iPhone 7 Rumored To Be Released In October: No More iPhone 6s?

The iPhone 6s may have its name changed in order to become the iPhone 7. We’ll let The Week spill the news on Apple’s upcoming iPhone.

“Apple is drawing up plans to skip a generation, launching the iPhone 7 a year ahead of its expected arrival, according to an industry analyst. Under the company’s usual launch schedule, last year’s iPhone 6 would have been followed by an iPhone 6S this year. But Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities, says the new phone will introduce significant new features – prompting Apple to break with convention and call it the iPhone 7.”

Some believe this is happening because the changes in the new iPhone are more than Apple originally expected. Calling it the “iPhone 6s” would mean that there are only incremental changes. According to the Daily Mail, the next iPhone will contain Force Touch technology, which means it will be able to recognize the different pressures of a person’s click and be able to perform certain tasks based on the pressure of those clicks. The Daily Mail also indicates that there will be both an iPhone 7 (4.7-inch screen) and iPhone 7 Plus (5.5-inch screen).

In addition to Force Touch, it is believed that both new iPhone units will have screens with a sharper pixel resolution. The iPhone 6 currently has a 750 × 1334 pixel resolution screen, which is far too low for a phone with a 4.7-inch screen in 2015. The iPhone 6 Plus has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution screen, which may seem great until you realize that the smartphone’s main competition, The Galaxy Note 4, has a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution screen.

It’s quite possible that Apple is changing the name of their new iPhone because of the incredible reaction to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. CNET says the Galaxy S6 Edge is out of this world.

“Samsung’s striking, high-end Galaxy S6 Edge has the beauty, brains and brawn to take down the iPhone 6 and all the Android competition…There are so many similarities between the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6, that their Android or iOS operating system becomes the most distinguishing factor between the two. Until you consider the Edge. Apple hasn’t tried anything like a curved-screen phone, and Samsung’s efforts both look fantastic and also suck you right in.”

By the time Apple releases the iPhone 7, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will have already been announced. Many sources say Samsung’s new phablet will have a 4K screen — a first for a smartphone. However, Apple has the “Apple iPhone” brand name on their side and the new iPhone 7 units will likely be big sellers no matter how strong the competition is.

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