While all eyes are eager to witness the launch of the new iPhone on Wednesday, iPhone 7 rumors expected to be launched in 2016, have already began circling.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared details about the iPhone 7 in a note to the investors and Apple Insider managed to get their hands on a copy. The note has Ming-Chi Kuo sharing that his sources believe the next generation iPhone may just be between 6.0 – 6.5 millimeters thick only.
If that happens to be true then the iPhone 7 2016 would be the thinnest one yet and on the lines of existing iPad Air 2 and iPod Touch, which sit pretty at only 6.1 millimeters of thickness.
However, this does raise concerns about the return of Bendgate and how the Cupertino company plans on taking care of that for the iPhone 7 2016.
Since the incorporation of more studier 7000 series aluminum in the upcoming iPhone 2015, which may give the device thickness of a little over 7 millimeters, fans may wonder how the next generation iPhone will be the thinnest yet, and still manage to retain its form when carried around in pockets.
Apple will continue using in-cell panels as opposed to opting for glass-on-glass display solution for iPhone 7 2016, owing to the incorporation of the Force Touch technology.
The new iPhone expected to be launched at the Apple event on Wednesday is predicted to arrive with Force Touch technology, allowing for application of pressure by the user which will more specifically determine what actions to be carried out.
According to Kuo, Apple may want to opt for glass-on-glass display technology with Force Touch in the future, if it wants to offer higher resolution display.
“Apple and its suppliers have invested heavily in iPhone Force Touch in 2015 and we believe 2016 new models will stick with a similar Force Touch structure as used in 2015,” Kuo wrote in the note dug up by Apple Insider.
This indicates that the glass-on-glass solution won’t be seen on the iPhones for the next few years since incorporating the technology now would mean sacrificing the phone’s sleekness and if reports are to be believed then next year, may quite possibly witness the introduction of the thinnest iPhone ever.
As noted by Digital Trends, the glass-on-glass technology, while capable of supporting 4K resolution, would definitely rule out extremely thin iPhones, making it quite unlikely to be seen on the next year’s iPhone 7 2016.
This year the iPhone 7 or 6S may be launched at the Apple event scheduled for Wednesday, September 9.