iPhone 7 Release Update: New Patent Indicates Voice Unlocking Feature To Bypass Touch ID And Extreme Durability Via New Alloy Tipped

By on
The Apple Logo Is Pictured Inside The Newly Opened Omotesando Apple Store At A Shopping District In Tokyo
Check out the cool and useful features of the new Apple iOS 9. Pictured above: The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in Tokyo June 26, 2014. Reuters/Yuya Shino

The radical design change combined with cutting-edge configurations in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have worked wonders for Apple in 2014. With such a strong performance, the anticipation surrounding the next iteration of the iPhone i.e. the Apple iPhone 7 has been rife. Many speculated features and photos of the internal parts of the handset have been leaked so far. However, now, a report says, the upcoming iPhone 7 will come with a killer voice unlocking feature and extreme durability, among others.

The tech giant Apple has reportedly filed a patent for “speech recognition technology.” The patent titled “Speech Recognition Wake-Up of a Handheld Portable Device” has apparently been published under the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. As the title implies, this technology can apparently be used to unlock any handheld device. Therefore, needless to say, a slew of reports are talking about a possible “voice unlock” feature on the upcoming Apple iPhone 7. Also it is worth noting that, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with Touch ID fingerprint scanner for user authentication. In addition, the handsets also feature slide-to-unlock screen. By using the voice unlocking technology, the iPhone 7 will apparently let the users to unlock their handset faster and more conveniently, without the need to user the hands. Master Herald points out that, this particular technology will be of great use especially among fitness enthusiasts. It is a fact that more and more fitness conscious crowd are using the mobile based fitness tracking and monitoring apps and services.

In addition to the aforementioned iPhone 7 feature, Apple apparently has taken a cue from the problems surrounding the “iPhone 6 bendgate.” Therefore, in order to put an end to the controversy for good, the upcoming flagship will reportedly be made of more durable material. To achieve this, the Apple iPhone 6 successor will apparently feature 7000 series aluminium, seen in the Apple Watch Sport. Meanwhile, MacRumors Website says, Apple's new series of 7000 aluminium alloy is contrived to be 60 percent stronger than other forms of aluminium material. To top it off, this 7000 series aluminium alloy will come with one-third the density of stainless steel and therefore, maintaining the light weight of the iPhone 7 should not be a problem, notes MacRumors.

Speaking of the new aluminium alloy, Apple says, the series 7000 aluminium case featured in the Apple Watch Sport is “machined, polished and blasted with microscopic zirconia beads to achieve a consistent satin texture.” Additionally, a one-of-a-kind anodizing procedure on the exterior of the gadget apparently creates a tough layer, which protects the device from abrasions and degradation. Therefore, the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 is guaranteed to feature a killer exterior that is both tough and premium-looking. Nonetheless, Apple has not confirmed the iPhone 7 specifications thus far.

To report problems or to leave feedback about this article, e-mail: p.rathinavel@ibtimes.com.au.