A new analyst report says that the iPhone 7 coming in 2016 will be much thinner than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.
Just last week we published a report criticizing Apple's obsession with thinness. We argued that the new Sony Xperia Z5 looks dramatically better than the iPhone 6. No protruding camera and no antenna lines at the back. The sleak phone is packed with the world's first 4K display and a 23MP camera. Sony manages to keep all this tech inside a case that is only 0.7mm thicker than the iPhone 6S will be.
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Over the weekend respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities issued a report according to AppleInsider that says Apple will go even thinner with the iPhone 7 next year. According the report the iPhone 7 is going to be between 6 and 6.5mm thin. This would make the iPhone 7 about as thin as the iPod Touch (6.1mm) and the iPhone Air 2 (6.1mm).
This likely means that Apple will stick to the protruding camera lens, continuing to break with the clean minimalist design concept Apple is known for. The iPhone 5 will be known as the most beautiful iPhone in history, if Apple does not reconsider its plans. There is hope that Kuo is wrong with the prediction.
All smartphone makers struggle with the backside camera. The only way to go though, is what Sony did with the Xperia Z5. A smooth and even backside is what looks best on a smartphone.
It is still very early on in the iPhone 7 rumor mill. Apple is going to change the design for the iPhone 7, as the company does every two years.
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This week Apple will unveil the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus with 3D Touch Screen. This screen is expected to also be used in the iPhone 7.