While the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus have reportedly entered production, the iPhone 7 is unlikely to arrive until late 2016. The iPhone 6S will have a similar design as the current flagship. But the iPhone 7 is expected to have a different design than the typical ‘S’ models. We have already seen a few interesting iPhone 7 concepts, but the latest one is so good that you would want to see it in reality.
iPhone 7 without the ugly plastic band
YouTuber Concepts iPhone imagines what Apple’s 2016 iPhone would look like. The rendering has no plastic antenna line on the rear panel as the device features an all-aluminum back. Earlier this month, Apple was granted a patent for a new composite metallic material that doesn’t interfere with radio waves. The material looks and feels like metal, but lets radio waves to pass through. If Apple applies the patent in iPhone 7, it would retain the premium look of the device without compromising on wireless strength.
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Also, the rear panel has an interesting X-shaped curve similar to that of the iMac. Gone is the protruding main camera, and the camera has been moved to the center. One thing that grabs your attention is the notification light glowing around the edges of the Home button. The iPhone 7 concept features a 16-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and 8MP front-facing camera.
A more palm-friendly iPhone 7
Concepts iPhone imagines the device with a 5.5-inch display but narrower bezels. It reduces the overall size of the smartphone without sacrificing on the screen size, making it more palm-friendly. Of course, it runs the iOS 10.
There have been rumors that the iPhone 7 may get rid of the Home button. Taiwanese publication DigiTimes reported last week that Apple was developing a touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single chip technology, integrating fingerprint sensors in the screen. The integrated design would fit into the future iPhones with ultra-narrow and ultra-thin display, notes the Taiwanese website.