Design Drawing Suggests iPhone 7 Will Have Same Length and Width as iPhone 6s

iPhone-7-design-drawingA purported sketch of the iPhone 7 obtained by French website NWE points towards the next-generation smartphone having the same length and width as the iPhone 6s.

The unverified drawing shows the iPhone 7 has the same 138.3mm (5.44 inches) length and 6.71mm (2.64 inches) width as the iPhone 6s, but the depth of the new smartphone is not listed for comparison.

The sketch also depicts a larger and slightly convex camera housing, suggesting that the iPhone 7 could possibly have a larger sensor and a nearly flush camera cutout.

Conflicting rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 series may or may not include a 3.5mm headphone jack, Smart Connector, and dual-lens camera system, while it is possible some of those features may be exclusive to the larger iPhone 7 Plus (or Pro?)

The sketch is consistent with a previous iPhone 7 Plus design drawing that showed the larger 5.5-inch smartphone will likewise have identical dimensions as the iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the smartphones will not have "many attractive selling points," and it appears increasingly likely that Apple will break away from its typical tick-tock "S" design cycle and maintain the same 6-series form factor for a third consecutive year.

Other rumored features for the iPhone 7 series include a touch-sensitive home button, waterproofing and dustproofing, repositioned antenna bands, stereo speakers, wireless charging, and a slightly larger battery. Apple may reserve some features for the following iPhone in 2017, which rumors suggest could be far more compelling with an all-new OLED display, glass casing, and several other changes.

Top Rated Comments

bushido Avatar
60 months ago
meh boring I'll pass. Gonna rock my iPhone 6 another year. new record
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aussi3 Avatar
60 months ago
Apple will lose bad if this next phone turns out to be the same as 6s
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robotica Avatar
60 months ago
I think this is going to be a very hard year for Apple.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Brookzy Avatar
60 months ago
Is it just me who thinks the form factor is really past its time? The big chin, forehead and side bezels need to go.

Sure the chin needs to be there for Touch ID (for now!) but there's no excuse for the side bezels!
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrismail627 Avatar
60 months ago
iPhone 7 just keeps sounding worse...and worse...and worse :(

The thing is too, if Apple is planning a big release in 2017, the smartphone industry will have progressed as well, so I feel that the 2017 iPhone will be dated once it comes out. I mean, they're talking about putting an AMOLED screen in it, but those have already been around for a while. Same thing with wireless charging. I do hope that Apple does manage to come out with an impressive flagship sometime soon; it's a shame to see them falling behind.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garirry Avatar
60 months ago
But obviously, Apple is going to make it one millimetre thinner in expense of everything that's still left of the phone. "Headphone jack? Good battery? Who needs those anyway!"
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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