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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1. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

7. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

45. 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.

67. Lukong

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 07, 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

16. Nopers unregistered

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

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7418; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

34. Unordinary unregistered

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".

36. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

43. Unordinary unregistered

you're *

58. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

35. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

42. Unordinary unregistered

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.

50. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Here is a link: If you can't see the similarity on the back top and bottom stripes, then you're blind.

52. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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

57. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

61. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

65. Nopers unregistered

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

53. MSi_GS70 unregistered

iphone 4 ? reflective back ?


Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

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

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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.

3. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

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

4. Rydsmith unregistered

Clicks for ad revenue on slow news days. This is why I use AdBlocker and have no qualms about it.

37. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

44. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Lol, i still have 19 adds blocked.

66. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

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

11. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

20. Iodine

Posts: 1493; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

22. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

And which phone doesn't look like a 6" phone ? The ones with smaller than 6" display except iphone.

39. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 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.

41. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

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