While all eyes are on Apple’s rumoured special event on March 15, which is expected to announce the iPad Air 3, ‘iPhone 5se’ and new Apple Watch bands, some details have reportedly emerged on the next ‘iPhone 7’ design.
According to MacRumors, a source “who has provided reliable information in the past”, has leaked some design details on what to expect in the next iPhone.
The next design will include a flush rear camera design, eliminating the protruding camera bezel first launched with the iPhone 6, thanks in part to a thinner camera component.
Another design change notes this source, is the rear of the phone, which will see revamped antenna bands, that will no longer span across the device along the top and bottom, but remain along the sides.
MacRumors’ Eric Slivka has added a mockup of what this design may entail below:
The source could not confirm whether the next phone would be getting any thinner, but if a flush rear camera is true, dimensions may remain the same as the iPhone 6s, due to limitations of camera module hardware.
The protruding rear camera and white antenna bands were controversial design choices according to customers when first launched, but now it appears changes are coming, if this rumour is indeed true.
While I don’t mind the camera ‘bump’ on my iPhone 6/6s, it remains an issue as the bezel can gets scratched easily when placing the phone on a flat surface. As for the white antenna bands getting a revision, I’m all for it.
What do you think about these rumoured design changes? Are you over the camera ‘bump’ yet?