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

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.


via Business Korea, BGR

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69 Comments

77. M.Dell

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

I really can't believe that Apple would use AMOLED over IPS technology.. Atleast for the foreseeable future.. The main reason I say this is that Apple has a reputation for bringing i would say a "luxurious" image to the cell phone market meaning new innovative and most importantly reliable Technology to the the table. Amoled doesn't seem to fit in this equation.. Look at samsung galaxy line the screens are beyond beautiful but they come with flaws that wouldn't be considered apple standard namely screen burn in. I think this flaw above all else will keep apple away.. Well until a newer innovative way to prevent this comes along.. I don't see this happening

76. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

iPhones are just now THINKING about getting AMOLED in 2016? Hahahaha, welcome to 2010, Apple retards!

69. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

any one else think removing headphone jack is a really bad idea unless they are going to give me a voucher to replace my expensive headphones with the same quality XD

73. Lukong

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 07, 2016

I don't remember if said before, but I heard talking about MicroUSB headphones unless your headphones don't have jacks and can maglock the sides.

68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Ceramic back? You mean like how the iPhone 4 and 4S were? with a ceramic back that crack easier than glass? lol That would be funny? AMOLED display? From who? Samsung?! YAY! But it will still fall short of Samsung Super AMOLED displays that put in their phone. Am sure Samsung isnt goign to give one of their prized possessions to Apple. Waterproof? Maybe you mean Water-resistant? No one makes a Waterproof phone. It would be so expensive no one would buy it. Even Sony's Xperia is not waterproof, it is water resistant. A metal phone is hard to make waterproof over plastic ones. It would require the device be completely seal from the side. It would also like be buoyant and not sink since such would require rubber seals nd some type of sealant. The problem with such is a hot phone will melt rubber seals and cause sealant to crack and chip. Apple with a waterproof phone? There present phone is quite water resistant already, even though it doesnt have an official IP rating. Even the writer does know the difference between Waterproof and water-resistant.

70. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Well, you can submerge a Xperia one meter under water for 30 mins. I gueess that counts as pretty waterproof. There are official requirements for different IP-xx classes you can look up on Wikipedia.

71. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it doesn't. Look at the IP67 rating. Waterproof. If you take your phone and buy a waterproof case. You can submerge it in water FOREVER!!!! Waterproof means water can't damage it ...PERIOD. Water resistant is a totally different thing. I realize there are different IP Ratings. The Xperia is like IP57 or something. Waterproof objects have no depth or time limit on how long they can be soaked in water. You actually need to use a dictionary and look up waterproof vs water-resistant. A waterproof device would simply get damage by water pressure, not from getting wet. All electronics have a depth limit because water pressure would damage the chips or other parts. But this has nothing to do with gettign wet. Waterproofing prevents water from gettign in period. Water-resistant would mean it will get wet, but can handle splashes, but not soaking There is no such thing as a waterproof electronic device. QUOTED FROM WIKI - "It is certified to IP55 and IP57 standards to be dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, and waterproof, allowing immersion under 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes" Webster Dictionary - Waterproof - impervious to water; especially : covered or treated with a material (as a solution of rubber) to prevent permeation by water. Water-resistant - designed to not be easily harmed or affected by water or to not allow water to pass through easily It's a huge difference. As I stated like the writer, many people don't know the difference.

72. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A submarine is complete waterproofed. It is also waterproofed against water pressure. That is why the electrnics inside a sub, won't screw up when it dives in deep water. The cabin of the sub is pressurized so that water pressure woudlnt screw up computer internal. It can also stay underwater, as long as it has a fuel source. As long as the sub doesn't lose pressure, or gets a water leak, or losses fuel; it could potentially stay underwater FOREVER. Water Resistant is what an Airplane is. You can fly in the rain and the water will have no effect on the plane itself, but landing in water is a different story and the plane will sink eventually because it isn't waterproof. Even the Galaxy S Active is not waterproof. It does offer better water-proofing than most phones including the Xperia. The S active has a IP68 rating while the Sony is IP55/57

63. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I wonder when Apple decides to switch to Amoled screens, if they are changing the looks of iOS too. With Amoled those white backgrounds iOS uses so much, will become a battery hog.

62. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

It looks like a Samsung Galaxy Note 5...

56. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I'm a huge apple hater but I'm just tired of developers being lazy with android and updates take forever unless you have a Nexus which I'm not really interested in so I have been considering an iPhone IF I don't lose too many traits of my Galaxy S6, like an amoled screen, ir blaster, at LEAST 1080p screen, at least 12mp camera (i saw the 6s's, its pretty nice) with f2.0 or lower, and 5mp front with at least f2.0 (I love my S6's f1.9 front camera), fast charging, and a 3.5 mm head phone jack (that shouldn't even be on the list but the stupid rumor of taking out the f**king headphone jack aka making you buy more things from apple because you're forced to and it's obvi hip) I feel like if it's better quality out of lighting port you should still have the option of a 3.5mm headphone jack.. It's thin enough it doesn't need to 6mm thin to be "better"

60. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry I am lost, my s6 as bee updated 1 time per month, it's up to Samsung when they make this android 6.0.1 and when they do it looks to be a big update going by the beta, ver, you,see you just said you not into nexus, then you are in Samsung tw android and that not the same thing, Samsung make 1 big update just like Apple and just like Google 1 time per year and you be getting that update on your s6 with all new edge panels and ram managerment, so I do not get your problem.

55. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hrm got to wonder if they've found a way to make ceramic less fragile, I know there are certain ones that are quite sturdy but the problem last I checked is that they aren't flexible, it can have all the strength it wants, but if its hit wrong once. Break. Ceramic might end up creating an iBreak

46. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

31. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

27. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 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.

49. Iodine

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

64. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

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

26. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

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

25. paralepiped

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

It's too early to expect credible information

24. paralepiped

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

Again, iPhone arena...

32. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Get a life loser

51. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

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

23. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Looks like Apple will bring it this year.

21. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 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.

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 932; Member since: May 07, 2014

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

17. Iodine

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

40. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

14. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

i hate to say but it looks damn beautiful

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