If you happen to recall the old hoax claiming that “iOS 7 makes your iPhone waterproof”, then perhaps you also remember that there have been quite a few naïve iPhone owners out there, willing to put the claim to the test. No good came of it, of course, but the whole fiasco did show that iPhone owners might want waterproof capabilities from their Apple devices. After all, numerous Android-powered flagships boast waterproof capabilities, but the Cupertino-based giant has yet to jump on the bandwagon.
The good news is that, according to recent reports from research firm TrendForce, the iPhone 7 will offer waterproof capabilities. Furthermore, for those of you who are more interested in upgrades to the internal hardware, the same source adds that the iPhone 7 will boast 3 GB of RAM.
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iPhone 7 to Feature 3GB of RAM and a Waterproof Chassis?
The iPhone lineup had to make do with 1 GB of RAM for quite a few generations, and it was only a couple of months ago, with the introduction of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, that the amount of RAM was bumped to 2 GB.
Interestingly enough, next year Apple might step it up another notch, as reports from research firm TrendForce claim that the next-gen model – or at least the larger iPhone 7 Plus – will use 3 GB of RAM.
Also, the report adds that Apple’s upcoming flagship will offer waterproof capabilities for the first time in the lineup’s history.
No other technical details have been revealed, but TrendForce estimates that Apple will ship a whopping 260 million iPhones throughout 2016, which translates to an annual growth of 12.5%, and an increase in market share of 18.5%.
Do you think waterproofing the next-gen iPhone will persuade more Android users to switch sides to iOS? How important is this feature to you, and how much more appealing would an iPhone be if it could better withstand the forces of nature? Feel free to share your thoughts below.