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Apple iPhone 7 could be even thinner with new antenna and dual rear cameras

Apple iPhone 7 could be even thinner with new antenna and dual cameras
Apple iPhone 7 could be even thinner with new antenna and dual cameras
The next flagship iPhone may clock in with a thickness of just 6 mm excluding the possibility of a protruding rear camera.

Sources close to Slashgear have revealed that the upcoming iPhone 7 could be as thin as 6 to 6.5 mm and still have room to include new hardware features such as dual cameras and new antenna modules. If true, then older rumors about the removal of the ubiquitous 3.5 mm audio jack on future iPhones may be closer to reality.

Apple's current iPhone lineup have the following thicknesses:

Another big question is how the thinning chassis could negatively impact the battery capacity of the iPhone. The same rumor from Slashgear claims that the iPhone 7 will still be able to pack at least a 7.04 Wh module, which would be even more dense than the 6.61 Wh and 7.01 Wh battery packs of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, respectively.

As for the dual cameras, Apple may be forced to incorporate a "camera bump" on the rear in order to properly fit the technology, so the entire backside of the next iPhone may not be a smooth flush surface as a result. The leaked photo also suggests that the smartphone could be using a new antenna design due to the lack of conspicuous strips on the back cover.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-04-13 (Update: 2016-04-13)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.