New report predicts the iPhone 7: 6s dimensions, thinner, no waterproofing, dual-cam for Plus version


When it comes to sourcing material fresh from the iPhone 7 rumor mill, few places come close to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Digging into a new report, our friends from the land of the Rising Sun now say that the iPhone 7's height and width basically mirror that of the iPhone 6s. Thus, if the iPhone 7's size was ever a concern for you, this news should give you some peace of mind. But if you are thinking that Apple is resting on its laurels, you might want to stop and reconsider. KGI analyst and renowned Apple prophet Ming-Chi Kuo has long predicted that the seventh-gen iPhone will be slimmer thanks to an LCD array that is 1mm thinner. Concerning other design matters, the report says Apple is looking to do away with the 3.5mm jack, perhaps filling that space with a second speaker for stereo sound. By deleting the headphone jack, Apple wants to accomplish a thinner Lightning port design as well.

Moreover, the publication dismisses rumors that Apple would introduce a new waterproof composite material for iPhone 7 as false. Instead, the device is expected to have the same level of water resistance offered by its existing design.

Additionally, Mac Otakara reiterates that the iPhone 7's rear-facing camera will be flush with the phone's metal casing, eliminating the unsightly "camera bump" on the iPhone 6 and 6s. As for other camera-related things, the presence of a dual-camera system (probably designed by imaging firm LinX, which Apple purchased in 2015) is a more ambigous matter. The new report claims the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 won't have dual-lens technology, but the 5.5-inch variant might. Ming-Chi Kuo detailed Apple's work on dual-CCM imaging in advance, explaining the solution incorporates two 12-megapixel sensors, one with optical image stabilization and a wider field of view, the another with a 2-3x telephoto lens. Supply constraints could limit the system to a special iPhone 7 Plus version, possibly named "Pro".

Apple is widely expected to announce its next-generation iPhones this fall, in tradition with the company's annual smartphone refresh cycle. Meanwhile, a revamped 4-inch iPhone is in the making and could be released in March.

via: Apple Insider

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51 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Thinner less battery meh

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

But im sure apples dual camera will be actually put to good use unlike android s**t attempts.

4. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Btw love how apple started early with rumours , scared as f**k because of S7 haha.

32. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

They're actually pretty late this year. Around this time in 2014, we had actual drawings/schematics of the iPhone 6 redesign and not just some rumors. And the buzz surrounding the S7 is definitely not as dramatic as it was last year with the S6 so I doubt fear is what they're feeling right now.

38. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahaha, you wrong, why there was load of buzz, there was no stock, all network I. The U.K., sold out of the edge, very fast Keeping to the main black and gold and 32gb of the edge, means all networks have loads of stock why the buzz is on

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Meh, I'd take a phone with a less capable camera but better battery life than a great shooter that needs to be charged frequently

36. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

'good use' for dual camera being, what? taking a certain type of picture?, when phones are used as 'snappers' by the vast majority? would have to be a kind of picture that makes sense, 3d? or?

40. hexa-core.

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

"when phones are used as 'snappers' by the vast majority?" You aren't majority. You can't speak for everyone.

46. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

its funny you go "you aren't a majority" when I think it was pretty clear that it doesn't include myself in that, and I think you may have the snapper part misunderstood, at least here it is understood at. "Taking pictures without any effects or extra stuff on them" Which is what I mean by it, people use them to take pictures, not to take the 'special' picture modes and whatnot, or at last not the majority of the time, so that's why I asked what a "good use" was because, it would need to be something you'd want to use often in my book? not just something used once or twice and then never more?

44. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I hope that some company will explore the real potential of dual camera setup, rather than just putting gimmicky features.

16. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

A phone can become thinner with a smaller battery but last longer..

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So what? Imagine an iPhone with 3000mAh, wouldn't that be great? Or are you one of those who want to be able to use their phones to chop vegetables?

45. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

True, it's like apple just thinks about thickness, there are other 2 dimensions

47. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

There are people out there who want a thin phone over a longer lasting battery.. By making the phone thin and increasing its lifespan, even by a small mont.. both parties get what they want. The iPhone last year internally was the same size as the iPhone 6 yet had a battery lifespan to match that of the Note 4. The new iphone will be thinner and it will have either greater or similar lifespan..Both camps will win.

51. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Okay you win the internet, it appears that no matter what I say you would still stand in your iPhone fetish. Gosh why is it so hard to talk to fanboys.

19. carlemillward unregistered

It could stay the same capacity, after all the LCD array is 1mm thinner, the phone is 6.1mm thick, meaning the battery is still 1810mAh. Plus getting rid of the 3mm jack for stereo speakers is a good move, now every other Chinese manufacturer will have stereo speakers.

3. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

720p display ?

18. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

For such a small screen.. 720p is fine.. Samsung's 2k display makes things sharper but the amount of detail seen between Apples 720p and Samsung's 2k is identical..

20. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

But samsung use Virtual Reality. And i don´t want to pay 740€ for a 720p phone.

27. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Identical? You need to take your fanboy glasses off. The iPhone would be perfect if it had a bigger battery amd higher res screen.

48. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Like i said.. 2k makes thing sharper however the level of detail is not a major improvement and wouldn't affect everyday use..owning an Iphone and a Note 5 as a company phone.. when YOU take of your fanboy glasses and use phones.. the screen quality is not noticeable. The only noticeable difference isn't with the screen res.. but with OLED.. The colors are just so much more better on the note

50. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I can't because I don't have any, in case you aren't capable enough to analyze my username, I would tell you that I am no fanboy of any brand or company.

28. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"Apples 720p and Samsung's 2k is identical.." If you're suffering from an eye condition, sure. Having them right in front of me, I can't subscribe to that claim at all. Text alone looks quite a bit better on the Samsung.

49. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Texting alone looks but not because of the better res.. but due to AMOLED

31. dimas

Posts: 3369; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Samsung s7 cost only $700 in my country for a QHD, fast processor, huge battery and ram. iphone always launch their 16gb and 64gb at... Never mind.

41. hexa-core.

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

" between Apples 720p and Samsung's 2k is identical" You're kidding, right?

5. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

haters gonna hate, but iphone no.1 once again period

6. Se7eNMONK3YS

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

I have to agree, as much as I love android, my iPhone 6s plus wins it for me. Also have the nexus 6 which is also a great phone. I do hope that Apple do away with 16 gb option though.

7. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I agree with you but their recent actions are not that good as before

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The iPhone is great but you are certainly a cancer in the comment sections.

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