Apple has just recently announced it’s set of new Iphone 6s devices but with the iPhone 7 due to launch next year a new rumor has surfaced from the Far East.
According to this report Apple is well into the prototyping phase of its next-generation handset, with current test models incorporating a waterproof design that could be applied to a non-metal frame.
This report comes from Chinese microblogging site Weibo, Mac Otakara claims that prototype “iPhone 7” units are being produced with waterproof and dust-proof features.
According to AppleInsider, iPhone 7 might sport an encapsulated system-on-chip processor and water-tight gaskets. More solutions include applying hydrophobic coatings to sensitive electrical components via a vapor deposition process, or integrating silicone seals at water ingress points, according to patent filings.
In addition, the report also claims that the iPhone 7 will move away from the familiar all-aluminum chassis, a design first introduced in 2012 with iPhone 5.
…. And lastly , Mac Otakara says the Apple’s next-gen iPhone will adopt a “completely flat” LCD display, which is assumed to be in reference to the handset’s cover glass.