Apple may not launch the iPhone 7 until late 2016, but concept designers have started coming up with unique renderings. Want to know what an iPhone 7 Edge with curves on both sides would look like? Check out this concept video created by SCAVidsHD. It boasts of a 5.5-inch display with 2K resolution, 4GB RAM, an upgraded A10 processor, and a huge 3,500mAh battery. By comparison, the iPhone 6S features a 1,715mAh battery.
The concept iPhone ditches those ugly antenna strips
The bezel-less, dual-edge screen makes watching videos more enjoyable. SCAVidsHD has moved the rear camera to the center. The designer imagines the iPhone 7 Edge in four colors: gold, silver, purple-red, and blue. The device features a 16-megapixel main camera, and 8MP front-snapper. Camera is widely expected to be one of the biggest highlights of the next year’s iPhone. Apple has dedicated more than 800 engineers to work on the iPhone camera.
The concept iPhone features slightly curved volume buttons on the left side, and the “fastest fingerprint scanner.” Gone are those ugly antenna strips that appeared first in the iPhone 6. The phone is even slimmer than its predecessors. Apple is constantly looking for ways to reduce the thickness of iPhones. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone 7 will be just 6mm to 6.5mm thick.
iPhone 7 to come without a headphone jack
Last month, there were rumors that Apple was planning to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack to make the iPhone 7 slimmer. Sources told Japanese publication Mac Otakara that headphones in the next-gen iPhones would only connect over Lightning port or Bluetooth. Removing the headphone jack alone could reduce the thickness of the iPhone 7 by “more than 1mm.”
The iPhone 7 will reportedly be waterproof and dustproof. Earlier this month, Ming-Chi Kuo said in a research note to investors that the 2016 iPhone will have the same 3D Touch pressure-sensitive technology as its predecessor. Apple is working to improve the 3D Touch technology, but the enhancements are unlikely to appear in the iPhone 7.