Apple iPhone 7 base model to be 32GB, water-resistant: Report

Apple's iPhone 7 will be waterproof, but will look similar to the 6/6S, claims the latest report.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: July 6, 2016 6:23 pm
The dual lens rear camera will only feature in the iPhone 7 Plus Apple iPhone 7 rumours: A 32GB  base model, water-resistance are some of the features being promised. (Representational Image. Source: AP)

Apple iPhone 7 is set to get 32GB storage in the base version, reports Wall Street Journal. It seems like Apple has finally heard the complaints of consumers who find the current 16GB storage too less for a phone that can capture 4K video.  Apple is expected to continue making the 64GB and 128GB versions of the phone.

WSJ also reports iPhone 7 will be water-resistant, slimmer and the headphone jack will indeed be gone. The report also notes iPhone 7 Plus will get an upgraded dual-rear shooter, while the iPhone 7 will be equipped with a bigger and upgraded camera module.

Earlier leaks of cases and other parts indicated a bigger camera module is coming to the iPhone 7 series.  

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Apple is also getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack that will allow the phone to be thinner than the current generation phone. This is something that has been reported for quite a while now, and it will be interesting to see how Apple implements this.

When it comes to changing accessories, Apple is pretty comfortable in making older accessories obsolete for users and so it is no surprise, the company is killing the headphone jack.

Users of the iPhone 7 will be able to listen to music over Bluetooth headphones or with a 3.5mm converter for the Apple Lightening charging port, claims the latest WSJ report.

Interestingly, reports have also said the iPhone 7 won’t see a radical design change and features like a glass body, OLED display, etc will make an appearance in the iPhone 8, which will mark the 10 year anniversary of the device. The original iPhone was launched in 2007.

The year 2016 is predicted to be a lean year for Apple in term of sales by most analysts’ predictions. While Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised upgrades that users won’t be able to live without, we’ll have to wait and see what really changes with the iPhone 7.

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