Leaked iPhone 7s dimensions show a larger, thicker chassis because... glass


So far, we've had countless of leaks, rumors, dummies and case maker renders trying to guesstimate and depict the upcoming iPhone 8 with a new for Apple OLED display that will supposedly occupy most of the handset's front. That's not all there will be to this year's iPhone crop announcement next month, though. In fact, Apple should be unveiling three handsets - one unorthodox iPhone 8 to hint at where the phone maker is going, and two more legacy-oriented iPhone 7s and 7s Plus upgrades that are meant to satisfy those used to the current hardware paradigm.

It is understandable that all the leaks and rumors so far have been focused on the shiny new iPhone 8 concept, but some news are slowly starting to trickle down about the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, too. Today's portion is based on case maker sketches obtained by a German Apple-centric blog, which reveal that the iPhone 7s will be slightly thicker than the iPhone 7, mostly because the new edition should have a glass, instead of aluminum, chassis. The case maker that provided these schematics claims they have sources at Foxconn, the iPhone's assembler, so these might turn out credible in the end.

We've heard the rumor about the glass chassis on all new iPhones, aimed to facilitate wireless charging, and now there is a tangential evidence that might indeed be the casing. As you can see from the schematics above, the 7s could be slightly larger in all dimensions than the 7, though probably not to the extent that the current cases won't fit at all with a bit of stretching. In any case, pun not intended, we've no doubts that these eventual new dimensions will spark a veritable flood of "iPhone 7s" wrappers from all major case makers anyway.

source: GigaApple via 9to5Mac

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19 Comments

1. raerae

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Nothing evolutionary. Next. *yawn

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7319; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If it comes with the same low resolution 4.7" HD display. For the same flagship prices as the iPhone 7. Then Apple deserves to get that money, and those users who do purchase that device also deserve to get it up the rear from Apple. Especially when the competition sells smartphones with full HD displays at a fraction of the price that Apple charges. There was an article on CNET that compared a $180 Android smartphone to the iPhone 7 plus. It's a really good read. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/iphone-vs-cheap-android/

2. shield

Posts: 836; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Big bezel.

3. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Mega bezel.

13. Xilam unregistered

Titan bezel multiplied by 10.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

People were happy with the bezels before. Why is bezels a big deal now? It's just a fad. It isn't gonna last very long. I give it a couple more years and phones with bezels will return. Unless of course someone comes up with a completely bezel-less phone design, that won't be like a bar of Caress soap. lol

4. twens

Posts: 1174; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

iPhone can never do no wrong. When it’s ticker an excuse will be made. When it’s slim same excuse. Smh

5. mixedfish

Posts: 1554; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Who gives a crap who 'thin' it is, dimensions should be measured from the hump.

6. splus

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

LOL, even larger bezels than iPhone 7, which are already huge!

7. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

This design from 2014 to be sent in 2018. This time with .... glass. Lol. We are so stupid to buy this. Ah, and thicker:-|

8. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why are you so stupid as to buy this, if you don't want it?

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Why are you so stupid as to buy this , if you don't want it?" Probably because it's so stupid to but what you don't want.

10. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

We, like a species. You will see the numbers will be big. I still dont have the answer

12. mikehunta727 unregistered

You don't have the answer but the answer is so easy. It's going to be a pretty awesome device that will be well made, and a lot of people are going to want to buy it because it'll be a great device. Such wow, so much logic and reasoning involved here, my brain hurt now,

14. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

If its so great, pay them another 700. Hope this time around they offer you fast charging at least. I find this great device to be outdated in any way you wanna put it. Should do great around 300 mark though. Im happy for you and wish you all ghe best. Thanks for helping me understand.

15. mikehunta727 unregistered

I'll be getting something else but many are gonna buy it and enjoy the device. Why does this bother you so much anyway? Who cares

17. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

I would like to see competition again. They became lazy. They are buying Samsung screens for example. I would like to see them pushing again. It would be great for us all. For example imagine ip 8 with finger print sensor under the screen.

18. mikehunta727 unregistered

Well Apple is supposively working on Micro LED technology for screens but we will see where that goes

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Probably they'll give it a proper battery size this time? like 4000mAh or something? (5hours charging?)

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