iPhone 7 rumors say that it will have a completely new design

By | 05/12/2016

Rumor has it that Apple is going to completely redesign their next generation of iPhones, with some features that may blow your mind.

Firstly, Apple is working on an edge-to-edge display. For tech newbies, this means that the screen of the phone will stretch all the way across the phone, leaving no borders on the left and right. This means a smooth screen that spans across the face, with no edges of any kind.

I think if the phone is big, your fingers may cover up the screen and do things you don’t want it to.

But then again, this is just a speculated iPhone 7 rumor and if it’s implemented properly, it’ll look very slick.

I can only imagine all the new apps and functionality that can be built around an edge-to-edge screen. Samsung has already begun the innovation and race. Apple is now playing catch-up, if we’re talking about full screen sizes. I wonder how it would change UI and UX to have no borders on a phone screen. I can see both pros and cons, actually.

All I know is…I’d be afraid to drop it.

But that’s not all.

The home button/Touch ID sensor, front camera, speaker, photosensors, and all the other gadgets you see on the front of your phone will be embedded into the screen.

So, somehow all these components will be beneath or integrated with your iPhone’s screen, leaving nothing on the front but a bright, clear, and crisp screen.

Where do these iPhone 7 rumors come from?

iPhone 7 concept art for iPhone 7 rumors

iPhone 7 concept art by Martin Hajek (martinhajek.com)

John Gruber of Daring Fireball, a talk show podcaster, states that sources that stem from within Apple have told him that the screen will be an edge-to-edge design.

He states:

“The Touch ID sensor will be somehow embedded in the display, the front facing camera will somehow be embedded in the display, the speaker, everything…”

He was having a tech conversation with Ben Thompson.

Both glazed over the fact that the iPhone coming out this September will look very similar to the iPhone 6, and Gruber said he believes this model won’t be the “iPhone 7” but rather a spin-off of a current phone. It may or may not be called “iPhone 7.”

The phone with the new tech will be released 2017, which is expected. Although these are just iPhone 7 rumors right now, there is just enough evidence floating out there on the web if you look hard enough that points to an edge-to-edge design.

A “between the pixel” camera design has already been floating around on forums, and even patents were said to have been filed by Apple.

A design with a camera built into the screen would mean no more looking away from the person you’re video chatting with, but rather, direct eye contact on a smartphone. That would be something new and exciting.

But, are there any proven iPhone 7 rumors, or at least details about the phone?

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who works for KGI Securities, reported that Apple is planning to introduce a curved glass case with a 5.8 inch AMOLED display.

This is some serious redesign, and one that could go both ways.

Gruber also stated:

“2017 is going to be jaw-dropping, wow, that’s an astounding industrial design iPhone.”

The model coming out next has already disappointed many Apple fans due to no innovation and the same design. This is based on leaked details, although Apple still may have something up its sleeve.

If this is the case, I’d just skip it and wait for the real iPhone 7. Of course, this is still just speculation and rumor.

Will the real iPhone 7 please stand up?


 

About Andy Z.

Andy is a casual-hardcore Chrome OS fan and contributes to the site regularly. He likes computers, tech, sports cars, videogames, and of course, Chromebooks. Thinker. Introvert. Geek. You can find him on Twitter (@platytech), or send him an email (platy@platypusplatypus.com).

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