The iPhone 7 unveiling is taking place on Wednesday, and noted KGI Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed new information about the device and its specs ahead of the launch.
Kuo, who has a good track record when it comes to Apple leaks, has said that Apple will finally dump the 16GB model with the iPhone 7 in favour of 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options.
It will use a new A10 chip from TSMC that could top out at 2.4GHz-2.45GHz, according to Kuo, and have support for FeliCa NFC.
The handset will be offered in two new colours: Dark Black and Piano Black. The current Space Grey offering will be canned, according to Kuo, which means the smartphone will be offered in five colours, including Silver/White, Gold and Rose Gold.
The report noted that the Piano Black model, which will have a glossy finish, will be in short supply at launch, and may be offered exclusively on high-capacity iPhone 7 models.
Kuo's report also adds weight to previous speculation that the iPhone 7 could follow the Galaxy S7 with waterproofing. The report, via MacRumors, claimed that the handset will have IPX7 water resistance matching that of the original Apple Watch, protecting it against splashes, showers and even brief dips in water up to one metre deep.
There's talk that the earpiece receiver on the iPhone 7 will also be a speaker thanks to the addition of a new audio amplifier.
The reports claimed that the new iPhones will feature dual-lens camera technology, enabling improved photo taking, particularly by supporting optical zoom in a similar way to digital cameras.
Beyond that, Kuo doesn't have many surprises in store, instead reiterating that Apple is likely to dump the 3.5mm headphone jack and that both iPhone 7 models will have a pressure-sensitive 'click-less' home button.
Apple will finally unveil the iPhone 7 on 7 September. V3 will cover all the major announcements from the event so check back throughout the week for insight and analysis on the devices.
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