Apple Set To Gamble On Some Big Design Changes With iPhone 7
According to several sources Apple is about to take a big gamble with the iPhone 7.
Not only is Apple tipped to remove the headphone jack, they are also tipped to remove what has been described as “the ugly bulge” found on the back of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.
According to MacRumors several design changes are tipped.
Design Change #1
The new iPhone 7 will feature the first truly flush rear camera since the iPhone 5S in 2013.
What enables this is the development of a slimmer module and it represents a win for both the design team (Jonathan Ive famously hated it and had it airbrushed out of advertising shots) and the consumer. What’s the big deal? Several everyday usability wins: the iPhone 7 will not wobble when used on a table top, the camera ring will no longer be a continual point of impact when putting the phone down, and it will simplify case designs.
The only downside is MacRumors suggests the move means Apple will not be implementing its much hyped dual camera technology, though that could still feature on a third luxury iPhone 7 model. Furthermore, with Samsung expected to fit a flush or near-flush camera on the Galaxy S7 when it launches later this month, the move will show Apple isn’t falling behind in the design stakes.
Design Change #2
Also smartening things up is MacRumors’ declaration that the iPhone 7 will do away with the unseemly antenna bands on the rear the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. This will result in a cleaner look, though I’d wish for some sort of subtle anti-slip texture.