Rumor: 5.5″ iPhone 7 has 3GB of RAM and waterproof chassis

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  1. Rafagon

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    "According to a recent TrendForce analyst Avril Wu [not to be confused with Canadian-French singer-songwriter, musician, and occasional actress Avril Lavigne], Apple will edge closer to Samsung in smartphone market share in 2016 by continuing to advance the iPhone by adding some of the features commonly found on high-end Android devices.

    For starters, the next iPhone—let’s dub it an ‘iPhone 7’—is expected to increase the amount of RAM in the 5.5-inch model by fifty percent to three gigabytes, just a year after the iPhone 6s doubled the RAM from one to two gigabytes."

    [Note about avoiding confusion with Avril Lavigne mine.]

    The article in its entirety can be found here.

    iPhone 7 concept by 3D artist Yasser Farahi.
     
  2. 47seijar

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    That render is SICK! Edge-to-edge screen means the overall size of the device can be smaller than previous Plus models, maybe bringing the overall size down to the 6/6s dimensions.

    I'd really love it if Apple would surprise us with built in wireless charging.
     
  3. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Remember that it's a render, though I'd also like to have a smaller bezel. I read this rumor two or three weeks ago. Still not sold on the 3 gigs of RAM. I guess we'll see.
     
  4. Europa

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    I don't like that render, but I can't say I've ever liked a render. Also, I'm tired of the space grey color. I was looking at the iPod Touches last night in an Apple Store and loved the look of the black aluminum and the blue aluminum, especially with those shiny chamfered edges. I doubt they will make a blue one, but I'm really hoping Apple makes a black iPhone 7. The 6s is already water-resistant, which came at the expense of the speakers. I imagine the speakers would sound pretty bad if they fully waterproofed the phone (without plugs).

    I'm definitely not buying that it will have 3 GB of RAM...
     
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    I think you're right about the RAM. It's Apple's way to stick with the current 2GB for a couple generations. How long did they stick with just 1GB?
     
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    Three years (generations) with 256 MB, two years with 500 MB and three years with 1 GB. Of course, they could change this pattern and upgrade it again after only one year, but I think it's unlikely. Increasing it to 2 GB this year was a significant upgrade. On the 6, you could only get a 300 MB of free RAM at best, which is enough for a few Safari tabs and a couple app before they start reloading. With 2 GB on the 6s, you have about 1.3 GB of free RAM, which is 4.5x or 450% more. It's plenty for dozens of Safari tabs and for multitasking multiple apps. iOS is really efficient and doesn't require as much as some of the competing phones.
     
  7. Ledsteplin

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    Who is Avril Lavigne?
     
  8. Rafagon

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    She's famous.

     
  9. Ledsteplin

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    Never heard of her. I thought she was a he before you posted the video.
     
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  10. Rafagon

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    No reply. Moderatelderator, please delete.
     
  11. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I'm waiting for the translation.
     
  12. liberated

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    I'm tired of the "thinner" trend of these phones, it's silly. Give me a bigger battery :(
     
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    I don't get the "thinner" thing either. How thin does Apple want it? It's ridiculous. I want thicker with better battery and squared edges. I don't care for the rounded edges. Thank goodness for Otterbox.
     
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    I really wish this rumors to be true. It would be the best iPhone then.
     
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    I believe we have reached, maybe surpassed, the point at which thinner has any value. Manufacturers like to brag about "thinnest" and "lightest" but now it's just a stat. Usability is what counts. I echo liberated's sentiments about wanting more battery and less thinness.
     
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    Never had a problem with its slimness or thickness, I just want it to be bundled with good specifications.
     
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    The whole thinner thing. I agree. And Apple just released a battery case that looks ridiculous with the big bump on the back. lol
     
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    My battery on the iphone 6s plus lasts me the whole day so I can't complain..
     
  19. Zanthe

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    No. :D
     
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    Wrong thread really, but yeah. A lot of us know about the SE ;)
    http://www.apple.com/iphone-se/
     

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