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Key iPhone 7 features leak ahead of Apple event: Everything you need to know

Apple iPhone fans are in for some exciting news as KGI Securities Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, has released a fresh report revealing the key feature changes in iPhone 7, ahead of its impending launch on 7 September. Kuo has shared some yet undisclosed iPhone 7 features in his latest leak including a faster 2.4GHz processor chip, LED flash light with improved 12MP dual-cameras, IPX7 water-proof capability, new Force Touch sensor and the handset availability in five new colours.

Here are the key feature highlights of iPhone 7 as reported by the KGI Securities Analyst to 9to5Mac:

2.4GHz processor: It will be based on the A10 chip from TSMC which can reach top clock speed of up to 2.4 to 2.45GHz. The stock configuration could be underclocked a bit to overcome heat and power-consumption concerns.

Display: The forthcoming iPhone's 4.7in and 5.5in displays are expected to borrow the wide colour technology from the 9.7in iPad Pro.

Storage and RAM: Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in three storage configurations namely 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. The former will support just 2GB of RAM while the latter gets 3GB RAM upgrade.

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Camera and Flash: The 12MP dual cameras (rear) on the iPhone 7 are likely to equip four LEDs (two cool and two warm) and a new ambient light sensor for enhanced image quality.

IPX7 Water Proofing: Apple's upcoming flagship handset will feature state-of-the-art IPX7 water-proof capability, which enables the device survive water-splashes, showering, and dips in water levels up to 1 metre in depth.

Home Button: The iPhone 7 will incorporate a pressure-sensitive click-less home button with water-resistance capability and support for Haptic Feedback.

Headphone jack: Both the iPhone 7 variants are likely to ship with Lightning Earpods and a Lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter replacing the traditional headphone jack.

Speakers: Contrary to earlier rumours suggesting the addition of a second speaker in the place of headphone jack for stereo effect, the iPhone 7 is now expected to incorporate a new audio amplifier that can make your earpiece receiver function like a speaker.

Proximity Sensor: Apple is expected to upgrade its existing proximity sensor from LED to laser for quicker response, improved gesture detection and greater recognition distance.

FeliCa: Apple is widely speculated to introduce support for FeliCa, Sony's mobile tap-to-pay standard, for its iPhones in Japan.

Colour: iPhone 7 is expected to ship in five vibrant colours including gold, silver, rose gold, dark black and glossy piano-black.

According to Kuo, the iPhone 7 shipments are expected to be lower than its predecessor (iPhone 6s) at 60-65 million as opposed to previous year's 82 million for the 6s on the production front. The lower assembly yields for the iPhone 7 may be attributed to the creation of water-resistance capability on these units.

[Source: 9to5Mac]