An alleged sketch of the iPhone 7 indicates that it will have the same height and width as the iPhone 6s — 138.3 x 67.12mm. Apple usually gives its iPhone lineup a major design refresh once every couple of years, so it is surprising to see that the company will apparently retain the same dimensions of the handset as its predecessor.
The sketch does not mention anything about the thickness of the handset which is rumored to be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6s. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the sketch is that it shows a larger camera lens cutout on the rear of the iPhone. This indicates that the iPhone 7 will likely come with a larger sensor that should improve its camera performance.
While the iPhone was once considered to be the king in terms of camera performance in the smartphone market, it has now been surpassed by many competitive Android smartphones, especially those from Samsung and LG. It was expected that Apple would dramatically improve the camera performance with the iPhone 6s last year, but the changes were minor at best. The bigger iPhone 7 Plus is rumored to feature a dual-camera set up for even better camera performance.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7 in September this year. Rumors point to the handset coming with a waterproof design, dual speakers, and a Smart Connector port. In order to free up more space inside the handset, Apple is also expected to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack on the upcoming iPhone.
If the iPhone 7 ends up having the same thickness as the iPhone 6s as well, it will mean that existing cases for the 6s will fit the latter as well. What do you think? Will the iPhone 7 be thinner than the iPhone 6s or will it have the same dimensions as its predecessor?