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Apple fans will expect something big from the upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed the iPhone 7, but they could be in for a disappointment if they want a new look. A report has claimed the next-generation device will come with a design almost identical to the iPhone 6s that was released last year.

The Cupertino giant is tight-lipped on its upcoming new device, but reports have claimed it will release two variants of iPhone – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – in September this year. The device should come in the third quarter of the year as the iPhone 6s will complete a yearly cycle in the market by that time.

In what could come as a disappointment for many, French website NoWhereElse (via 9to5mac) has published a sketch of phone with the "@onleaks" watermark, which it claimed to be the upcoming iPone 7, and there is no noticeable difference in it from the design of its predecessor, the iPhone 6s. The sketch doesn't show any details except the height and width. 

Apple fans had earlier expressed disappointment over the design of iPhones, saying the handsets  released over the last few years come with similar design.

According to reports, the iPhone 7 is expected to sport a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 7 will have a 5.5-inch screen. Both variants are expected to share other specifications, like an A10 chip, the iOS 10 operating system, 2GB/3GB RAM, and a dual-lens DSLR-style camera with OIS (optical image stabilisation).

The iPhone 7 may also come without Apple's iconic Home button and antenna band. It was earlier reported that the 3.5mm headphone jack could be replaced by a lightning jack, but latest reports have suggested that the headphone jack will stay.