Rumor: 2016 iPhone to see subtle changes, 2017 model to feature dramatic design overhaul

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Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016, 07:21
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor


This year’s iPhone probably won’t feature a radical redesign save for the removal of the headphone jack.

Still, the dramatic changes may come next year.

A new report states that the 2017 2017 iPhone will be dramatically different, featuring an OLED display like the Apple Watch and embedding the Touch ID sensor in the display while losing the Home button…

For years, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has expressed a desire for the iPhone to appear like a single sheet of glass, according to sources close to the story. The current design ideas for the 2017 iPhones are expected to push the handsets in that direction by eliminating much of the bezel around the display, with the OLED screen.

Other rumors for this year’s iPhone consist of a redesigned antenna array that creates a cleaner look on the back side and the possibility of a new color option. A deep blue color option could replace the space gray option that Apple has used since the iPhone 5s in 2013; Apple perviously used a deep blue finish on its black models with the iPhone 5 in 2012 with a color it called slate.

The handset is expected to feature the usual camera upgrades, the larger 5.5″ Plus model having been rumored to include a dual-camera sensor. Storage options could also jump to 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, respectively.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac and the Wall Street Journal

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