In another piece of evidence that September’s iPhone 7 may not offer a radical redesign of the curvaceous iPhone 6 or 6s, a newly-released schematic suggests that the next-gen iPhone 7 will boast an identical height and width to last year’s 2015-era iPhone refresh.
Good thing or not? Either way, check out the picture below.
Although there’s always a chance that leaks are wrong, it seems more and more clear that Apple is saving its big iPhone refresh — in both specs and design — for next year’s handset, which will coincide with the tenth birthday of Apple’s breakthrough smartphone. Sone reports have even claimed Apple will skip the iPhone 7s name altogether and go straight for the iPhone 8.
For the iPhone 7, meanwhile, it seems that Apple will possibly ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, while adding a dual-lens camera, faster A10 chip, and more. While it was originally reported that Apple had plans to also bring over the Smart Connector from its iPad Pro line, newer reports suggest that this won’t be the case.
Given that this year’s iPhone comes in the first year in which Apple has seen declining sales for the iPhone, it would definitely be a bold move to stick so closely to a similar design for the third year running. Then again, maybe making it thinner or featuring fewer ugly antenna lines will be enough to appease customers?
Are you excited about this year’s iPhone 7 — or do you think you’ll wait for the big anniversary edition next year? Leave your comments below.