iPhone 7 rumors: insider says 2016 device won't feature AMOLED display


Tech giant Apple has recently released two new tablets, first, the iPad Mini 4 and second, their biggest tablet yet, the iPad Pro. However, their mobile devices are also getting a bit of the hype with the rumored coming of the iPhone 7. Although the iPhone 6s has just been released and has have insane record sales of 13 million devices just after three days of hitting the shelves, Apple is likely working hard already on what comes next in their mobile device lineup.

When it comes to the rumored Apple iPhone 7, there were initial ideas that it would be coming out with the AMOLED display. However, it was dispelled by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The AMOLED displaye feature will be highly unlikely as the company is still locked in an LCD panel production from a Foxconn investment. Kuo has been a reliable source over the years when it comes to rumors for Apple devices. 

The new mobile phone, which is not expected until September 2016 at the earliest, is also rumored to have an A10 chip as its processor. This is brought about by reports claiming that the Cupertino-based company has ordered bulks of the chip from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Furthermore, a six element lens camera and a protective mechanism are also said to be featured in the phone.

In a report by tech website Know Your Mobile, the iPhone 7 will also likely have waterproofing capabilities. With its predecessor surviving a 30-minute water dunk, users can expect that this will be further enhanced in the upcoming model.

According to Christian Post, although numerous buzz are popping out in terms of the new iPhone, one thing is for sure, the new phone will feature a thin film transistor liquid display (TFT-LCD) display screen.

Apple has been keeping mum on its upcoming new gadgets including the iPhone 7, so it is safe to say that more concepts and theories will emerge from tech aficionados until an official release of specs and date is announced.