15 New iPhone 7 Features Have Been Leaked by Apple Analyst

iPhone concept render. Image credit: Veniamin GeskinCredit: Forbes

"The best Apple analyst on the planet" has leaked a bunch of the iPhone 7's new features.

You don't have to wait until Wednesday for Apple's big event to get some major (and credible) details about the new iPhone 7. In a research note obtained by AppleInsider, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo lists 15 major changes coming to both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, including more storage, 2x 12MP dual rear camera using 1x wide angle and 1x telephoto lenses, and upgraded light sensors for higher quality images when shooting in low light situations.

Here are the 15 features Kuo mentioned in his research note, via Forbes:

  • New True Tone displays like the iPad Pro range, with laser based proximity sensors for faster response times
  • 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage tiers will replace 16GB, 64GB and 128GB
  • 2x 12MP dual rear camera limited to iPhone 7 Plus, uses 1x wide angle and 1x telephoto lenses
  • Upgraded ambient light sensors on both new iPhone cameras for better low light shots
  • Camera flash LEDs doubled from two to four with warm and cool colours
  • 3.5mm headphone jack removed
  • Lightning EarPods and a 3.5mm to Lightning headphone adaptor included in the box
  • Second external speaker and integrated amplifier for louder, richer output
  • Basic IPX7 water resistance – both phones can withstand splashes and full submersion for up to 30 minutes. Not quite Galaxy S7 level (one hour+), but close.
  • 2GB RAM for iPhone 7, 3GB RAM for iPhone 7 Plus
  • Next generation A10 chipset sees CPUs hit 2.45GHz clock speeds and 20-30% performance gains
  • 3D Touch 2.0 sensor with more distinct haptic feedback
  • Home button replaced with non-clicking touch sensor with haptic feedback
  • Antenna bands removed from the back of both models for cleaner look
  • Two new colors: dark black and piano black (latter in limited quantities for 256GB model); space grey color option ended

A lot of these features may make iPhone users happy, but the ones that will pique the interest of filmmakers specifically are, of course, the new camera upgrades, as well as the added storage. First of all, an upgraded display makes the iPhone a decent stand-in for those who may not have the money or access to professional monitors. Secondly, the 12MP dual camera design may give users the ability to choose between shooting wide angle and telephoto without incurring as much degradation to the image as the current iPhone's zoom option. Thirdly, its new waterproof feature is reminiscent of the GoPro, meaning that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can be used in more shooting situations, including in the rain and under water, without fear of destroying the device. Lastly, offloading data won't be as much of a concern now that users will have the option to essentially double the amount of storage they currently have on their iPhones, which will be a major boon for those who shoot a lot of video.

The Apple event kicks off on Wednesday, so stay tuned for an official report on all of the new iPhone 7 features and more.     

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I don't really understand why you'd post an article like this.... Nofilmschool isn't Macrumors.... You guys should post legitimate announcements, not sketchy rumors.

September 5, 2016 at 3:26PM

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Yeah IBC isn't happening right now lol

September 6, 2016 at 11:19AM

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Emil
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Haha I knew someone was going to complain about you guys posting this. Some pretty relevant filmmaking apps on the iPhone just saying. Donna is a great app for getting people up to speed on how the menu layout of red cameras work.

September 5, 2016 at 5:04PM

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Charles C.
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What moron removed the 3.5 jack!!!

Apple has a history of removing ports and forcing people to adapt but this will backfire on them. This is not like removing firewire from your mac.

NOBODY will buy lightning versions of headphones even if they were an option and having to remember to always keep your adaptor with you is F$#Ked.

We need 3.5 more than we need another camera or more LEDs for flash.

I won't be downgrading to this model.

September 5, 2016 at 5:51PM

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Okay

September 5, 2016 at 10:08PM

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Jeremiah Kuehne
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So you look forward to having to use an adaptor?

September 6, 2016 at 3:10AM, Edited September 6, 3:10AM

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I actually just bought an iPhone SE because it's what I want to use. You do you. I'm sure Apple will survive.

September 8, 2016 at 3:26PM

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Jeremiah Kuehne
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No one is making you.

September 6, 2016 at 5:27AM

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Charles C.
Editor/ Director/ Director of Photography/ Wannabe Thinker
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Actually eventually they are because we have too many Macs here and too long spent in the IOS way of doing things to change.

Too much invested with Apples iCloud for Numbers and Pages.

I just don't see the point in dropping such a small little port thats ubiquitous and isn't going away.

September 6, 2016 at 5:00PM

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Wires aren't the future of mobile tech. They have to rip the band aid at some point.

September 6, 2016 at 6:15AM

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Bluetooth has been around for years and isn't making a dent in the community apart from the odd person.

The reasons are simple. Plug in and they work, no batteries needed, no bluetooth settings needed. You can't use bluetooth on a plane.

September 6, 2016 at 5:08PM

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I use bluetooth on the plane for my watch + phone connection. Bluetooth works well, and as it should. The fact that people are stuck on cords doesn't mean that tech is the future. It's going to be a tough transition for some, but inevitable.

September 7, 2016 at 5:48AM

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Dude it's almost 2017, get yourself some bluetooth headphones already. You'll never look back.

September 6, 2016 at 8:24AM

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I need headphones that work with cameras. I don't know of a single camera that supports bluetooth headphones although the ice would be good. To be able to hand out headphones to a producer and client on a shoot all hearing the same feed would be nice.

I know there are other options to do the same thing but bluetooth would make that easy.

September 6, 2016 at 7:24PM

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How can you use an iPhone as a stand in for a professional monitor? Is there a legitimate way to make this happen? I would honestly love to know!

September 6, 2016 at 9:27AM

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Brendan Plake
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Yeah, I was confused by that. I guess you upload the video to Youtube and play it back on your iphone and bam, professional monitor?

September 8, 2016 at 12:13PM

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Derek Olson
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"2.45GHz clock speeds and 20-30% performance gains"

To what other than games ppl need performance gains?
I have iPhone 6+ and i have no apps to can max the cpu.

September 6, 2016 at 1:02PM

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Don Nachos
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I've been using my iPhone 7 for long now. Finally I guess it's time to make an upgrade to iPhone X. Seriously of all series I totally loved the i7. https://getappvalley.com/ https://tutuapp.win/ https://tweakbox.mobi/

March 31, 2018 at 2:11PM

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