A report recently surfaced suggesting that Apple's iPhone 7 isn't going to be a "must have" device like previous non-S moniker iPhones. A new report claims Apple will copy Samsung and make one of its main features a waterproof and dustproof body.
After years of taking criticism for the cheap plastic Samsung used in its flagship Galaxy S series smartphones, the company introduced a new glass and metal design when it launched the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in 2015. The company impressed the judges at Mobile World Congress 2015, especially with the design of the Galaxy S6 edge and its curved display so much so, that it took home the prize for "Best New Handset."
Another Mobile World Congress and another pair of impressive smartphones from Samsung were released. This time around, Samsung retained a similar design to that of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge but increased the display of the Galaxy S7 edge to 5.5-inches, while also adding microSD expansion slots and a waterproof and dustproof case to it and the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7, just enough new features to make current and new users want the smartphones.
While Samsung has taken criticism for copying Apple, a new report claims the iPhone 7 will take a page out of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge's playbook.
According to Digitimes, the iPhone 7 has just finished its third round of testing by Apple, and like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the new iPhone will be waterproof and dustproof.
With reports of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus not being a significant upgrade over the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, a waterproof case design would certainly be a major new feature that could help sell the smartphones.
The report goes on to say that prototype of the iPhone 7 features a touch-sensitive home button, which first made headlines in June 2015 claiming Apple was working on a new display technology that would integrate fingerprint sensors into the screen.
Like all iPhone rumors, take this one with some skepticism. We should be learning more about the iPhone 7 in the coming weeks, as it's expected to be released in September.