There is a reason Apple users are looking past the upcoming iPhone 7, which is due for release this fall, and diving straight into speculating about iPhone 8. It seems like iPhone 7 is not going to be any different from iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s.
The disappointing rumors are finally confirmed after French website NWE revealed schematics for the iPhone 7. Even though it is merely CAD drawings of iPhone 7, it makes it clear that the physical structure of Apple’s latest launch is going to more or less mimic the exact design of its predecessor, the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s, reports, Forbes.
There is no doubting the credibility of the French website, as it has proven itself to be an excellent predictor of iPhone and smartphone designs ahead of their releases, something it had accurately done in iPhone 6s and SE, Galaxy S6, S7, and more.
Apart from the length and breadth of iPhone 6s (67.1mm wide, 138.3mm tall), the website also comments on its width, even though it is not visible in the sketch. iPhone 7 is said to be 7.1mm thick, which, again, is the same thickness as iPhone 6s. The edges of the phone have the same rounded shape as iPhone 6 and 6s.
However, according to 9To5Mac, it is not all bad news for iPhone fans. Some of the specifications that stand out in iPhone 7, and were not available in Apple’s earlier models, are:
- The lens of the camera seems to be slightly larger than iPhone 6 & 6s, suggesting that iPhone 7 might have a larger sensor. Even the placement of the camera has been shifted to the extreme upper-left corner.
- It might be ditching the 3.5 headphone jack for a more advanced lightning port (though it is unclear from the rough image).
- There is a definite absence of antennae bands at the back, meaning an earlier report on Apple relocating the bands to the top or side of the device might be true.
However, all things consider it looks like KGI Security analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was right in observing that there have been “no attractive updates” that would prove to be major selling points of iPhone 7.
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