The highly anticipated next generation iPhone could undergo major changes. According to The Independant, Apple will likely replace the headphone jack with speakers in an effort to create a sleeker, thinner phone. If the rumor is true, iPhone 7 users will have to rely solely on bluetooth or use a lightning port. The latest round of rumors follow months of speculation about the iPhone 7, expected to be released later this year. Here’s a few more rumors about the next generation iPhone.
Waterproof Speakers – According to TechTimes, Apple has filed for a patent to give the rumored iPhone 7 waterproof features. The patent is titled “LIQUID EXPULSION FROM AN ORIFICE,” which means that liquid, including water will get ejected from the microphone holes and speakers.
4-inch iPhone 7 Option – The next generation iPhone may have a third version added to the 2016 lineup. According to Forbes, Apple will likely add a 4 inch model to the iPhone 7 lineup. The smaller phone is expected to be an entry level model.
The current iPhone lineup includes iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s. According to Apple Insider, Apple is considering moving up the iPhone 7 release date from fall September to the summer of 2016. July is a possible release date. According to sources close to Apple Insider, a summer 2016 iPhone 7 release could happen to boost sales if iPhone 6s sales slow down.
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