Corroborating a report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from last September, Macotakara reports this evening that the iPhone 7 is expected to be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6s. Furthermore, the report adds that the device will visually be similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, retaining the same metal design with the same height and width, and will not be waterproof.
For comparison’s sake, the iPhone 6s is currently 7.1mm thin, so if this report comes to fruition, the iPhone 7 will be just 6.1mm thick. The iPod touch is also 6.1mm thick.
As has been rumored in the past, though, the report notes that the camera bump on the back will now be flush with the device’s casing and that the device will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack in an effort to reduce the thickness of the device.
Next, the blog reports that the iPhone 7 will feature stereo speakers, making it the first iPhone to do so. In the past, all iPhone models have only featured a single mono speaker, so the addition of a second speaker should greatly improve the device’s sound quality.
Finally, in yet another effort to keep the thickness of the device down, the iPhone 7 may feature a thinner Lightning port than previous devices. It’s important to note, however, that this does not mean the device will require a new cable or connector, rather only that actual cutout is smaller. This should only really affect case makers.
We reported earlier this year that Apple is developing a revamped, cord-free pair of Beats to go along with the iPhone 7 to help ease the transition to life without a 3.5mm headphone jack. The headphones will most likely be sold separately from the iPhone 7 and charge via the included charging case.
The iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled later this year, likely in September, with availability soon to follow.
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