Some Suggestions for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 6 Plus

Yes, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just came out a couple months back. However, a couple months in the tech world is a long time and people are already speculating what we can expect on the iPhone 7 series. Here are things that Apple must have on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

Higher Resolution Screen

The 1332 x 750 (326 ppi) pixel resolution screen on the iPhone 6 is a big disappointment. Most smartphones these days have at least a 1920 x 1080 (full HD) screen, and some even a Quad HD screen (2,560 x 1,440). The 4.7-inch screen is a perfect size for a smartphone, but Apple should give the iPhone 6 at least a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution screen.

The iPhone 6 Plus has a near-perfect 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution screen. At 401 pixels-per-inch, the screen really doesn’t need any improvements. But it would still be nice to see a Quad HD screen on the 7 Plus, just to be able to compete with phones like the Galaxy Note 4 and the Nexus 6.

Stereo Speakers

The HTC One M8 has outstanding stereo speakers.

I know stereo speakers are hard to implement in a smartphone, but HTC has done it. Perhaps, Apple can outdo the outstanding sound on the HTC One smartphones since they now own Beats. Apple always has been ahead of the game, but they are far behind in this category.

Better Battery Life

Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have improved battery life when compared to earlier versions. However, the battery life is still sub-par, especially on the iPhone 6. Both phones are razor thin, so consumers would forgive Apple if they made the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus a little thicker in order to fit a more powerful battery.

These days, people just don’t like taking their chargers everywhere they go and want the battery on their smartphones to last at least a day. If Samsung can do it, why can’t Apple?

Smaller Phones

iPhone 6

The screen sizes on both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are just fine, but the bezels above and below the screen are way too big. This is more of a problem on the iPhone 6 Plus than it is on the iPhone 6. When designing the next iPhone models, Apple needs to look how Samsung made their latest smartphones all screen and very little bezel space.

Better Video Camera

It’s difficult to complain about the cameras on both iPhones; they take digital camera-quality still photos. The 1080p videos taken with both models look great as well. But with 4K television sets expecting to become mainstream in 2015, Apple needs to increase the allowed resolution for the videos.  One doesn’t truly appreciate the difference between 1080p and 4K videos until watching them on a 4K television set. It would be great if Apple adds stereo microphones similar to the ones the Galaxy Note 4 has.

Does It Matter?

There are probably other things Apple can do to improve their next iPhone units, but does it really make that much of a difference? If the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus had poorly lit screens, no speakers, and no cameras, fans would make up excuses for Apple’s shortcomings and still buy them. Apple makes quality products, but the outstanding marketing is really what keeps Apple relevant.

About Daryl

Daryl Deino has been a technology enthusiast since 1995 and has written for several newspapers and technology sites. Please reach him at [email protected]
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