Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September. A new report claims the smartphones will be ultra-thin, measuring between 6 mm and 6.5 mm compared with the iPhone 6s' 7.1 mm and iPhone 6s Plus' 7.3 mm body.
When Apple released the iPhone 3GS in June 2009, it was the first iPhone to retain the same design as that of its predecessor, the iPhone 3G that was introduced in July 2008. The design of the iPhone 3G was a complete departure from the original iPhone, which was housed in an aluminum body.
Apple chose to drop aluminum in favor of plastic for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS' case in order to increase reception for the smartphones' 3G and Wi-Fi antennas. Since then, Apple has continued to retain the design of its flagship iPhones for two cycles, with "S" moniker models focused on internal upgrades.
Apple will introduce its next-generation flagship iPhones in the fall, and since we're coming off of an "S" moniker, with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone fans can expect to a brand new design for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Back in November, we reported that Apple was reportedly planning on making the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically thin, and in order to accomplish this feat, the company would remove the standard 3.5 mm headphone port in favor of using the single Lightning port for headphones, charging and data transfer.
A new report backs up claims of an ultra-thin iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and according to sources, the iPhone 7 will be considerably thinner than the iPhone 6s, which is 7.1 mm thick. The new iPhone will reportedly measure somewhere between 6 mm and 6.5 mm. The iPhone 7 Plus will likely be a little thicker than the iPhone 7, but its rumored dual-rear camera and larger battery should make up for it.
As always, it's best to take iPhone rumors with a huge grain of salt. We'll keep you posted on any additional details regarding the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as they become available.