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

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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45 Comments

1. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

wall huggers will become signal hunters now....

3. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

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

6. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 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 $

32. Dr.SamX

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

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

46. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 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.

12. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 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.

26. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

31. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 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

40. Leo_MC

Posts: 6139; Member since: Dec 02, 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.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

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

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

14. kotan24

Posts: 291; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Lol =)

18. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

22. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

25. AlikMalix unregistered

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

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He's a fanboy. Fanboys have no standards.

33. Dr.SamX

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

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

34. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

37. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

35. AlikMalix unregistered

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...

23. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

2. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Funny how that news comes straight after samsung flush camera news

5. AlikMalix unregistered

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

8. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 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

9. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 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

38. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

42. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

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

36. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

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