its products to, such as India, which is an emerging market. However, the penetration of LTE phones is zero. Similarly, the company will introduce more features, which will make one think how they had been living without it. TechTimes reported that the iPhone maker may replace the iPhone 7s, expected in 2017, with iPhone 8. Mr. Cook quoted Steve Jobs and said, “People don't know what they want until you show it to them.”
It makes us wonder, what can it offer that has not been offered by its rivals before, which can convince people to buy iPhone 7? Moreover, how far can the company improve the apps and introduce new features, without making it complicated? People prefer simple applications that offer many features. To give them what they need, one of either sides will need to be compromised. Apple may consider wireless charging or waterproof features for iPhone 7, as the company wants to give features to “enrich people’s lives.”
iPhone 7 Speculations
According to speculations, the iPhone 7 will have a 4.7-inch display while the iPhone Pro, which may be known as the iPhone 7 Plus, will have a 5.5-inch screen. Speculations also suggest the company may release a 4-in iPhone 7 as the demand for the iPhone SE was high; people wanted features of iPhone 6 in the body of an iPhone 5. SE will be almost six months old by the time iPhone 7 comes out.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus may look similar to their predecessors, but it is still too early to speculate if the phone will be the slimmest. But they do need to be redesigned. It is expected to launch in September, as the company mentioned nothing about it in its spring launch, in March. iPhone 7 is rumored to have a better battery life, compared to the previous models, and may have a possible resolution bump. However, many tech analysts do not expect an improved battery or screen resolution for the Plus model.
Apple may finally get rid of its 16GB variants and move to 32GB onwards with the iPhone 7, followed by an option for 64GB and 128GB. We may even see it go up to 256GB, as well. iPhone 7 may not have a 3D screen, we doubt if it will have a curved display, Type C USB port is unlikely as well. As far as the rumors go, it is possible it will have Edge-to-Edge, wireless charging may be considered, waterproofing may not be likely, no headphone jack either, and it may have a dual camera.