Undoubtedly, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that will come out to replace iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are one of the most awaited smartphones of 2016. Speculations are rife that the iPhone 7 will not be a major be upgrade over the iPhone 6S. Hence, tech experts are doubtful that the next generation iPhones will not be worth purchasing.

According to the Wall Street Journal, people familiar with matters pertaining to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have revealed that these smartphones would be very different from their predecessor models. Apple is known for introducing overhaul changes to its flagship smartphones once every two year. However, it seems that the company will be breaking its self-imposed tradition this year.

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus that are enabled with pressure sensitive screens are upgraded versions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from 2014. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will not be featuring any major changes to its design. The only notable change that is expected to arrive on both the phones is that they will not be featuring the traditional 3.5 mm audio jack.

The removal of the headphone jack feature may make it possible for the upcoming iPhones to wear water-resistant chassis with slimmer appeal. The iPhone 7 will continue to feature 4.7-inch screen whereas the iPhone 7 Plus will be coming with a 5.5-inch display.

iPhone fans, who are waiting for overhaul improvements, will have to look forward for 2017 iPhones. Rumors are rife that the next year’s will numerous new features such as edge-to-edge AMOLED screen and integration of Touch ID sensor into the screen.

Since it takes time to implement such new features, the iPhone 7 will be devoid of major improvements. Speculations suggest that the 2017 iPhones will be launched as iPhone 8 and not as iPhone 7S.