The iPhone 7 is set to be a whole 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6s, according to a new report — making it the same 6.1mm thickness as the fifth-generation iPod touch.
Considering that the first generation iPhone was 11.6mm thick, this means that Apple will have successfully shaved off almost half the thickness of its slimline iPhone over the course of the handset’s lifecycle, should this rumor turn out to be true. That’s a pretty amazing statistic!
The iPhone 7 is also unlikely to look fundamentally different from its predecessor, although it will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, add stereo speakers for the first time in iPhone history, and boast a slightly thinner Lightning port — but thankfully not thin enough that you’ll need to change connectors.
Finally, the report notes that the iPhone 7 is unlikely to be waterproof. While this is certainly a disappointment in some ways, it should be pointed out that Apple has been working to make its iPhones gradually more water resistant, adding a series of valves to the iPhone 6s to help keep water out of the handset, for example.
Macotakara’s report doesn’t differ hugely from the predictions made previously by reliable Apple analyst KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, but it does seem to corroborate those rumors.
Personally, I’d rather that Apple provide a bigger battery than focus on slimming down the iPhone even more. I’d also like the designers to try and make the iPhone 7 less slippery than the two previous phones, although it doesn’t seem like that is on the cards. Stereo speakers certainly sound good, though.
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