‘iPhone 7’ said to be as thin as the iPod touch

Force Touch iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

For those that remember, devices used to be pretty thick. Now, though, they’re ridiculously thin already, and now a new report suggests the iPhone that launches after the iPhone 6s could be even thinner.

According to a new note from KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, the “iPhone 7” will have a thickness that’s strikingly close to the iPod touch. Specifically, the note suggests that the iPhone 7’s thickness could be measured in between 6.0mm and 6.5mm. That the iPod touch measures in at 6.1mm, that would be quite the accomplishment for the iPhone lineup.

Compare that to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which come in at 6.9mm and 7.1mm, respectively.

There’s a mention of Force Touch in the iPhone 7, too, with the analyst stating that Apple will continue to use the technology in the model launched in 2016. That’s not at all surprising, though, considering that Force Touch is present in so many devices already, and will be in even more once the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch. Relatedly, a new report surfaced recently that suggested the Force Touch in the new iPhones will be even more advanced than what’s present in MacBook trackpads or the Apple Watch.

Chi-Kuo also states that the inclusion of Force Touch in the iPhone 7 also means that Apple is likely to shift to glass-on-glass for its display, rather than the in-cell technology it currently employs. That would actually match up with a report from last week, so it’s likely that this rumor will pick up pace throughout the coming months.

Are you looking forward to iPhones getting even thinner?

[via MacRumors]