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The iPhone 7 won't be nearly as exciting as you think – report


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Adding more weight to rumours most folks are already taking for granted, the Wall Street Journal’s sources are tipping only “subtle changes” in this year’s iPhone releases.

The iPhone 7 will look much like its processors, the iPhone 6s and 6s plus, save the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack and the possibility of a dual-camera sensor according to the report.

The change will be a departure from Apple’s previous strategy of shaking up the design every two years.

Instead all of the big changes will be saved for the 2017 release and the 10th anniversary the iconic iPhone, the WSJ’s sources say.

They will include Jony Ive’s long-held desire for an iPhone that will “appear like a single sheet of glass."

Other big changes touted include an edge-to-edge OLED display and a fingerprint sensor build right into the display rather than integration within a home button.

See also: iPhone 8: Everything you need to know

With iPhone growth slowing for the first time in its history, it’ll be intriguing to see whether Apple can capture the public’s imagination with the iPhone 7.

One of the reasons cited for the drop off in growth was the relatively minimal upgrades touted in the iPhone 6S series.

Will offering the same design for the third straight year damage Apple’s prospects further? Share your thoughts below.


June 21, 2016, 5:57 pm

If they remove the headphone jack, I won't be buying an iPhone 7. Such a stupid move. Yeah just go ahead and piss off all the people who actually use nice headphones.


June 22, 2016, 11:48 am

It sounds like there will be a Lightning/3.5mm adapter included or for sale. Still you won't be able to charge your phone and listen to music if you want to.


June 22, 2016, 12:03 pm

How clunky is that though? Either a big chunk of plastic attached to the phone or a big chunk of plastic connecting two wires together... No thanks.


June 22, 2016, 4:31 pm

Just wait and see what happens. No point throwing your toys out the pram over a product that has not been launched yet.

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