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New report claims to finally reveal what the iPhone 7 looks like

Published Feb 2nd, 2016 3:24PM EST
iPhone 7 Design
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penchant for industrial design took a strange turn when the company released the iPhone 6. Though the device was impressively slim, it featured a protruding camera and unsightly antenna bands across the back. The iPhone 6 may have been thinner than its predecessors, but it was clearly a design step in the wrong direction compared to the sleek look we saw with the iPhone 5 and 5s.

With the iPhone 7, Apple will finally be righting the ship. A new report from MacRumors provides us with the first substantive details we’ve seen yet about the industrial design of Apple’s highly anticipated next-gen iPhone.

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Citing a source who has proven reliable in the past, MacRumors relays that the camera on the iPhone 7 will sit flush with the device itself, an impressive achievement given that the iPhone 7 will reportedly be even thinner than the 6s. While we’ll know more about the iPhone 7’s camera technology in just a few months, a thinner camera module makes sense given reports that Apple is already implementing camera technology it acquired when it purchased LinX many months ago. As we reported previously, LinX was a company that specialized in delivering extremely small yet highly capable mobile cameras.

What’s more, the report claims that Apple will finally do away with the antenna lines on the iPhone 6 and 6s that practically begged users to put the device in a case.

“The other significant change with the body of the iPhone 7 is the removal of antenna bands across the rear,” the report adds, “allowing for a cleaner all-metal look on the back. Antenna bands at the sides and around the top and bottom edges are said to remain, however. “

Make sure to check out the source link below for an interesting mock-up of what the iPhone 7 may look like.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.