iPhone 7 will have more tiny design changes you won’t notice


iPhone 7 mockup
The iPhone 7's dual-lens camera could be a game changer.
Photo: Martin Hajek

The iPhone 7 is set to be one of the most boring updates Apple’s ever released. The new iPhone will look just like the iPhone 6/6s, except a new report claims it will have some minor tweaks on the front you probably won’t even notice.

Apple allegedly plans to tweak the top ear speaker on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus so that the opening is slightly longer, according to Macotakara. As a result, most protective films that worked on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s probably won’t fit the iPhone 7.

The site also claims the ambient light sensor will move from the left side to the right side of the device. The rear camera opening on the iPhone 7 will supposedly be slightly larger, and the report “confirms” that the iPhone 7 Plus will upgrade to a dual-lens camera.

It’s also been rumored that Apple plans to ditch the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, making way for a second speaker at the bottom. The antenna bands of the rear shell have also been simplified, according to alleged leaks out of China.

Even if Apple adds other features like waterproofing, a speedier A10 processor, more RAM and improved 3D Touch, it sounds like the company’s new smartphone will be a bit lackluster. Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 7 sometime this fall.


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