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Macworld.com speculated that there could be a new iPhone app in iOS 10 to manage HomeKit, which is Apple’s version of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a (slightly experimental) concept that would allow people to, say, turn on a specially-made light using their iPhone. This concept can be taken one step further as well, allowing for automation of these tasks (IE turn on my house light when my phone’s GPS says I’m home). If Apple is really working on an app to link all these Things together, it could mean iPhone apps would play nicely with smart hardware such as Smart TV’s and Smart Fridges.
Siri Does It All
With the idea of connectivity in mind, Apple may also be opening Siri up to third-party apps, as the Mirror noticed. If this happens, it could mean that iPhone 7 patrons would be able to tell Siri to turn on their Smart TV for example, and watch the handy little voice assistant obey their every command. It’s about the next best thing to having a digital butler hologram (and it’ll never ask for a raise). This is definitely an interesting move for a company like Apple, whose old iPhones had been pretty much sealed-off from outside influence until now.
Store More, Worry Less
Forbes.com discovered that the new iPhone 7 will also come with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Storage can be an issue for people who have old pictures they don’t need but can’t bring themselves to delete or those who want a lot of music on their iPhones. 32 GB of storage should solve that issue, but if not there is also iCloud and other similar apps that let users store things online and then view/listen to them as needed. Now if we could only understand the cloud…
Brace Yourselves: Design Changes Are Coming (Maybe)
You who fall asleep listening to music, rejoice! MacRumors.com found rumors hinting that Apple may ditch the old-school wired headphones and instead use it’s iPhone’s lightning chargers to send sound to headphones. This might slightly irk those who just bought an iPhone 6 or 6S (really, Tim Cook? Already?), but unless you enjoy fighting through a tangled mess of headphone wires, it might actually be a good thing.
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Say Goodbye To 16 Gig iPhones?
The Sydney Morning Herald discovered that Apple will also reportedly eliminate the option to buy 16 GB iPhone 7’s. This number is fairly arbitrary as some iPhones’ native apps and other programs can take up a good deal of space, making 16-gig iPhones a bit more like an 8-10 GB phone. When you add in music and photos, you’re practically already out of space. Since the 16 GB iPhone is in between the 8,32, and 64 GB options, it makes for a fairly awkward number when it comes to storage.
Apple Music Helps You Get All The Songs
Apple Music will get something of a re-up as well on the iPhone 7. DigitalTrends.com reports that downloaded and streaming music will now be one in the same. This might be an attempt to play catch-up with apps like Google Play Music and Amazon Music, which already offer a convenient view that shows both downloaded and streaming songs. The nice thing about this feature is that it puts all your iPhone music in one place, so you don’t need to jump from app to app or website to website to hear all your favorite songs.