Wait, iPhone 7? Isn’t the Sept. 9 Apple event about the (very likely) release of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus? Well, yes, but a new report looks beyond that, to 2016, when Apple might release the next, extremely thin iteration of the iPhone
But how crazy thin will the iPhone 7 be? Just as thin as the iPod Touch, says one of the most reputable Apple analysts in the business.
KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo – who we say is the best Apple analyst on the planet, and rarely gets his information wrong – has issued a new report, saying that the iPhone 7 will be somewhere between 6 and 6.5mm when it is released late next year. That would not only put it within reach of a current-gen iPod Touch’s thinness, but would shave anywhere from 0.6 to 0.9 millimeters off of the thickness of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.
A whole year to go
That won’t mean an end to force touch technology though as Kuo said, “Apple and its suppliers have invested heavily in iPhone force touch in 2015 and we believe 2016 new models will stick with a similar force touch structure as used in 2015.”
It’s expected the iPhone 7 is going to be a big change from the iPhone 6 design but the upcoming iPhone 6S is sure to have the same design with some major changes to the internals