The iPhone’s prominent (and, dare we say it, somewhat ugly) antenna bands have been a staple of Apple’s handsets for a few years now. However, a new photo — allegedly leaked by Apple device maker Foxconn — shows off Cupertino’s more minimal approach with the upcoming iPhone 7.
What do you think?
As per iPhone tradition, the iPhone 7 is set to land this September. In addition to the redesigned chassis it is also rumored to be adding stereo speakers and a Smart Connector for the first time, while also dropping the headphone jack.
None of those upgrades can be spotted in this particular photo, but the ditching of prominent antenna bands is certainly an improvement from where I sit. If Apple does choose to downsize these bands, it may relate to a patent filed earlier this year, describing a new composite material which looks like the anodized metal that iPhone cases are made out of, but allows wireless signals to more easily travel through.
What are you hoping for from Apple’s iPhone 7? Leave your comments below.