Rumor: Apple experimenting with a least five different iPhone 7 configurations, could replace Lightning port with USB-C port
Date: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, 07:08
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor
The world is nothing without rumors about the next-gen iPhone.
As of now, the current rumor has it that Apple is testing no less than five different iPhone 7 models, all with distinct differences.
While this should be taken with a grain of salt, it’s said that Apple is looking into replacing the Lightning connector with a USB-C port as well as testing various models with wireless charging technology, multi-touch Force Touch, dual cameras, and in-display fingerprint recognition.
In-display fingerprint recognition would presumably allow for Apple to eliminate the home button entirely, something that has been tossed around for a long time now. Apple has been criticized for having too large of top and bottom bezels and removing the home button would allow for the company to finally shrink those.
It’s hard to say what will come to fruition out of this. Last week it was reported that the company was looking to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, while earlier this month it was reported that the iPhone wouldn’t adopt AMOLED displays around 2018.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.