One of the hallmarks of Apple’s tick-tock cycle of iPhone updates is that every other iPhone gets thinner than its predecessors. The iPhone 7, then, should be thinner than the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, just as they were thinner than the iPhone 5.
But how crazy thin will the iPhone 7 be? Just as thin as the iPod Touch, says one of the most reputable Apple analysts in the business.
KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo – who we say is the best Apple analyst on the planet, and rarely gets his information wrong – has issued a new report, saying that the iPhone 7 will be somewhere between 6 and 6.5mm when it is released late next year. That would not only put it within reach of a current-gen iPod Touch’s thinness, but would shave anywhere from 0.6 to 0.9 millimeters off of the thickness of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.
That’s pretty astonishing, although Kuo warns that the iPhone 7 won’t have major upgrades when it comes to Force Touch, or even the process through which Apple is currently making the display of the iPhone 6s. He says to expect Apple to stick with in-cell displays, since it’s unlikely Apple will ever try to follow its increasingly desperate competitors down the path towards 4K smartphone displays.
Here’s a question: is it possible for the iPhone to get too thin? Because Apple looks like they’re going to keep making the iPhone thinner until picking it up wrong will slice off your fingers.