We have been seeing a lot of rumors surrounding the upcoming iPhone 7, due to be released this fall. However, not many of those rumors seem credible enough, so it’s important to take a look at trusted online and print publications. The Wall Street Journal is one of those publications.
The WSJ is describing a situation where the iPhone 7 looks like the iPhone 6s, but without the headphone jack. The result of this design intervention is a thinner phone, that also could be water-resistant.
However, what is even more interesting is that the report also believes that 2017 iPhone will be dramatically different. This model should come with an OLED display like the Apple Watch and should include the Touch ID in the display while losing the Home button.
For years, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has expressed a desire for the iPhone to appear like a single sheet of glass, according to people familiar with the matter. The current design ideas for the 2017 iPhones are expected to push the handsets in that direction by eliminating much of the bezel around the display, with the OLED screen.
Aside from the headphone jack’s removal on the iPhone 7, the phone should come with a redesigned antenna. This means the back side would be much cleaner. There are also reports about a deep blue color option that would replace the space gray that Apple used since the iPhone 5s in 2013.
Furthermore, camera upgrades are expected to be a big selling point for the iPhone 7. The larger 5.5” model has been rumored to include a dual-camera sensor, and storage options could include 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
In case you are interested in more details regarding the next-generation iPhone, you can read our full report in our previously posted article.