Famous analyst expects the iPhone 7 to be Apple's thinnest smartphone ever

Although the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus haven't been announced yet, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who is known for often correctly predicting various new iPhone features) is already talking about the iPhone 7. Obviously expected to be released in the second half of 2016, the iPhone 7 could become Apple's thinnest smartphone ever.

According to Apple Insider, which had access to a "note" that Ming-Chi Kuo recently sent to investors, Apple wants the iPhone 7 to be between 6.0 and 6.5 mm thin. Even at 6.5 mm, the handset would be thinner than the iPhone 6, which, at 6.9 mm, is the thinnest iPhone to date.

As for the iPhone 6s - which should be announced next week, on September 9 - it's said that this will be slightly thicker than the iPhone 6 (around 7.1 mm), due to the use of a new, tougher aluminum alloy, and the implementation of Force Touch technology. Already used in the Apple Watch, Force Touch will allow future iPhone displays to differentiate between light taps and firm taps. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will use the same Force Touch implementation for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7.

Well, we're waiting to see exactly what the Cupertino company announces next week, and then we can really start talking about the iPhone 7.

P.S.: What you're seeing above is just an iPhone 7 concept.

source: Apple Insider



1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Render looks great (S6, is that you?). Thinnest iPhone with worst battery ever?

2. Subie

Posts: 2442; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Unless there is a breakthrough in battery tech coming next year.

9. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

They can reduce the thickness about 1mm with using OLED without sacrificing battery capacity. Also next year batteries will be slightly denser.

50. engineer-1701d unregistered

they wont be 1 mm smaller the density breakthru is samsungs and even they said its 2 to 3 years away from being in phones after testing and other things, also apple wants force touch so thicker the deal with lg is not inked yet and that would counter the lcd vs oled

32. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

I like you.

21. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

S6, is that you? No its a enlarged IPhone 4s....Something the S6 looks really similar too.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it doesnt. The iPhone 6 looks like an Ativ S. The S6 doesn't look like an iphone, it looks better.

30. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The iPhone 6 Rim does look like the Ativ S..however both phones don't share a similar back (The Ativ S has grooves on the lower back) and don't share a similar front (The iPhone front class is slightly rounded making the iPhone 6 symmetrical on the side, Ativ S is not symmetrical on the side), Although they share a similar Rim, they don't have anything else in common. The S6 is a simple rip off from the iPhone 4s and the sony xperia z3

33. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The current iPhone look like the iPods or a thinner original iPhone. The S6 looks like. A mix between an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 4. I don't get all the fuss over S6 being premium. The iPhone been premium since iPhone!

47. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

why become such a worshipper?

51. engineer-1701d unregistered

never fool

58. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Best to get an s6 edge plus then in gold and put it next to an iPhone 6 in gold and you soon see why the s6 edge is the best design going and even more so with the edge +

49. engineer-1701d unregistered

i agree it looks very nice but i dont think the analyst knows anything about tech if they make it thinner like android phones they will have a smaller battery then now and no glass protection and force touch also camera will be smaller then now. he or she should be fired

52. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Omg if iphone even slimmer then battery will stay last one hour ? Applle don't go even slimmer .. All rubbish these animations.. never became happen

54. kudus

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Dear tech industry, we dont need the thinnest smartphone, we need a bigger battery that can last us for a week or maybe a month !!!

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The 7 they should shrink bezels. More screen size. Phone is thin enough already.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1576; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I can be an analyst too, watch this: I expect the iPhone 8 to have the best camera of any iPhone yet. Oh PA, some of these analyst articles are just so stupid and useless.

5. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Woah, you just blew my thinking shell Ready for this one though? iPhone 7 will be capable of running iOS 10!

12. Derekjeter

Posts: 1576; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Mind blown! Here's one: I expect that Apple will continue to call their phone the "iPhone".

25. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

"Analyst predicts iPhone 7 will be manufactured using a proprietary geometric shape, called 'rectangular'".

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and next year iPhone7 will be the best iPhone ever

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well duhhh. Apple has an obsession with thinness. That's like saying this seasons superbowl will be the most recent.

45. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Haha ! Good one !

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2414; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

What would actually be impressive is if he could predict the exact diameters of the phone's size. Other than that, throwing out a random range of numbers what common sense dictates it likely being between is just dumb and not article worthy

27. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

if they predict the exact phone and battery size, apple will be busy finding spoiler guy inside their company

53. engineer-1701d unregistered

what would blow my mind is apple switched it up went big battery thicker oled and even allowed music downloads with no itunes and no icloude imessage and use whatever watch you want then i could consider buying one

8. Subie

Posts: 2442; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Looks like a glass back on these concept pics. I'd be surprise if they went this route but you never know.

22. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Why would it surprise you? They did it for the iPhone 4s

40. Subie

Posts: 2442; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Most people I know that had one also had the back cracked - one of the reasons Apple left this design. Plus this render looks just like the 4 but sized like the 6.

10. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Smartphones are already pencil thin. No one is asking for thinness anymore as a necessary feature and is no longer a relevant selling point.

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