iRumours in full swing months ahead of iPhone 7
Rumours about the next iPhone range have gone into overdrive in the last few days, but Apple fans are being warned not all of them can be true.
Website Mobipicker says there will be three different iPhone 7 models -- the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and a new iPhone 7 'Plus Premium' or iPhone 7 Pro, according to documents sourced from Apple's Chinese manufacturer, Foxconn.
French site nowhereelse.fr says an Italian accessory manufacturer has released a promotional video showing its new range of iPhone 7 cases, featuring holes for four speakers -- two at the top, two at the bottom.
But there's a tradeoff -- the same video appears to show no space for a headphone jack. Instead, the rumour is the iPhone will only work headphones via Bluetooth or its proprietary Lightning port, perhaps giving Apple another captive revenue stream by funnelling users to its Beats range.
Tech blog BGR says it'll have 256GB of storage -- four times the capacity of the roomiest iPhone 6.
There are also rumours even the bottom-end iPhone 7 will feature a camera with optical image stabilisation, while the Plus will have dual lens cameras, made by Sony and LG.
Podcaster John Gruber says he's heard the iPhone 7 will be the first to do away with Apple's trademark physical home button, making it more like Android. But he says it could go a step further and make the entire front surface of the phone a screen, embedding a fingerprint scanner, camera and speakers underneath.
As far as RAM goes, the Verge says the rumour is a jump from 2GB to 3GB.
MacWorld says it's a good bet iOS10, the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, will launch alongside the new iPhones.
Whatever the company has in store, it's unlikely any of these rumours will be confirmed before September at the annual keynote address.