With iPhone sales declining, Apple is being rumoured to launch 3 different models later this year in an effort to boost sales.  If the rumours are to be believed, Apple will launch the iPhone 7 with a Plus and a Pro/Premium version.

To avoid losing market share to rivals Samsung, Apple may be considering adding features to attract consumers.

Rumoured features

Suggestions being dandied about at the moment point to a thinner iPhone owing to the doing away of the 3.5mm audio jack.  If true, consumers will need to use Bluetooth headphones or a pair powered by the lightning connector.  Of course, this will mean that you cannot listen to music while charging your phone.  Apple may have a solution however as wireless charging is also being rumoured.

 

iPhone 7 Dual Cameras

iPhone 7 Dual Cameras

We may also see improved screen resolution with the iPhone 7 lineup, which would be welcomed considering the disparity with screens such as those on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.  Other suggestions being thrown around include stereo speakers, dual cameras, and a rear camera which sits flush with the device body.

The recent decline in iPhone sales is a first in the companies history, and they’ll be eager to better sales ahead of the iconic device’s 10 year anniversary next year.

iPhone 7 Availability

Availability is expected mid September if Apple keeps to their traditional time frames. In recent years, the Cupertino company has announced the latest version of its iOS software during WWDC in June. This then allowed developers a couple months to ready their applications launch in September (along with a new iPhone).

Apple CEO Tim Cook keynote address.

Apple CEO Tim Cook keynote address.

While there are rumours Apple will launch the iPhone 7 earlier this year, this looks unlikely when taking into account Apple cannot afford to change expectations within its customer base.
An earlier launch would disrupt upgrade schedules, with contracts typically running for a 24 month period.