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  • Apple's 'iPhone 7' to retain 6s dimensions, thinner Lightning port, lack waterproofing
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    The latest rumors out of East Asia seemingly confirm Apple's next-generation flagship iPhones will retain the same dimensions as their iPhone 6s series counterparts, albeit with a thinner LCD array, and will not be waterproof as some have anticipated.




    A report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara sums up the latest scuttlebutt surrounding Apple's so-called "iPhone 7," saying the handset's height and width mirror that of the iPhone 6s. However, as KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted prior to last year's iPhone debut, the upcoming model will be slimmer thanks to an LCD array that is 1-millimeter thinner than current components, the report said.

    The publication says whispers that Apple would introduce a new waterproof composite material for iPhone 7 are false. Instead, the device is expected to carry over the same levels of water resistance offered by the existing metal chassis design.

    Mac Otakara reiterates claims that the future iPhone's rear-facing camera is to be flush with the phone's metal casing, undoing a major pain point introduced with the "camera bump" seen on iPhone 6 and 6s. Less clear is the potential integration of a dual-camera system designed by imaging firm LinX, which Apple purchased in 2015.

    Today's report claims the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will not feature dual-lens technology, though the larger 5.5-inch version might. Kuo was first to detail Apple's purported work on dual-CCM imaging, saying the solution will incorporate two 12-megapixel sensors, one sporting optical image stabilization and a wider field of view, and another with a 2-3x telephoto lens. The analyst said supply constraints could limit initial production to a special iPhone 7 Plus version.

    Finally, the report echoes rumors that Apple is looking to do away with the 3.5mm jack, perhaps filling that space with a second speaker for stereo sound, at least when viewing content in portrait orientation. In deleting the headphone jack, Apple opens the door to a thinner Lightning port design.

    Apple is widely expected to announce a next-generation iPhone this fall, following the company's annual smartphone refresh cycle. In addition, rumors hold that a revamped 4-inch iPhone is in the offing and could debut in March.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's 'iPhone 7' to retain 6s dimensions, thinner Lightning port, lack waterproofing started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      Just what the world needs--a thinner iPhone.
    1. Shashlike's Avatar
      Shashlike -
      I would honestly love to see where "my iPhone is too fat" ranks in Apple's list of customer requests/comments/complaints... Probably right behind "make the next iPhone a flip Phone"...
    1. raptorjr's Avatar
      raptorjr -
      And even so, the iPhone 7 will be the best selling iPhone.
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      Quote Originally Posted by Purple Minion View Post
      Just what the world needs--a thinner iPhone.
      I need a thinner phone.
    1. Detroitking02's Avatar
      Detroitking02 -
      So the iPhone 7 won't be waterproof , No headset jack, storage still starts at 16gb, no fast charging,and probably no wireless charging. I'm going to preorder the S7 Edge the micro SD expansion had my attention.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by turdsmoka View Post
      The article states very clearly that the dimensions will remain the same.
      It states the width and height will be the same, but the phone will be thinner.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Might just hang on to this 6 plus for a while longer than expected...
    1. systememp's Avatar
      systememp -
      Thinner phone? Another bendgate.
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      If Apple gets rid of the audio jack for a stupid worthless second speaker that would bethe height of stupiity. I could maybe see it for making room for other hardware, bugr battery, etc, but for another speaker or to makt more thin is just dumb.

      Oh well, now that I'm ut of the grip of carrier contracts I don't plan to upgrade to a new one for as long as possible.

      Quote Originally Posted by turdsmoka View Post
      The article states very clearly that the dimensions will remain the same.
      RTFA:

      "However, as KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted prior to last year's iPhone debut, the upcoming model will be slimmer thanks to an LCD array that is 1-millimeter thinner than current components, the report said."
    1. JollyRogger's Avatar
      JollyRogger -
      Next week there will be a rumor that the next iPhone wont be called the 7, and it will have a 3D projector built in, and the week after a trusted source will have leaked pictures showing a bright pink with yellow spots rear shell.

      Until Tim stands on stage and waves about a new device, NO ONE knows what or even IF a new phone is coming. It's the same every year. We'll just have to wait until September.

      Jolly
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      Quote Originally Posted by Detroitking02 View Post
      So the iPhone 7 won't be waterproof , No headset jack, storage still starts at 16gb, no fast charging,and probably no wireless charging. I'm going to preorder the S7 Edge the micro SD expansion had my attention.
      Pre-order bonus = lag
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      Does anyone actually want the iPhone to continue getting thinner and thinner?
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by peacedog View Post
      Does anyone actually want the iPhone to continue getting thinner and thinner?
      What for? It's already thin enough.
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      Don't believe the rumors until Apple actually reveals the phone.
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      It states the width and height will be the same, but the phone will be thinner.
      Cool.
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      Quote Originally Posted by Caiden Spencer View Post
      What for? It's already thin enough.
      That's my point. It's ridiculous to keep making it thinner. Put a bigger battery if there is room.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by peacedog View Post
      Does anyone actually want the iPhone to continue getting thinner and thinner?
      I want it to be thinner so I can slap a 2 cm thick case.

      /jk.
    1. Titan3636's Avatar
      Titan3636 -
      6s+ was thicker than 6+ no one cared. It's just another selling point that sounds better to the general public from a marketing standpoint. Dual speaker would be cool. The space used by a speaker would be super small and wouldn't house a noticeable battery life difference. Also Apple will never enable expandable memory. They charge too much of a premium for people to get more space. Another marketing gold mine to charge people a $100 upgrade for space they'll probably never use
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by Detroitking02 View Post
      So the iPhone 7 won't be waterproof , No headset jack, storage still starts at 16gb, no fast charging,and probably no wireless charging. I'm going to preorder the S7 Edge the micro SD expansion had my attention.
      Seriously Apple, is the R&D department sleeping? Add some features if you want people to buy one. Several companies have water resistant/proof devices. So the iPhone 7 will be an iPhone 6S on a diet? Fail.
    1. JDavisMedia's Avatar
      JDavisMedia -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sage I View Post
      Might just hang on to this 6 plus for a while longer than expected...
      I'm in the same boat. I was really looking forward to a waterproof (or at least Apple Watch level water resistant) iPhone 7.