New iPhone 7 Rumors -- some debunked, some confirmed

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    Source: Forbes.com -- "iPhone 7 Leak Delivers Bad News About Rumored Future" http://www.forbes.com/sites/amitcho...-bad-news-about-rumored-feature/#62d269823af4

    This 9-hour-old article on Forbes details several new rumors (as well as rumor debunks) concerning the iPhone 7. (Forbes' source is the highly credible Mac Otakara)

    Here is a basic rundown of the article, subject by subject:

    -Waterproof Design is now in doubt
    The rumored waterproof design of the 7 is confirmed to be debunked by Mac Otakara. This will be bad news for Apple, as the Samsung Galaxy S7 will now be the go-to phone for users who want a phone with a dust/waterproof design.
    -Size rumors confirmed
    The rumors for the 7's dimensions have been confirmed, along with a confirmation of the 7 being a millimeter thinner than the 6 (image from Forbes). Therefore, this (sadly) means we will not see a return of the 3.5mm headphone jack.
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    -Stereo Speakers & Hybrid Headphone Design
    There is evidently a patent concerning a hybrid headphone design, combining a wireless option and a corded option (image from Forbes).
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    -Miscellaneous (edited due to missing information)
    7 Plus model may be called the iPhone Pro
    Stereo speakers may very well happen with the 7, offering superior sound.
    -Stereo Speakers to be provided by Cirrus Logic, an Austin, Texas based company.
    Camera is set to be flush with the iPhone 7
    There is a possibility of a thinner Lightning port than its predecessors.
    -No, this does not mean you have to purchase new charging cables.
     
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    I'm very honestly not sure; that was the title of the article I found.
     
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    Until Cook & Co take the stage this fall I would take every click bait article like this with an ocean's worth of salt.
     
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    You shouldn't. For years the rumors are pretty much 100% accurate. Ever since the whole "double down on security".

    Even this early I am pretty confident in an iphone 7 that looks like the 6/6s with no antenna bands and everything mentioned here.
     
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    But the Forbes image still has a headphone jack?
     
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    It was rumored that there would be a hybrid headphones design. This will offer the best of both worlds -- Bluetooth connectivity and a connection using a headphone cord.
     
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    So if you're using headphones plugged into the lightning port, does that mean you can't charge it while listening?
     
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    Hmmm. That sounds kinda like now.
     
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    You may be 100% correct. But I remember not too long ago at this stage of the release cycle that the phone was confirmed to have a sapphire crystal display, higher resolution displays (than currently offered), heck they even said the apple logo would light up, amongst other things. All the same 'credible' sources. I guess time will tell.
     
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    Based on current rumors, I expect to be wildly underwhelmed.
     
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    This early rumors are suspect, but everything is pretty confirmed way before Tim hits the stage. I can't remember the last time I was shocked at an iPhone event.
     
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    iPhone 4. I remember the disgust and horror of such a boxy device! No one believe the bar thing. No way Apple releases it looking like that!
     
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    And sell like gangbusters.
     
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    The more you mention it, I guess it has been quite a while for me too. I keep telling myself I will try and avoid all of the articles so I can be surprised, but I never do. Far too curious. I am excited at the thought of stereo speakers and duel cameras on a Plus Pro model. Thinness I can do without. It is just too bad that the iconic home button prevents reduction of the bezels.
     
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    It certainly does not say anything about wireless charging, so I'm afraid so. Seriously, Apple?
    I hated the 4. So bulky, vertically and horizontally. I'm thankful for the 5 I got, it's so much less bulky.
    Only one way to find out, eh?
    Rumors I've seen always end up being confirmed at the reveal. Either Apple takes inspiration from rumors, or there's a spy from Google posing as an Apple employee.
     
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    no waterproof, bezel from the 90s (exaggergated) i am seriously considering the S7 Edge and my by then "old" 6 for my iOS needs.

    whats the point of thinner thinner thinner when its still as big and bigger then it needs to be sigh
     
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    The bezel isn't going away anytime soon. I'm pretty sure the bezel has been the same size since the original iPhone. It's their trademark design and they feel that going away from it they'd lose product recognition.
     
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    If so, I disagree. iPods have seen the most evolution in shapes/designs, yet every time reiterating their product recognition strongly.
     
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    Huh? This conclusion doesn't follow. They are making the rumored iPhone 7, one millimeter thinner. Until the thickness drops below ~4mm, which this doesn't, then device thickness has nothing apparent to do with removal of the jack.
     
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    Yeah I have changed my tone since my original post. Looking back, there really have been few if any surprises come reveal. I still think it is a little early to call everything confirmed though. Up until several days ago, the 7 was to be water proof. Now they are saying no. Just that quickly some of these things can change.
     
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    So will the 7 plus/pro still be as un-pocketbale as the 6 plus?
     
  24. Bonfyre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The dimensions for the 7 and the 7+/Pro are shown in the first image.
    But, in short, yes. Maybe even less pocketable.
     
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    If true, that is very disappointing. I was hoping for reduce bezels.
     

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