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Antenna lines said to disappear on the Apple iPhone 7; camera will lie flush with rear panel?

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Antenna lines said to disappear on the Apple iPhone 7; camera will lie flush with rear panel?
When images first starting surfacing of the Apple iPhone 6, many fans were upset to discover that visible antenna lines could be seen on the back of the handset. With the antenna lines, the iPhone 6 somewhat resembled the HTC One (M8) from the back. At the same time, the design featured a protruding rear camera, the bane of many an iPhone fan.

Now, a new design is due with the arrival of the Apple iPhone 7, and there is talk that the next iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone will launch with most of the antenna lines gone from view. Even better from the standpoint of many fans, the protruding camera will be replaced with a rear shooter that will lie flush with the back cover of the handset. Ironically, this rumor starts spreading on the same day that a report is disseminated about a flush rear camera for the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Even though those looking at the new model won't be able to spot the antenna lines on the rear panel, that doesn't mean that they will have been removed from the handset. It is possible that the lines will just be covered up. In addition, some antenna lines will still be visible on the top and bottom edges of the iPhone 7.

Overall, the iPhone 7 will supposedly look like the Apple iPhone 6s, which in turn looks like the iPhone 6. Minus the 3.5mm earphone jack, the new iPhone could be thinner, sport an IP certification for waterproofing, and feature a higher capacity battery. The larger Apple iPhone 7 Plus could be equipped with dual cameras on the back. The second camera would handle optical zoom, according to connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

While Apple is said to be holding a media event in the middle of next month to unveil the rumored 4-inch Apple iPhone 5se, the Apple iPad Air 3 and a refreshed Apple Watch, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might not see the light of day until Apple's usual September unveiling.

source: AppleInsider                            

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posted on 02 Feb 2016, 17:26 22

1. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 155; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


wall huggers will become signal hunters now....

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 17:32 8

3. artificialintelligence (Posts: 151; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


Um The iphone 6 actually has decent battery ? Don't be a jerk

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 18:01 2

6. j2001m (Posts: 2791; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, and they say Samsung copy's

Ip68, copy from Samsung/Sony
Cam being flat from s7/Sony
No crap marks on the back, oh yes, em, all Samsung and Sony phones

Do dear and this is why Google now on top $

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:22

32. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Cam being flat is a copy from the Huawei P8!!

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 23:01

46. ecmedic4 (Posts: 325; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Uh the iPhone camera has always been flat up til the iPhone 6/6S series, so how is the camera being flat copying samsung/sony? If the camera is not protruding from the iPhone 7, it would just be Apple going back to having it flush like in the past, where as samsung has always had a protruding camera. Try trolling harder.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 19:12 3

12. ameran (Posts: 246; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


artificialintelligence,
I never had iPhone, but I see my colleagues at work using it. They have always the display brightness around 40-50 percent at all time to be able to go through the day. How about you? Do you do this too or you have it on %100 brightness all day long?

My experience with my GS6 Edge: I personally set my phone's brightness manually at %100 all the time and I always have about 35-45 percent battery before I go to bed. I just want to mention that I don't play any games on my phone, but watch videos and news coverage during the day. Does your iPhone do the same? I am just curious.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 00:46 1

26. Jimrod (Posts: 998; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Anecdotal evidence doesn't mean much because my experience is the exact opposite.

I have my iPhone screen on lower brightness because I don't want to burn my retinas to read small text on a white background like on this page, it would be the same whatever phone I use. I never go to bed with less than 30-40% battery on my iPhone 6 yet the only person I know with a GS6 Edge has to charge it by early evening and she turns off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth because it's such a problem.

I don't care what fanciful test results show (it's not like certain companies haven't cheated at them anyway) because my "real world" experience hasn't been the same.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 02:11 2

31. artificialintelligence (Posts: 151; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


i dont own a iPhone 6 i have a galaxy S6 and barely by the end of the day if i dont put my phone on power save mode or ultra power save mode my phone is almost dead by the time i get off work and i work a 9 -5 job most of my friends snap-chat all day on their iPhone 6 and still get a reasonable amount more battery life than me i dont mind because fast-charge 2.0 makes up for it

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 08:51

40. Leo_MC (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


A phone is smart also because it does stuff the user doesn't have to, like adjusting the display brightness according to the ambient light.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 14:55

43. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8541; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


He said signal hunters. He said nothign about battery-life.

Decent battery-life isn't equal to excellent battery-life.

My phone last 2 full work days on a single charge. I am positive no iPhone model does.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 18:29 4

10. AlikMalix (Posts: 5108; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


iPhone 6s has a great battery life, especially considering its smaller than most phones.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 19:28 21

13. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1140; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You must have pretty low standards in battery life to call it "great".

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 19:52 2

14. kotan24 (Posts: 95; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Lol =)

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 21:55 2

18. AlikMalix (Posts: 5108; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


A day or a day in a half most of the time is low standard? Mind you I play RR3 and AfterPulse all the time.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 23:37 2

22. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1140; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yup, still pretty darn low.
Now imagine if they made the iPhone 6S around 8mm-9mm thick with a much bigger battery, wouldn't you love that? But no, Apple is still sticking with the stupid thinness trend, unfortunately other OEMs are following.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 00:44 1

25. AlikMalix (Posts: 5108; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Oh, I have no argument with you about that. The devices are thin enough, too thin if your camera bulges out. LOL.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 14:56

44. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8541; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


He's a fanboy. Fanboys have no standards.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:23 1

33. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


HAHAHA...

Do you really mean "great" or "crap"?
Try out the Huawei Mate 8 and then talk about battery life!

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:45 1

34. Jimrod (Posts: 998; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Huawei Mate 8 is huge, my iPad kicks its ass for battery life if you're going to use stupid comparisons...

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 06:08 2

37. Ordinary (Posts: 2180; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Its very similar in size with 6 plus despite having 6in display. Now if you think 6 plus is big as iPad then thats another issue.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:46

35. AlikMalix (Posts: 5108; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Don't want or like android, Hiway maybe a good device but I just dont care for it... iOS suits me better... but thanks for the offer...

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 23:54 1

23. Switch00 (Posts: 406; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Now we know what to look forward in note6. Any bets?

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 17:28 4

2. wando77 (Posts: 811; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Funny how that news comes straight after samsung flush camera news

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 17:49 7

5. AlikMalix (Posts: 5108; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


The rumors for Samsung camera suggest that it will be .8mm thick - that is not flush!!! It's actually thicker than iPhone 6/6s.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 18:04 1

8. j2001m (Posts: 2791; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, that to do with the battery, it also as a 24mp cam inside the phone, that does a Nokia to 12mp when it makes the images
I.e. 2 X pixels size

Also way bigger lens

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 18:07

9. j2001m (Posts: 2791; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


On a small note my s6 edge plus cam is, just the glass on the back , way smaller than the normal s6, so samsung been fixing this for some time

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 07:52

38. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Flush has nothing to do with thickness, it means there is no protrusion of the camera from the body, in other words it does stick out, it's flush.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 13:53

42. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Sorry, didn't see you were only referring to the camera, not the entire body.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 03:46 3

36. Jimrod (Posts: 998; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


iPhone 3G, 4, 5 all had flush cameras too, as did many other phones dating back to when cameras were first put into phones. Don't be so retard.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 17:33 5

4. jeroome86 (Posts: 860; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Guess camera humps are big deal when carrying your phone naked. Never had a problem with them myself. I use a case always. Most every naked phone I see has spider webs across the screen. These gadgets cost too much to risk breaking.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 18:02 4

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 19835; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not even a problem when I carry mine naked. Some people just don't know how to take care of their tech.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 18:34 2

11. ph00ny (Posts: 1167; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I used to carry all of phones naked until i got the s-view case for note3. For Note 5, i have a very minimal case with good protection

Spigen Neo Hybrid Crystal HYBRIDIZED CLARITY in Champagne Gold (Clear back panel + Dual TPU and PC bumper)

Damn that name is handful eventhough i copied and pasted it from Amazon.

It's a pretty decent case with matching gold color bumpers. I think i looks great while providing good protection. Also works with wireless chargers

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 21:24

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 19835; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I have Spigen for both my phones. Good choice.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 20:48 3

15. submar (Posts: 385; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


iphone should be thicker so there will be no camera hump and with a larger battery
why apple is so obsessed about thickness

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 21:25 6

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 19835; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Actually, they're obsessed with thinness.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 21:59 2

20. AlikMalix (Posts: 5108; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Submar, that I can agree with you even if just larger without the bigger battery. I carry my 6s naked now - I like how it feels, but makes me fringe everytime I place it down - it's a horrible feeling especially after using the vacuum generating iPhone 5s for 2 years.

Vacuum generating: that moment when you pick up your iPhone 5/5s from a flat table and feel the air sucked in between the phone and table when you lift it.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 23:20 2

21. submar (Posts: 385; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


so you prefer hump cause there will be no vacuum generating

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 00:47 1

27. AlikMalix (Posts: 5108; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


The opposite. I like the super flat design of the iPhone 5/5s.

#"Say NO to camera humps!!!!!"

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 00:42 1

24. Cyberchum (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


No! Not the antenna lines. Them iPhone users LOVE those artistic lines.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 00:48 2

28. AlikMalix (Posts: 5108; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Idiot....

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 08:17

39. Cyberchum (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Wow! So matured.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 00:50 2

29. Jimrod (Posts: 998; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


No they don't. It's only people on this site that seem to think anyone using an iPhone love everything Apple do. I know my Samsung, Sony and HTC using friends certainly don't love everything about their phones too.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 01:44 2

30. ram64GB (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)


I wish they will remove the speakers and simcard slot too, to completely become a water resistant phone. I will definitely choose it over the Note6/Nexus6P2/Lumia 1030(Surface phone)/LG G6. An Apple a day, keeps the Android away.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 10:27 1

41. jroc74 (Posts: 5987; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Uh oh...Apple messing around with antenna designs again...

Antenna Gate part 2 coming up.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 15:01

45. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8541; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No more antenna lines? Here is betting they use a similar solution to the S6.
The antenna lines on the Note/S6 models are so well done, it just looks like it is part of the phone.

Samsung has great attention to detail. From small bezels to near invisible antenna gaps, to superb displays to awesome craftmenship. You can see where their R&D money goes.

Flush camera? This isnt news to me for Samsung or apple. I uses cases now so camera bumps are not an issue. EVER! They weren't even an issue before that. Some people juts like to complain.

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