iPhone 7 to ditch 3.5 mm jack, however no other major changes for this years model

We’ve heard a lot of rumors about the upcoming iPhone 7 duo lately, and today there’s a new one out. Unlike most, however, this comes from a usually trustworthy source, namely the Wall Street Journal. Speculations are rife that the iPhone 7 will not be very different compared to their last year’s predecessors, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

According to the Wall Street Journal, people familiar with matters pertaining to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have revealed that these smartphones would not be very different from their predecessor models. Apple is known for introducing overhaul changes to its flagship smartphones once every two year. However, it seems that the company will be breaking its self-imposed tradition this year.

The most important new ‘feature’ of the new phones will be the much talked about removal of the 3.5 mm headset jack. The removal of the jack will apparently make it easier for Apple to make its 2016 devices water resistant, and also thinner (possibly by 1 mm compared to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus). They will keep the 4.7″ and 5.5″ screen sizes from previous models.

If you’re looking for big changes in the iPhone lineup, then you’ll need to wait another year. For the ten-year anniversary iPhone models (presumed iPhone 8) launching in 2017. Apple is working on many new things, including giving them edge-to-edge AMOLED displays (which may even be curved), and eliminating the Home button by integrating its fingerprint scanner into the screen itself.

Source: GSM Arena

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