Lucky number 7! The world is focused on the new iPhone 7, which Apple is slated to release in late 2016. Some tech insiders closely connected to the company have hinted at the upcoming changes, which could include an edge-to-edge front display on the device.
The rumors about the upcoming iPhone model gained traction on Wednesday, May 11, when MacRumors (a reputable source for all things related to the brand) shared some new details, along with a concept image of the smartphone. "Daring Fireball" host John Gruber, who's well-connected with Apple and blogs about the company, discussed the rumors on the podcast's latest episode.
The Edge-to-Edge Display
Gruber cited rumors and divulged that sources told him that "the entire face will be the display." This means there will no borders — or even a navigation home button, as currently seen on all iPhone designs through 6s.
"And the Touch ID sensor will be somehow embedded in the display," Gruber explained on his podcast. "The front-facing camera will somehow be embedded in the display. The speaker, everything. All the sensors will somehow be behind the display."
The tech expert also hinted that the front-facing camera as well as the speaker of the phone will actually be part of a phone's front facade. The camera on the bottom side of the phone, however, will be significantly more sophisticated and enable both standard and wide shots, with an optical zoom option.
The Headphone Jack … RIP
The speculation about the removal of the headphone jack at the bottom of the phone is still a big possibility. The new designs leaked by Steve Hemmerstoffer of Nowhereelse.fr reveal that Apple will likely be removing the headphone jack from its phone in 2017. The company will likely go wireless with Bluetooth headphones and earbuds, competing alongside Samsung.
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