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New report predicts the iPhone 7: 6s dimensions, thinner, no waterproofing, dual-cam for Plus version

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New report predicts the iPhone 7: 6s dimensions, thinner, no waterproofing, dual-cam for Plus version

When it comes to sourcing material fresh from the iPhone 7 rumor mill, few places come close to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Digging into a new report, our friends from the land of the Rising Sun now say that the iPhone 7's height and width basically mirror that of the iPhone 6s. Thus, if the iPhone 7's size was ever a concern for you, this news should give you some peace of mind. But if you are thinking that Apple is resting on its laurels, you might want to stop and reconsider. KGI analyst and renowned Apple prophet Ming-Chi Kuo has long predicted that the seventh-gen iPhone will be slimmer thanks to an LCD array that is 1mm thinner. Concerning other design matters, the report says Apple is looking to do away with the 3.5mm jack, perhaps filling that space with a second speaker for stereo sound. By deleting the headphone jack, Apple wants to accomplish a thinner Lightning port design as well.

Even thinner than thinner!

Moreover, the publication dismisses rumors that Apple would introduce a new waterproof composite material for iPhone 7 as false. Instead, the device is expected to have the same level of water resistance offered by its existing design.

Additionally, Mac Otakara reiterates that the iPhone 7's rear-facing camera will be flush with the phone's metal casing, eliminating the unsightly "camera bump" on the iPhone 6 and 6s. As for other camera-related things, the presence of a dual-camera system (probably designed by imaging firm LinX, which Apple purchased in 2015) is a more ambigous matter. The new report claims the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 won't have dual-lens technology, but the 5.5-inch variant might. Ming-Chi Kuo detailed Apple's work on dual-CCM imaging in advance, explaining the solution incorporates two 12-megapixel sensors, one with optical image stabilization and a wider field of view, the another with a 2-3x telephoto lens. Supply constraints could limit the system to a special iPhone 7 Plus version, possibly named "Pro".

Apple is widely expected to announce its next-generation iPhones this fall, in tradition with the company's annual smartphone refresh cycle. Meanwhile, a revamped 4-inch iPhone is in the making and could be released in March.

via: Apple Insider

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posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:26 3

1. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Thinner less battery meh

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:27 6

2. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


But im sure apples dual camera will be actually put to good use unlike android s**t attempts.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:29 11

4. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Btw love how apple started early with rumours , scared as f**k because of S7 haha.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:33 2

32. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


They're actually pretty late this year. Around this time in 2014, we had actual drawings/schematics of the iPhone 6 redesign and not just some rumors. And the buzz surrounding the S7 is definitely not as dramatic as it was last year with the S6 so I doubt fear is what they're feeling right now.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:33

38. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hahaha, you wrong, why there was load of buzz, there was no stock, all network I. The U.K., sold out of the edge, very fast
Keeping to the main black and gold and 32gb of the edge, means all networks have loads of stock why the buzz is on

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:53

9. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Meh, I'd take a phone with a less capable camera but better battery life than a great shooter that needs to be charged frequently

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:06

36. xondk (Posts: 1203; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


'good use' for dual camera being, what? taking a certain type of picture?, when phones are used as 'snappers' by the vast majority? would have to be a kind of picture that makes sense, 3d? or?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:52

40. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


"when phones are used as 'snappers' by the vast majority?"

You aren't majority. You can't speak for everyone.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 14:39

46. xondk (Posts: 1203; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


its funny you go "you aren't a majority" when I think it was pretty clear that it doesn't include myself in that, and I think you may have the snapper part misunderstood, at least here it is understood at. "Taking pictures without any effects or extra stuff on them"
Which is what I mean by it, people use them to take pictures, not to take the 'special' picture modes and whatnot, or at last not the majority of the time, so that's why I asked what a "good use" was because, it would need to be something you'd want to use often in my book? not just something used once or twice and then never more?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 11:29 1

44. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 764; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


I hope that some company will explore the real potential of dual camera setup, rather than just putting gimmicky features.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:14 1

16. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


A phone can become thinner with a smaller battery but last longer..

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:03 10

26. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


So what? Imagine an iPhone with 3000mAh, wouldn't that be great? Or are you one of those who want to be able to use their phones to chop vegetables?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 11:58

45. Ruturaj (Posts: 1277; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


True, it's like apple just thinks about thickness, there are other 2 dimensions

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:22

47. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


There are people out there who want a thin phone over a longer lasting battery.. By making the phone thin and increasing its lifespan, even by a small mont.. both parties get what they want.

The iPhone last year internally was the same size as the iPhone 6 yet had a battery lifespan to match that of the Note 4.

The new iphone will be thinner and it will have either greater or similar lifespan..Both camps will win.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:40

51. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Okay you win the internet, it appears that no matter what I say you would still stand in your iPhone fetish.
Gosh why is it so hard to talk to fanboys.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:23

19. carlemillward (unregistered)


It could stay the same capacity, after all the LCD array is 1mm thinner, the phone is 6.1mm thick, meaning the battery is still 1810mAh. Plus getting rid of the 3mm jack for stereo speakers is a good move, now every other Chinese manufacturer will have stereo speakers.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:27 8

3. Arschsalat (banned) (Posts: 158; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


720p display ?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:16 5

18. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


For such a small screen.. 720p is fine.. Samsung's 2k display makes things sharper but the amount of detail seen between Apples 720p and Samsung's 2k is identical..

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:27 8

20. Arschsalat (banned) (Posts: 158; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


But samsung use Virtual Reality. And i don´t want to pay 740€ for a 720p phone.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:06 7

27. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Identical? You need to take your fanboy glasses off.
The iPhone would be perfect if it had a bigger battery amd higher res screen.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:26

48. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Like i said.. 2k makes thing sharper however the level of detail is not a major improvement and wouldn't affect everyday use..owning an Iphone and a Note 5 as a company phone.. when YOU take of your fanboy glasses and use phones.. the screen quality is not noticeable.

The only noticeable difference isn't with the screen res.. but with OLED.. The colors are just so much more better on the note

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:34 1

50. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I can't because I don't have any, in case you aren't capable enough to analyze my username, I would tell you that I am no fanboy of any brand or company.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:08 7

28. Macready (Posts: 841; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


"Apples 720p and Samsung's 2k is identical.."

If you're suffering from an eye condition, sure.

Having them right in front of me, I can't subscribe to that claim at all. Text alone looks quite a bit better on the Samsung.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:30

49. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Texting alone looks but not because of the better res.. but due to AMOLED

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:30 2

31. dimas (Posts: 1910; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Samsung s7 cost only $700 in my country for a QHD, fast processor, huge battery and ram. iphone always launch their 16gb and 64gb at... Never mind.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:56 1

41. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


" between Apples 720p and Samsung's 2k is identical"

You're kidding, right?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:32 4

5. AkoSiKuting (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


haters gonna hate, but iphone no.1 once again period

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:42 2

6. Se7eNMONK3YS (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


I have to agree, as much as I love android, my iPhone 6s plus wins it for me. Also have the nexus 6 which is also a great phone. I do hope that Apple do away with 16 gb option though.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:43

7. maxha97 (Posts: 90; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


I agree with you
but their recent actions are not that good as before

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:54 15

10. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The iPhone is great but you are certainly a cancer in the comment sections.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:55 18

11. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Samsung had the right idea to make the S7 thicker and justify it with better battery, waterproofing and more new features.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:59 8

12. Carbo (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Aug 2015)


It's ok, Apple will release a bigger battery case.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:24 2

35. monoke (Posts: 272; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


If it's as ugly as the preggo pack, than no thanks! Lol

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 10:00

42. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


"It's ok, Apple will release a bigger battery case"

Yeah, for more profits.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 04:59 1

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


While not genuinely concerned with waterproofing, the dual camera has me wondering.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:09 2

14. aho13 (Posts: 96; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


new lighting cable ! no headphone jack ! I hope that is not true , replacing the lighting cable with standard USB C is welcomed and extra 2 mm in thickness with double battery life is better than 1 mm slimmer with same battery life .

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:11

15. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


soooo the + model get the good camera huh?... f*ck. i don't want to have huge phones anymore im done with note phones.. its annoying when you're at the gym or out doing sh*t

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:33

21. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2031; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Same height and width, wouldn't that mean the same screen to body ratio? I don't like at all.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:41

23. AlikMalix (Posts: 5069; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I agree... really was hoping for a new design... the 6/6s looks outdated....

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:52

24. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2031; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I like the 6/6s design but it is getting old and a change is definitely needed. I'm pretty sure they could change the design and keep the same height and width as the 6/6plus but the iPhone 7 needs to enter into the 70% screen to body ratio game and it won't be able to do that with the same height and width as the i6s.

The design and screen to body ratio are going to heavily influence my decision on rather or not I get the iPhone 7 or switch back to android.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:10

34. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Not outdated but ugly, like the G5. They should've continuity the iP5 design. Which I really liked.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 10:02

43. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


G5 isn't ugly. No!

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:40

22. Chuck007 (Posts: 1036; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Remember when the "pro" moniker was meant for creative professionals?

If Steve Jobs was alive today he'd smack Tim Cook on the back of the head.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 05:55

25. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2031; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Give him the old dumb slap lol.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:10 2

29. Macready (Posts: 841; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


If the camera sits flush on an even thinner body, they will likely stay with the smaller camera sensor(s), nor improve the aperture size (...at best). Physics at work.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 06:12

30. grbrao (Posts: 276; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


look like saturation point has come for the mobile phones. uprgading from iphone6s, and samsung s6, is not worth this year...

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:45

39. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


S6 edge upgrade pros to the s7 edge
1:Bigger screen phone , very close on the same size including better in the hand, making the iPhone plus look outdated tech
2:way bigger battery
3:better in dark cam
4:ip68
5:sd card support
6:way better CPU
7:4gb of ram
8:always on display
9:Game mode
10 better for VR due to CPU

Good look to even getting to 5 with the new iPhone 7

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:10

33. monoke (Posts: 272; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


Same height/width? Bezel beast 2.0?

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