Updated 03:22 AM EDT, Thu, Oct 21, 2021

Is iPhone 7 Apple’s Ultimate Smartphone? The Latest Leaks, Specs, Price & Release Date Info Here! [Rumors]

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If we are to trust the latest pieces of information aimed at the iPhone 7, we could be looking at the greatest smartphone Apple has ever built.

To start with, KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the Cupertino giant will head straight to the rumored device, skipping alleged iterations of the iPhone 6 -- the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6c.

That being said, it may be safe to assume that prospects are not just bound to see minor tweaks and upgrades, but big changes that speak of a revolution. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 seemingly a difficult rival, word about an iPhone 7 Plus has also been spoken.

Apple has always captivated its audience through the production of devices that feel premium, and the iPhone 7, like its predecessors, most likely goes the same direction.

Such insight is best appreciated in the company's use of metal. According to Computerworld, a Chinese-language source has claimed that the iPhone 7 will utilize metal alloys, a potential result from Apple's deal with Liquid Metal.

Following reports of the infamous "Bendgate," Apple has been granted a patent for a flexible handset, The Week reported. Such weakness is therefore capitalized into a profitable strength, specially that it's said to allow a bendable frame, screen, battery and other components. All these are expected without incurring damage.

An excerpt of The Week's cited patent states, "Flexible displays may include flexible display layers, flexible touch-sensitive layers, and flexible display cover layers. The flexible housing may be a multi-stable flexible housing having one or more stable positions. The flexible housing may include a configurable support structure that, when engaged, provides a rigid support structure for the flexible housing."

Flexed handsets may no longer be surprising today, considering the existence of the LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. But a smartphone bent under intention, without the risk of damage, will be the first of its kind.

Will Apple make history?

Speculations geared towards the iPhone 7's A9 chips also add up to the early hype. As followers would know, Samsung is believed to have secured a deal in supplying the new processors, replacing Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (TSMC) as Apple's source.

As told by the Ecumenical News, Samsung appears to outdo TSMC through its development of advanced 14-nanometer manufacturing process, producing smaller chips that consume less energy and provide better performance.

Finally, it's no secret that prospects are looking forward to the new iPhone's alleged DSLR-like camera features, a speculation sprung by John Gruber.

Expected to sell for at least $649, the iPhone 7 is also rumored to pack a bezel-free display, a sapphire screen-alternative, sidewall displays, 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB starting storage, wireless charging support, Force Touch sensor and waterproofing abilities.

Are you looking forward to see the iPhone 7?

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