The Wall Street Journal in a new report have suggested the 2016 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will not feature major design changes aside from the removal of the headphone jack. So, the major changes to Apple iPhone won’t be coming this year, you have to wait till 2017, when apple will Launch its iPhone 8; ditching its iPhone 7s.
Moreover, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus which are going to come this year will continue to feature 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays same as their big Flagship devices iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with only “minute changes” to the exterior of the devices.
No major changes to iPhone 7 exteriors are expected and Past rumors indicate that the two devices will be the same size as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but with relocated antenna bands that no longer span across the back of the bodies.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the removal of the headphone jack will make the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus thinner while also improving its water resistance. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said the iPhone 7 could be 1mm thinner than the current iPhone 6s.
At a meeting with an Apple executive last month, one of the company’s China-based engineers asked why this year’s model lacked a major design change in keeping with Apple’s usual two-year cycle. The answer, one person at the meeting recalled, was that the new technology in the pipeline will take time to implement.