There are a couple of things to dislike about the change that came in with the new iPhones. Sure, there’s the display bump and a couple of neat, new feature additions, but the camera hump and antenna bands that made it feel like Apple made a 180-degree turn in its design. However, if the latest rumour holds true, then Cupertino may have been listening to the cries and woes of many.
Citing a reliable source, Macrumors reports that the upcoming iPhone 7 will follow the same design language of its predecessors, albeit with two significant exceptions. First, the primary camera, which was slightly protruding on the iPhone 6 and 6s, will now sit nicely flush with the rear casing all thanks to the thinner camera module. Previous rumours have suggested that Apple will equip the iPhone 7 with a dual-lens camera setup, but the standard iPhone 7 will just have the traditional camera on its back.
Next up, Apple also plans to remove the antenna bands that quite ruined the design of the iPhone 6 variants. There will be no more bands across the rear panel, which will give the iPhone 7 a cleaner metal look. However, the antenna bands at the sides and around the top and bottom will still remain. After all, it has to be somewhere.
It’s still unclear if the iPhone 7 will be thinner as compared with its predecessors. Although at this point, any thickness reductions would probably be barely noticeable. However, it’s also important to note that there are also past rumours that suggest Apple will be removing the headphone jack for the iPhone 7 and settle for the Lightning headphones that will instead shave off a few millimetres for the iPhone 7. But then again, as with any rumours, it’s best that you take this one with a grain of salt.