As usual, just after a new iPhone has released the rumor mill gets underway for the next version. The Apple iPhone 6S only released on Friday but leaks about the iPhone 7 have already started. A new report from overseas says that the iPhone 7 will be dustproof and waterproof, and also gives some further tidbits.
The first thing we’ll say is that anything we hear about the iPhone 7 at this early stage should be treated with a very sizeable pinch of salt. Nevertheless it’s always interesting to take note of the first early rumors and see how much of it comes to pass when a device finally releases.
The overseas report has rounded up posts on Weibo and one of the claims is that work is already in progress to make the iPhone 7 dustproof and waterproof for its release in 2016. The source also says that a prototype has already been made. Another snippet of info is that said device does not have a metal frame. A further posting claims that Apple will use a new material for the frame of the iPhone 7 next year and that metal frames will not feature after this year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
In yet another snippet the same report says that the iPhone 7 will feature a completely flat liquid crystal display. These claims are interesting and many would like to see a waterproof iPhone 7. Coincidentally there has been recent speculation that the iPhone 6S has some degree of water-resistance. However, Apple has not confirmed this and we’d advise against testing this out for yourselves!