Apple’s much-awaited iPhone 7 is still several months away, but rumors about the device are in full swing. Now South Korean publication Business Korea says Apple’s next-gen smartphone could have an all-new ceramic finish, similar to the OnePlus X. The ceramic materials are most likely to be used on the back of the device. It is still too early to say what kind of new materials the Cupertino company will use, but the new report raises an interesting possibility.

Will iPhone 7 Have A Ceramic Back Like OnePlus X?

Ceramic finish gives a more premium feel

Android phones like OnePlus X have demonstrated that ceramic materials offer a more premium feel, the kind that users associate with Apple products. The iPhone 7 is expected to bring radical changes in terms of design and specs. Giving it a ceramic finish would be a good place to start to make this year’s iPhone even more stylish than its predecessor.

The iPhone 7 is widely expected to ditch those ugly antenna bands on the rear body. The bands allow wireless signals to pass through more easily. Apple is also going to do away with the protruding camera. Antenna bands and bulging rear camera had somewhat ruined the look of current flagship iPhones. The iPhone 7 and its bigger sibling 7 Plus are also said to be waterproof and dustproof.

iPhone 7 to feature dual-camera system

 Among other things, the new iPhone is rumored to feature A10 processor, iOS 10 operating system, an improved 3D Touch technology and a 12-megapixel main camera. Last month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a research note that Apple was working to launch a special version of iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-camera system. The dual-camera system will rely on technology from LinX, a startup Apple acquired last year.
Apple is also planning to do away with the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of Lightning-compatible port. Removing the headphone jack will allow the company to reduce the iPhone 7’s thickness to just 6-6.5mm. Apple is also working on a long-range wireless charging technology, but the technology may not be incorporated in the iPhone 7.