Some might have thought speculating on Apple's upcoming next-generation device dubbed as the iPhone 7 even before the release of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus was crazy but that's not uncommon for a flagship device from major mobile phone makers like Apple as planning begins months prior to production.
Hype on the iPhone 7 gained more momentum after the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and now leaks have revealed several details.
The Cupertino giant may not reveal the release date of its iPhone 7 like in the past but it has the tradition of launching its flagship smartphones, including the recently released iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in the month of September. So, the upcoming device is also expected to be unveiled at around the same time in 2016.
According to reports that have surfaced so far, the iPhone 7 is expected to sport a flat LCD screen, powered by A10 chip and house six-element lenses. It is also expected to come with features like sapphire screen, which was expected to be seen in the iPhone 6, water proof, dust proof, wireless charger and a complete metal body.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said in a note to investors (citing sources) that Apple is planning to make its upcoming iPhone, possibly the iPhone 7, between 6.0 and 6.5 mm thick, which mean it will be as thin as the iPod touch and iPad Air 2, reported DigiTimes.
It is also being reported that the iPhone 7 will have a design very different from earlier Apple devices. Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray told Barron's that the Cupertino giant might discard its iconic Home button for its upcoming device. It is not confirmed but it could come true if 3D Touch technology seen in the iPhone 6s is any indication.