Three exciting new features in the upcoming iPhones

A few weeks ago, Apple has officially revealed its first new smartphone for the year. The model, called the iPhone SE, is little more than a polished iPhone 8: it has more RAM, a new, slightly faster processor, and a display with a better contrast ratio. Price-wise, it’s even friendlier: the cheapest model with 64GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM only costs $399 on Amazon.

The new and improved iPhone SE will only satisfy Apple fans for so long.

Before the holiday season begins, we can expect a brand new line of iPhones to be announced, with real improvements on last year’s models. There are more than enough rumors circulating about the upcoming handsets covering everything from their colors to their prices – but these three features are the ones that are truly exciting and worthy of looking forward to.


Out of the four new iPhones expected to hit the shelves this year, there are two more “premium” models (one of them will likely be a “Pro”) fitted with Apple’s new camera design.

The new iPhones’ camera is rumored to be a triple-lens solution capable of recording 3D material. It will have a wide-angle and an ultra-wide camera plus a telephoto lens, making it capable of 3x optical zoom. Besides, it will have a LiDAR sensor that will improve the phone’s photography capabilities and help it perform better in AR tasks as well.


At least some of the four upcoming iPhone models will likely be fitted with a 5G chip. Rumors say it will be Qualcomm’s X55 modem. The chip has support for 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, FDD and TDD, standalone and non-standalone, and 5G/4G spectrum sharing, and will provide a near-instant connection between the user and the cloud.

The chip is reportedly capable of download speeds of up to 7.5Gbps and upload speeds of up to 3Gbps – these values are, in turn, the maximum capabilities of the chip, with the actual transfer speeds depending on the individual network operators’ capabilities. On 4G networks, the chip will do 2.5Gbps download and 316 Mbps upload.

The bad news is that, due to the ongoing pandemic, the 5G iPhone models will be delayed by a few weeks. But they are coming.

The A14 Bionic

Finally, let’s take a look at Apple’s upcoming A14 Bionic SoC, built by Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC. A recent leak has given the world a hint about the speed of the new processor: in GeekBench5 Beta 1, it beat every single one of its competitors, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865, both at the single-core and multi-core benchmarks.

This will be the first 5-nanometer processor Apple uses in its handsets – last year’s A13 chip was a 7nm one. The chip is smaller, emits less heat, and runs at an amazing 3.1GHz, making it a truly exciting option to check out when the new iPhones finally hit the shelves in the fall.


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