The iPhone 5se has been dominating the Apple rumor mill lately, but today a report claims to have the first design details on the iPhone 7.
According to a MacRumors source that has “provided reliable information in the past,” the iPhone 7 will look largely similar to the iPhone 6 and 6s, but with two notable design tweaks. The first is that the rear camera will be flush with the back of the iPhone 7 rather than protrude like it does on the iPhone 6 and 6s.
Second, it’s said that the iPhone 7 will lose the antenna bands that go horizontally across the back of the phone. The device isn’t expected to be devoid of antenna bands, though, with stripes on the sides and top and bottom edges expected to remain.
The image at the top of this post is a mockup of what the iPhone 7 might look like with today's rumored refinements. Past reports have suggested that Apple will abandon the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 as well.
Apple’s non-“s” iPhone models are typically the ones that have new designs, but today’s report suggests that that won’t be the case this year. Instead, Apple may opt to keep the iPhone 6/6s design and simply make it a bit cleaner. If this report comes true, some folks might be bummed because the iPhone 7 may not be easily discernible from the iPhone 6 and 6s, but most people will probably just throw their iPhone 7 in a case and not give much thought to its design.
What do you make of today’s rumor? Do you like the sound of this refined design or would you prefer an all-new look?