Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 is one of the most-anticipated smartphones of 2016. Though the device is unlikely to arrive before September, rumors about the iPhone 7 are already swirling on the web. And then there are concept designers who have come up with renders imagining what the next-gen iPhone would look like. No one can predict the design of the new iPhone with certainty, but here are some of the best concepts we have seen so far:
1- A thin and curved iPhone 7
Designers at Mesut G Designs imagine a cylindrical iPhone with no home button. It features an edge-to-edge wraparound display. The size of speakers is smaller than that of the iPhone 6S. This design is based on Apple’s patented glass wraparound display technology. The Cupertino company is granted several patents every year, and not all of them make into the final version of its flagship products.
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2- Galaxy Edge-like display
YouTuber ConceptsiPhone imagines the iPhone 7 with an iPhone 5S-like design and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge-like display that folds off the edge of the device. The side display gives more space for apps. The Cupertino company could tweak its mobile software to give quick access to apps like calculator and camera.
3- Slim, Bezel-less iPhone 7
Yasser Farahi is the designer behind this concept. Farahi imagines that the next-gen iPhone would look similar to the iPhone 6S, but will have a slimmer body and an edge-to-edge display. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has learned from supply chain sources that Apple would do away with the 3.5mm headphone jack to make its next iPhone slimmer. But this concept retains the headphone jack, as well as the home button for Touch ID.
4- iPhone 7 with a software home button
This concept comes from the iPhone Tricks blog. It features a super slim device with an edge-to-edge display. But its USP is a software home button. The concept imagines the iOS 10 support for Android-style widgets, something Apple is yet to introduce.
Earlier this week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a research note that a special version of the iPhone 7 Plus will feature a dual-camera system using LinX technology. This special version will be for photography enthusiasts.