“However, a [year-over-year] production decline does not necessarily imply a YoY sales decline for iPhone 7 (vs iPhone 6S) … Apple seldom repeats a mistake, so we believe it will manage iPhone 7 production volumes conservatively.”
Of course, the upside to this is that if Apple releases a compelling, brand-new, strong-selling iPhone in 2017, it could find a “powder keg” of customers ready to upgrade.
Here’s what Deutsche Bank analysts are expecting from the iPhone 7, based on its supply-chain checks:
A “Plus” model with a dual camera for better zoom and 3GB of RAM
A standard model with an improved camera and optical image stabilization
Better sound — possibly stereo sound
“Professional class water-proofing”
A home button that uses motors to simulate a click, which would last longer than the current home button
A new color, so there’s a version that looks different than current iPhones
The elimination of the 3.5 mm headphone jack, as has been discussed endlessly. Headphones will instead plug in through Apple’s Lightning charging port.
A Lightning-to-audio dongle included with the iPhone 7 — not a pair of Lightning headphones.
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