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Apple iPhone 7 Design to Be Waterproof With Hidden Antennas?

Apple iPhone 7 Design to Be Waterproof With Hidden Antennas?

Posted December 29, 2015 at 4:15pm by iClarified
Taiwan based Catcher Technology will continue to be the largest chassis supplier for the upcoming iPhone 7, according to a report from the Chinese-language Commercial Times relayed by DigiTimes.

Although iPhone shipments are expected to drop in the first quarter of 2016, Catcher's revenue from non Apple-clients (40%) will continue to grow.

Interestingly, the report claims that the upcoming iPhone will be waterproof and "use new compound materials to hide the antenna." Catcher is expected to supply the chassis for 30-35% of the new iPhone's shipments.

We've seen hints that Apple is making efforts to improve the iPhone's waterproofness with the iPhone 6s. Modifications to the iPhone 6s improved its water resistance over the iPhone 6 and stress tests revealed that the iPhone 6s can survive an hour under a small amount but unfortunately dropping it in a pool will still damage the device.

The prediction that Apple has found a way to hide the antenna bands is of note. When the iPhone 6 was first unveiled many users described the bands as 'ugly' but customers have gotten used to them for the most part.

Would either of these improvements make you rush out to get Apple's next generation device? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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P Gunnell
P Gunnell - December 30, 2015 at 7:22pm
I'm not a huge techie - just an average consumer. But I really, really want a phone that can survive a dip in the pool. Mechanical seals cannot be counted on for this level of waterproofing. Please find the solution!
yupppi - December 29, 2015 at 6:46pm
Having been a yearly upgrader since the original iPhone, I decided to skip the 6S as it really had nothing to offer over my perfectly good 6. So yes please, I'll probably stand in line for the 7. I'm sure it will be another huge jump, and especially seeing as I don't have the 6S, I'll also have the things that were introduced with the 6S to look forward to having.
gamerscul9870 - December 29, 2015 at 6:54pm
Are you kidding? 4K video, 2gb ram, bend less, Retina Flash, etc.! What can be perfect about the 6?
B - December 30, 2015 at 6:56pm
Smh what he said
gamerscul9870 - December 30, 2015 at 7:10pm
SMW to you and SMB to the others.
justabrake - December 31, 2015 at 3:38am
I skipped over the 6&6s and I had every iPhone from the 2G Still like my 5s with its size I don't know where I would fit anything bigger on me All these people running around holding those phones without a pocket to fit them in LOL
gamerscul9870 - December 31, 2015 at 3:51am
1. the 6s is close resemblance to the 5s size wise which can't be too big. Can't go wrong with that. 2. I recently got a 3ds sl and is about the size of the 6(s) plus and it fits in mine just fine. Who know what kind of pants people have pockets for. 3. Tell me how many you witnessed then? LAWLOLXD
justabrake - December 31, 2015 at 4:05am
I see a lot of iphones in peoples hands some have case's some don't mostly the 6s plus iphones I I have a otterbox case defender series on mine and I've seen the 6s plus one and WOW that is HUGE ! and I only use the defender cases ! ! ! ......
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - December 29, 2015 at 5:50pm
Hidden antennas aren't that big of a deal, but waterproof is nice. Will be looking most forward to a more powerful processor, more memory, better performing phone that doesn't experience moments of lag or delay as I type. A better camera is also more worthwhile.
gamerscul9870 - December 29, 2015 at 5:04pm
This is going to happen. There were leaks months ago about the next iPhone being made with the Ned material that allows antennas to be there but not seen. This could be like a big iPod touch.
Geo - December 29, 2015 at 5:19pm
I can't wait to jump to upcoming device but my only problem is that it will not get to my country as soon as possible if some can help me up just let me know Kk
dkdk - December 29, 2015 at 10:16pm
Help you how? Send you an airline ticket?
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