Rumor: iPhone 7 to be 1mm thinner, feature same dimensions as iPhone 6s and stereo speakers

iPhone 7 concept by Martin Hajek

A report from Mac Otakara claims that the iPhone 7 will be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6s. To achieve this thinness though, Apple will be making quite a few changes, including removing the 3.5mm audio jack — as previous rumors had also reported.

The iPhone 6s is 7.1mm thick, so a 1mm reduction in thickness will mean that the iPhone 7 will be around 6.1mm thick — same as the iPod Touch. Despite the increased thinness of the phone though, the camera module at the rear of the handset will not protrude from its body.

Surprisingly, the report says that the iPhone 7 will feature the same metal design and dimensions as the current generation iPhone 6s, and will not feature water resistance capabilities of any form. This contradicts other rumors of the iPhone 7 that have claimed the handset will come with a new design and waterproofing capabilities.

The report also claims that the iPhone 7 will come with stereo speakers, the first iPhone to do so if this report turns out to be true, and a slimmer Lightning port. The Lightning port in itself will remain untouched, with its reduced waistline only affecting case makers. The addition of stereo speakers should greatly help in improving the overall audio quality through speakers on the iPhone 7.

Other rumors surrounding the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus point to the handsets coming with an A10 chipset, 2GB RAM, a higher resolution display, and more.

[Via Mac Otakara]