With Apple's media event just three days away, could there possibly be more leaks surrounding the next generation iPhone? You betcha. AppleInsider has detailed a research note issued by the one and only KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo's sources have not only confirmed some iPhone 7 predictions, but added to the list of expectations for Wednesday's keynote.
Apple yesterday added a 2TB tier to its iCloud service giving iOS users 4 different storage options starting at $0.99 a month. Apple previously only offered three options with the highest being 1TB for $9.99. The new 2TB tier is $19.99 per month.The new option could be due to a new macOS Sierra feature that automatically uploads all saved files to a your iCloud drive so they can be easily shared across all devices. The new iCloud tier arrived one day after Apple sent out invitations for its iPhone 7 event on September 7th. iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are both expected to launch alongside the next-generation iPhone at the event.
Yes, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were the first iPhone models to ship with NFC. However, the Near Field Communication in Apple products is currently only used for Apple Pay and not for reading NFC tags. There have been rumors that Apple may open SDK access to the NFC controller with the release of the iPhone 7, but it was not released in iOS 10, like some had predicted.
September 7th is only a week away, but this hasn't stopped a fast and furious torrent of iPhone 7 rumors and leaks. The latest reports touch on cosmetics, storage space, and more. Apple's next generation iPhone is not expected to be a radical departure from the current model. But this doesn't mean the company has no surprises waiting in the wings. The past few days have confirmed several tidbits coming in the official announcement next week.
The wait is almost over. Apple has made September 7th official with an email invitation to the media. On this particular Wednesday, the company is expected to reveal several new products. The event is scheduled to take place at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco at 10 am Pacific. The bokeh effect seen in the invite image has led some to speculate that the event will focus heavily on the dual-lens camera featured in the iPhone 7 Plus.