Apple planning 2016 'iPhone 7' to be thinnest yet, in-line with new iPod touch & iPad Air 2

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  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    Details on next year's so-called "iPhone 7" upgrade were shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities in a note to investors on Sunday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider. His sources indicated Apple is planning to make the new iPhone between 6.0 and 6.5 millimeters thick.

    If accurate, that would put the "iPhone 7" in line with Apple's current iPod touch and iPad Air 2, both of which are just 6.1 millimeters thick. In contrast, the current iPhone 6 is 6.9 millimeters thick, and new 7000 series aluminum on the "iPhone 6s" are expected to make that device just over 7 millimeters thick.

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/15...st-yet-in-line-with-new-ipod-touch-ipad-air-2


    Looks like the protruding camera is not going away anytime soon...
     
  2. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    I could have guess that they were going to make the phone even thinner. In all honesty I actually wish they'd stop now in favour of battery life, the feeling that it's actually there and ergonomics; thin and wide isn't all that great to hold.

    I think the sweet spot was with the 5/5S although rounded edges would have been nice. The 6 is a good phone to hold but I wouldn't like it too much thinner really.
     
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    The thread title is misleading as it's just rumour and speculation at this point.
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Honestly, 2015's iPhone hasn't officially debuted yet, and people are seriously listening to rumours about 2016's?

    How reliable was news about the iPhone 6 in the weeks before the 5s even debuted?
     
  5. saintforlife thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how to respond to your post. Of course it is a rumor. What are you even talking about?
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    You're implying the thread title as fact as if Apple have announced it when they haven't. Just because an analyst says so doesn't mean it will actually be true. So yes your thread title is misleading. You could have at least put rumour in the title or phrase it as a question.
     
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    But it's from Ming Chi Kuo, and he's reliable! ;)
     
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    LOL. The only statements or announcements regards future Apple products that are reliable in my opinion are those that come from Apple it self. :D
     
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    Now that rumored thin iPhone will definitely bend I bet
     
  10. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    Then we need to bring on the rumors that it will be made of liquid metal, or the new flexible display panels Samsung was showing off. In the case of the latter, bending will truly be a feature.

    In all seriousness, though, with all of the known facts and rumors of exciting advanced technology patents, the first big rumor Ming-Chi Kuo comes out with is that the IPhone 7 will be thinner? Really? That seems like fodder for a Saturday Night Live or Conan skit.

    Unless it's in conjunction with some other jaw dropping amazing development that will revolutionize the form factor and set the standard for all future generations of smart phones for the next 2-5 years, Apple is almost parodying itself by placing any more premium on thinness.

    I CAN think of a few ideas for form factors using the flexible screen displays in current development which would require a thin chassis. But keeping it the current plain slab and making it even thinner isn't going to excite that many people. Not if it is at the expense of ergonomics or durability or battery life.
     
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    I can not see Apple ever going thinner than what they have now. They would have to make it out of some other material. Apple has had it fair share of bent devices and I hope they have learned their lesson.

    Just cause you can make it thinner, doing so does not make it better.
     
  12. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    I don't see why Apple would want to go thinner than the current models, ultimately ergonomics is the priority and going too thin will just make the device uncomfortable.

    I feel the 6's thickness is a nice middle ground to stick with and reducing the size of internal components should be priority in the future to fit more battery/tech inside a similar thickness shell.
     
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    Similar to how they did with the MacBook? That would make perfect sense.

    I'm still thinking the iPhone 7's "killer" feature will be the battery technology, whether it's fast charging or better battery life (or both).
     
  14. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    personally i don't think I actually care about 2 mm or whatever. Most people I know have cases anyway so the case really determines what the thickness will be.

    Although I'm sure Apple knows what they'd like in next year's phone I doubt it all set yet and depends upon parts that probably aren't really available yet.
    We aren't even sure what will be announced Wednesday. Although immediately there will be threads about the worst phone yet, etc. etc.
     
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    One thing no one seems to have mentioned is that with how thin the 6 and 6 Plus are the camera is already protruding. If the phone is made any thinner unless there is some revolutionary design change in the camera then the camera will protrude even more which is not a good thing.
     
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    That's an excellent point. I wonder if the rumored two-lens camera can somehow prevent that?
     
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