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Apple iPhone 7 render includes ceramic back, Super AMOLED screen and waterproof design

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Apple iPhone 7 render includes ceramic back, Super AMOLED screen and waterproof design
Some rumors just take a long and winding road to get here, and the latest dispatch about the Apple iPhone 7 came from China with a stop over in Korea. A render of the next iteration of the iPhone reveals a number of new features and materials that will allegedly be employed by the new model. While we do suggest that you take this with a healthy amount of NaCl (that's salt, by the way), the next iPhone is scheduled for major design changes following 2015's "S" year (Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6s Plus).

Among the changes to the device listed on the render, is the use of a Super AMOLED panel. If this is true, it would certainly be a surprise since Apple is not expected to make the move to an AMOLED screen until 2018 at the earliest. Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has gone on record as saying that the switch to an AMOLED screen won't take place until 2019

Another change calls for a new ceramic back, and the removal of those ghastly antenna lines. The latter have become as unsightly to iPhone fans as panty lines are to women, and a separate report last week revealed the elimination of the antenna lines for the iPhone 7. The render also removes the 3.5mm headphone jack, as previously rumored, and shows that Apple will improve the speed of Touch ID. Other changes will be seen in 3D Touch, and the handset will have a new metal frame.

The rear-facing camera will remain 12MP, and the device's battery will fill up faster thanks to a quick charging technology. And for the first time, the iPhone will officially be waterproof.

Considering that the render was produced to show off all of the rumored features that we mentioned, you shouldn't expect the final product to look like the image that accompanies this article. After all, we are still some seven months away from the unveiling of the phone. Having said that, you might recall that on the last day of March 2014, images of the Apple iPhone 6 were leaked by a Foxconn employee. And while we couldn't confirm it until months later, the photographs of the iPhone 6 that were included with the story were legitimate.

?Alleged Render of the Apple iPhone 7 reveals changes to the iconic smartphone

?Alleged Render of the Apple iPhone 7 reveals changes to the iconic smartphone


via Business Korea, BGR

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posted on 06 Feb 2016, 11:32 9

1. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


It's near 100% certain that Apple will not fall back to an old design language, in this case the iPhone 4/4s/5/5s in a larger form. In other words, another pipe dream. Like 99% of the renders out there.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 11:54 7

7. Bm888 (Posts: 496; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


I ain't an iboy.. But this render looks superb, if it matures apple like always will try come up with *marketing gamics.. To lure iFans..

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 00:47 4

45. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3751; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


If I was one (an iFan) the omission of 3.5mm jack will be enough to put me off even if the design was bad a$s looking. That's user friendliness being taken away.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 21:12

67. Lukong (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Feb 2016)


I am assuming that they are going to make a Maglock Headphone that can connect to the iPhone from any side (Same idea I had when I had a Samsung Evergreen)...probably why they have Metal sides

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 13:33 1

16. Nopers (Posts: 236; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


But the 6 series has a design language similar to the first iPhone.....

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 16:31 3

30. sgodsell (Posts: 3627; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Clearly you never saw or heard of the HTC One M7, or M8. BTW that phone came out before Apples iPhone 6. BTW the HTC One M7 came out a year and a half before the iPhone 6. The HTC One M8 came out 6 months before the iPhone 6.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 19:35 2

34. Unordinary (Posts: 1692; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Clearly you didn't read his comment, you blithering moron.

In case you did, I can not seem to find an image, let alone information on "HTC One M7 or M8 from 2007".

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 20:11 3

36. sissy246 (Posts: 994; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Clearly your the moron or you would know he is talking about copying the all aluminum body and antenna lines.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 20:55 2

43. Unordinary (Posts: 1692; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


you're *

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 11:04 1

58. sissy246 (Posts: 994; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Ewww, is that all you can come up with that I used the wrong spelling.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 19:48 1

35. AlikMalix (Posts: 5836; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I saw my friends m8 today - I honestly would like to know how iPhone 6/6s looks like m8? I do not see any similarities. iPhone 6 looks like a smoother bigger version of iPhone 5. The only difference is that the antennae window in. 5/5s was a black glass piece which was replaced by metal piece and wider antena lines. So which part looks like m8 and please link to pictures - because no matter what angle I looked at - none of it resemble any similarities.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 20:54 1

42. Unordinary (Posts: 1692; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


This is the common phrase they shout for the current generation iPhone. It will be gone soon when the iPhone 7 comes out. These creatures say these asinine remarks because its what their herd does. The M8 has a flat sharp surface, with a round back, and antenna lines. The iPhone 6 is completely round going all around the device so your finger slides smoothly when moving between apps/pages/menus. I guess the Galaxy S6 also copied the M8, and copied the iPhone 6's speaker holes lol.

These guys are hilarious.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 03:38 3

50. yann (Posts: 222; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Here is a link:
http://www.androidauthority.com/iphone-6-vs-htc-one-m8-quick-look-528132/
If you can't see the similarity on the back top and bottom stripes, then you're blind.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 08:53 2

52. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


now you are just pulling at straws.

The lines were nearly present in the 5s, one year earlier. In the front view, you can see the lines. On the back since it had two separate colors it didn't stand out.

Your about as bad as apple and its round corners

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 10:35 1

57. nodes (Posts: 725; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


i can't see how that 2 phones look similar, i could easily tell which is which.
now look at iPhone 6 and HTC A9, just move the camera and flash to far left, and boom you get an iPhone 6.
now that what i call similarity(ies).
if you are talking about all metal build, then iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5 have it earlier.
iPhone 6 and iPod Touch 5 do look alike.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 12:19

61. AlikMalix (Posts: 5836; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Yann that's what I though you guys were pointing at - but Apple had the top and bottom lines long ago just that the the antenna windoes weren't solid metal but instead black glass.

The bodies, the cameras, the front, the rear hump, the feel of phones are completely different. Even the damn antena lines on the 6s are different shape and color with iPhone 6 also curiving over the top not just the staring across the back. The m9 looks more like iPhone 6 than iPhone 6 looking like m8. I held them both in my hand yesterday and they're as different as night and day.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 15:29

65. Nopers (Posts: 236; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


I suppose they copied the round camera lens too all antena lines look then same.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 09:31

53. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


iphone 4 ? reflective back ?

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 11:47

75. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 277; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


The render actually looks much better than the current iPhone 6/S, for what its worth.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 11:36

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2093; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Quick charge theyll just make a bigger voltage/amp output and call it that...tho a lot of the things that this render shows hopes for to be true.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 11:36 24

3. Saioofi (Posts: 243; Member since: 23 May 2014)


I honestly don't get the point of posting articles about fanmade renders....

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 11:41 10

4. Rydsmith (Posts: 530; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Clicks for ad revenue on slow news days.

This is why I use AdBlocker and have no qualms about it.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 20:13

37. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


their ad been reduced tough..
last year uBlock show 20+ ad blocked and today just 11 ad blocked..
but still not low enough to make me disable adblock

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 21:25 1

44. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Lol, i still have 19 adds blocked.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 16:06

66. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 154; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)


Ads, ads everywhere! PA, reduce these intrusive ads!

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 12:58 6

11. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Unrealistic ones while we are at it.

Just for starters Apple wouldn't make the top bezel smaller than the bottom one, after all they have their iBezels patented that make their 6S Plus look like a 6 incher.

Second if sources are saying they can't make the switch to AMOLED before 2018 (and i bet this has more to do with the price going down until they can get it for cheap as they wouldn't pay much more than what they pay for their barely more than hd screens and not with actual AMOLED life expectancy) why would you even think they would make the switch, AMOLED screens are expensive and they don't want to get the BOM higher.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 14:02 1

20. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


What's unrealistic on them ? Everything is possible.

For bezzels they might trim down the side ones like with iPad mini, but what's wrong with iBezels anyway ?
And which phone doesn't look like a 6" phone ? 4 corners, glass on the front, rectangullar display, some buttons....

Apple probably doesn't swithed to oled on iPhone, because there just isn't enough manufactuering capacity for making 60 millions Retinas in few months in desired quality at a price.
Also, they probably won't label it "SAMOLED" like samsung does.
It's going to be Retina, just like on the Apple Watch.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 14:13 3

22. Ruturaj (Posts: 1329; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


And which phone doesn't look like a 6" phone ?

The ones with smaller than 6" display except iphone.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 20:18

39. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Let's not use that word 'retina' so distinctly.. If they wanted to use AMOLED, the production could be managed by investing in new plants. It's just not that profitable for them for now. They would better sale the cheapest quality displace than compromising thief profit. Afterall, once they name 'retina', everyone's gonna buy.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 20:25

41. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


to flood this digital world with some random render, even some of them use technology that not exist yet...
maybe apple is the one behind all of these.. so they can sue future phone from others, claiming that they copy apple's design render, lol

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 11:42 9

5. izim1 (Posts: 597; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Wait is apple about to invent the waterproof smartphone??? Mind=blown!

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 13:02

13. Wiencon (Posts: 1870; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


http://i.imgur.com/LNzHEDr.jpg

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 13:53 1

18. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


It's an "iPhone" not "smartphone".

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 01:16 1

47. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


What??

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 02:30

48. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


"Wait is apple about to invent waterproof iPhone??? Mind=blown!!"

It was meant like that, wasn't it ?

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 09:57

54. izim1 (Posts: 597; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I can't stand apple as much as the next guy but last I checked the iPhone is very much a smartphone. Unless you're implying that it's "so much more than that"... In which case I regret replying

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 11:45 6

6. suavemezie (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Super Amoled will be reinvented again.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 12:26 2

8. carlemillward (unregistered)


Can Touch ID get any faster than it already is?

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 12:45 1

10. cnour (Posts: 745; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


100% right.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 15:30

28. azimesmail (Posts: 145; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


It's already annoying as it is, I can't press the home button to just check my lock screen notifications anymore without unlocking my phone.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 15:54 2

29. tedkord (Posts: 11626; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Can't you press the power button for that?

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 18:44

74. azimesmail (Posts: 145; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


Yeah but when you're creature of habit, like myself, it's irritating.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 17:25

33. nwright94 (Posts: 194; Member since: 14 Oct 2014)


It can. If it started recognizing when you touched it even with the screen off like the Nexus 6p/5x and Huawei phones.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 12:59

12. Macky (banned) (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Jan 2016)


i hate iphone , but if thats the real thing... Am sure no android phone will match that kind of beauty! Sony step up your game o_____o

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 20:15 1

38. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


no, its just some baseless render from some dreaming sheep

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 13:16 1

14. TheBiz (Posts: 231; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


i hate to say but it looks damn beautiful

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 13:20 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Don't worry, it's still February. The leaks will jump into high gear in the next few months.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 20:19 1

40. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


all these render just doesnt care about leaks.. they just put whatever they want on it, and use iPhone on title to gather more attention..
if they follow leak, they should use dual camera setup..
not ceramic back like this one, or 3mm thickness like render before this

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 13:52

17. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Looks thin enough, so it's a plausible one. On that matter.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 14:00 1

19. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 337; Member since: 07 May 2014)


It looks like a concept by an Android lover, specially Samsung lover

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 14:10

21. DRS1977 (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Apple copying of Samsung is in full force. The Apple rendering cheerleaders should just buy the original Samsung instead of the knock-off Apple phone.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 14:17

23. jeroome86 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Looks like Apple will bring it this year.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 14:33

24. paralepiped (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Dec 2015)


Again, iPhone arena...

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 16:48 3

32. lolatfailphones (Posts: 203; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Get a life loser

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 03:49 2

51. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


I see PLENTY of coverage here for non-iOS. Even (too much coverage) for those no-name devices.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 14:37

25. paralepiped (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Dec 2015)


It's too early to expect credible information

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 14:59

26. youssef44 (Posts: 120; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


Nooo .. Stay with aluminum, it's seem more beauty

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 15:05

27. youssef44 (Posts: 120; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


No change the material just change the design and change the display. Improve loudspeaker and improve the battery and bring QUICK charge to iPhones. Then improve iOS operating system.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 02:47

49. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


We don't know anything about the design... But deffinitelly next gen Retina display, new lodspeaker that's going to be way thinner.
I expect battery to get bigger, and considering it's not an S iPhone the efficiency will jump up a lot, so great battery life ahead especially for the 7 Plus.
Quick charge depends on what you think is "quick" enough, iPhone 6 and higher can use much more power. The Smart Battery Case is capable of greatly trimming the charge time, so much there could be some next gen battery tech involved. In the end such a battery cell could be included in next gen iPhone too.

And iOS ? We will have to wait for that.

posted on 07 Feb 2016, 14:35

64. youssef44 (Posts: 120; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


Quick charge like LG V10! From Zero to 100 in 65 minutes! It's too much better than iPhone 6s and 6s plus

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