Visible white antenna lines have been part of all the iPhone iterations released thus far. During the launch timeframe of iPhone 6, rumor had it that the antenna stripes will be hidden as part of the radical design change. But when the device got released, the lines were intact. The iPhone 6’s successor, the iPhone 6s, also carried the same stripes. Now, new rumors suggest that the tech giant will camouflage some of the lines for good with the upcoming iPhone 7.
Speaking of iPhones in general, fans always had two complaints when it comes to the exterior design. This includes the visible antenna lines, which make it look like the HTC One M8 and the other is the main camera unit that juts out. The protrusion of camera was not allowing the device to rest flat on a plain surface.
According to MacRumors, the upcoming iPhone 7 will not feature antenna stripes across the back of the device. This will give a much-cleaner, full-metal outlook. Apple Insider, on the other hand, says the tech giant may not remove the stripes, instead, the lines will be hidden. However, the top, bottom and the sides of the handset will apparently feature those stripes.
Moreover, the main camera unit on the rear will be slimmer than what we have seen in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. As the sensor unit gets slimmer, the protrusion of the camera will automatically be taken care of. However, MacRumors could not confirm if the overall thickness of the device will be reduced when compared to the predecessor. But then, any reduction in size, be it the camera or otherwise, will have an impact on the overall size.
As far as the overall design goes, the iPhone 7 will reportedly resemble the Apple iPhone 6s, which again looks similar to the iPhone 6. In any case, one thing is clear that no radical exterior design changes should be expected out of the iPhone 6s successor.
Other rumored iPhone 7 features include an IP rating for waterproofing, bigger battery unit and the removal of 3.5 mm headphone jack. The bigger Apple iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, will apparently house a dual camera set up, much like the rumored LG G5. The second camera unit could take care of the optical zoom functionality.
Come March, Apple will be unveiling the 4-inch Apple iPhone 5se (or iPhone 6c), the Apple iPad Air 3 and second-generation Apple Watch. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will see the light of the day in September, Phone Arena reported.