Apple Won't Overhaul the Design of the iPhone This Year [WSJ]

Apple Won't Overhaul the Design of the iPhone This Year [WSJ]

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Apple is not planning to overhaul the design of the iPhone this year, reports the WSJ, corroborating many earlier reports.

The company will maintain the current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays but remove the headphone jack, according to sources. Sources say this will let Apple make the phone thinner and improve water resistance.

The Lightning connector will serve double-duty as a port for charging the phone and for connecting headphones, they said. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he expects the new iPhone to be one millimeter thinner than the current iPhone.

Notably, the WSJ is also confirming that Apple plans a major update for its 10th anniversary iPhone coming in 2017.

Those changes could include an edge-to-edge organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, screen and eliminating the home button by building the fingerprint sensor into the display, according to people familiar with the matter.

It's unclear if this is a temporary or permanent departure from Apple's usual ticktock cycle. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates. If you want to check out what we expect the iPhone 7 to look like, check out these renders!

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Apple Won't Overhaul the Design of the iPhone This Year [WSJ]

City023 - June 23, 2016 at 5:45am
Steve Jobs would disapprove. Who buys iPhone 7 when it's gonna look like the iPhone e 6s without the headphone jack? They better upgrade elsewhere like camera, battery and gigabytes. Cause apple is going backwards with this release. I can see the Samsung sheeps bullying the apple fan boys now with this release.
Chip - June 22, 2016 at 8:44pm
F&$k these rumors I hope this time they are all wrong.
iVaganza - June 22, 2016 at 12:57pm
Release it all ready. My body is ready.
ottifant - June 22, 2016 at 6:44am
No jack no buy! I hate adapters, i need to charge while listening, i need to use my headphones on various sources... I DON't need my phone to be 1mm thinner!
Justabrake - June 21, 2016 at 10:39pm
And the price won't change LOL give me a brake will ya apple .......
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