‘iPhone 7’ Rumours: No Headphone Jack, Stereo Speakers, Flush Rear Camera

Japanese site Mac Otakara, which has a somewhat decent track record when it comes to Apple sources, has posted some tidbits about the upcoming ‘iPhone 7’.

The site claims the next ‘iPhone 7’ LCD display will be 1mm thinner but overall the device will have similar dimensions to the existing iPhone 6s in terms of height and width.

Again, the site is hearing what previous rumours have stated: the 3.5mm headphone jack is set to disappear. Why remove the headphone jack? It is said to be paving the way for a new stereo speaker setup and thinner Lightning connector port.

Also, the next device will keep existing water resistant properties as the existing iPhone 6s (and not fully waterproof as previously rumoured), while the rear iSight camera will now sit flush, but there’s no firm indication if Apple may employ a dual-lens setup as previously rumoured.

iPhone 7 mock up from MacRumors

Mac Otakara previously reported the next iPhone would ditch the headphone jack (last November), in which sources similarly told Fast Company the same. The lack of 3.5mm headphone jack would mean a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter would be required for wired headphones.

Meanwhile, yesterday Chinese site MyDrivers claimed sources told them the next smartphone from Apple could be called ‘iPhone Pro’.

Again, ‘iPhone 7’ is expected to debut this September, in line with Apple’s annual iPhone refresh.

Apple is expected to announce a special event set for the week of March 21st, where it will reveal the 4-inch ‘iPhone SE’ and 9.7-inch ‘iPad Pro’.

If the next ‘iPhone 7’ is thinner, many customers believe battery life may again be a compromise, but hardware and software efficiencies could make up for it. What are your ‘iPhone 7’ wishes?

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  • Flash

    Water proof and wireless charging.

  • McNucklefuts

    I wonder if stereo speakers means like the current iPad Air or if it means one on top and one on bottom more like the iPad Pro.

  • LouisDC

    The feature I want the most is a better battery life, even if it’s probably never going to happen. Front-facing stereo speakers woudl also be nice (I’m a bit tired of using by hand to bounce back the sound towards me).

  • xxxJDxxx

    A headphone jack would be nice