Latest Apple iPhone 7 Rumor: New Smartphone As Big As iPhone 6s, Not Waterproof


The iPhone 7 is expected to sport the same height and width as the iPhone 6s, but it will be 1 mm thinner, according to the most recent rumor. On top of that, it won't be waterproof.

To put things into perspective, the thickness of the iPhone 6s is measured at 7.1 mm, so a quick run of the math would indicate that the iPhone 7 will be at 6.1 mm. More to the point, the upcoming smartphone will be as thin as the iPod touch if the report holds true.

Of course, a thinner form factor demands a few compromises here and there, thus the cherished 3.5 mm audio jack is bidding adieu. It's going to be replaced by a Lightning port instead.

No need to get those pitchforks out yet, though, as a buzz has been making rounds on the Internet that Apple will roll out the iPhone 7 along with "truly wireless" premium earbuds.

It's also believed that the iPhone 7 doesn't have a big visual revamp in store for it, as the speculation suggests that it'll be similar in terms of design. For the record, it'll have the same metal chassis as its predecessor, and as a result, it'll feature more or less the same level of water resistance.

Now, the camera on the iPhone 7 could sit flush with the casing thanks to a slimmer camera module. In other words, there won't be a camera bump on the device. Another interesting tidbit from the slew of talks is that the iPhone 7 Plus could be fitted with a dual-lens setup equipped with two 12-megapixel sensors, not to mention that the smartphone in question could be called iPhone Pro.

The iPhone 7 is also said to be the first Apple smartphone that'll be loaded with stereo speakers. Every iPhone so far only has a mono speaker setup, and an additional audio unit is definitely more than welcome.

The news comes from Japanese website Mac Otakara, rehashing the predictions of KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that date back to September 2015 and adding more fuel to the fire.

Based on Apple's release history, the iPhone 7 could be unveiled this coming September.

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