With New iPhone on Verge of Launch, Samsung Delays Galaxy Note 7
September 7 will be the day that Apple unveils the iPhone 7. Meanwhile, Samsung has delayed shipments of the Galaxy Note 7.
The company says it must conduct additional quality control testing. “Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality,” Samsung said in a statement to Reuters.
This is bad news for Samsung, who admitted prior it was already expecting to have trouble meeting demand with supply. That’s also typically an issue for Apple, who can never seem to make enough iPhones during launch month.
It’s widely anticipated that the current form factor for the iPhone will remain largely unchanged through this next update as Apple plans something more drastic for the device’s 10-year anniversary in 2017 (iPhone X, anyone?).
Rumors suggest the iPhone will have a few upgrades, such as better battery life and an improved home button, but retain a virtually identical form factor. The biggest upgrades are expected to come from the camera—a dual-camera system that takes two photos at once and merges them is likely to be the best smartphone camera on the market—and the storage, which may start at 32GB and reach up to 256GB, similar to the iPad Pro.
Apple is also expected to remove the headphone jack at the bottom of the iPhone. The next-gen iPhone will launch with iOS 10, Apple’s forthcoming mobile operating system, which features interactive widgets, a smart home app, and a redesigned Apple Music.