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.