A report from Mac Otakara claims that the next iPhone 7 will be 1mm thinner than the current iPhone 6s, which measures 7.1mm in depth, making the new phone the same 6.1mm thickness as the sixth-generation iPod touch., which we’re expecting around its usual September timeframe.
The site reports that the new phone will not have antenna bands across the rear and will have a flush rear camera. The site notes that it’s likely the iPhone 7 will also come with stereo speakers, the first iPhone to do so if this report turns out to be true, and a slimmer Lightning port.
A source on Chinese social media site Weibo claimed that the iPhone 7 would be waterproofed and use new composite materials for its shell last September. However, Mac Otakara says the iPhone 7 will include neither, instead using the same aluminum material and will be as water resistant as the iPhone 6s.
Last but not least, the site writes that the regular iPhone 7 won’t have dual cameras, as rumored, but has left open the possibility that such a feature could make an appearance in the iPhone 7 Plus. A Chinese website yesterday claimed a dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus will be marketed as ‘iPhone 7 Pro’.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are expected to debut in September, and unlike the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which sourced A9 chips from both Samsung and TSMC, Apple will turn to TSMC exclusively for the iPhone 7’s A10 chip. Apple is also expected to announce the iPhone SE, a new 4-inch iPhone, this March alongside a new 9.7-inch iPad.
iPhone 7 To Be 1mm Thinner With iSight Flush Camera and Stereo Speakers