iPhone 7: Final Design Rumors/Leaks

The iPhone 7 is set to release in a little over a month. Here is a final round up of all the leaks and rumors that have been released.

The Design

The design is not set to change much from the 6S. However, there are a few subtle design changes including the removal of the headphone jack, less antenna lines, and a bigger camera sensor.

One interesting rumor that has surfaced claims that Apple will be replacing the tactile home button with a button-less Touch

ID sensor. The “Button would be flush with the display, and is expected to use a force touch like system to mimic a button press by using Apple’s Haptic Engine.

The removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone was not welcomed very well initially, but it seems that people are starting to warm up to the idea. According to a study by NPD Group, Bluetooth headphone sales have surpassed that of regular headphones. It seems like apple knew just what they were doing. By now it’s pretty much confirmed that this year’s iPhone will not have a headphone jack.

Apple’s next phone is also expected to feature a bigger camera sensor. Most likely to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S7, the sensor will most likely have bigger pixels, to allow more light to enter the sensor. This will allow the camera to perform better in low light situations. This is much needed for Apple with all the superior cameras on the market.

This picture from Martin Hajek compares the iPhone 6S camera size to the rumored iPhone 7

New Colors?

Apple is also rumored to add a new dark blue color to their lineup. The color looks really good, but was soon doubted because of manufacturing insights.

Here’s what the dark blue was expected to look like.

The OS

Apple’s new iOS 10 cleans up most of the things we didn’t like about iOS 9 and adds some pretty nice features. The OS clearly focuses more on the use of the Messages application, widgets, Siri, and 3D Touch. This makes the operating system more intuitive. Apple has added lots of new 3D Touch shortcuts, and has opened up Siri to developers for better integration with their applications.

The OS really seems refreshed, and less animation focused. iOS Betas are out now for public use and can be accessed at Apple’s website.

Well that’s all we know about the iPhone 7. It’s not much of a change, but for some users its enough to upgrade.

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Originally published at Venus Insider.

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