Rumors pertaining to Apple iPhone 7’s waterproofed body (with IP rating) have been around for some time now. But then, a new report from China corroborates this claim further.

According to the ever-credible Digi Times citing the local publication Commercial Times, a new “compound materials” will be utilized by Apple to conceal the antennas on the iPhone 7 and thereby, putting an end to the over-used plastic stripes. Needless to say, the premium-looking flagship will look even better without those tacky stripes.

The same report also said that the handset will feature waterproofed exterior. Not to forget, Apple patented a “self-healing elastomer” recently and this could help in waterproofing the handset.

According to GSM Arena, both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will carry this feature. However, at this point, there’s no credible information available to ascertain if Apple will waterproof its handset like the Sony Xperia Z5 series or will the waterproofing withstand only an accidental dunk or water spillage.

On the other hand, Catcher Technology will reportedly supply chassis for the iPhone 7. The company will provide 30 percent to 35 percent of the total chassis requirement for Apple. This also means that Catcher Technology will retain the largest supplier tag for Apple.

Apart from the aforesaid features, the iPhone 7 has been rumored to come backed by a cool 3 GB of RAM. Most of the Android OEMs are heading towards the 4 GB RAM ambit and hence, it is high time Apple bit the bullet.