Thinner iPhone 7 without headphone jack may bring water resistance
We’ve been covering a ton of rumors regarding the iPhone 7, mainly because it seems there won’t be major changes. There’s debate over the reasons why Apple would end its regular two-year revamp cycle, but we also know that Cupertino is in desperate need for a shake-up, and the way it usually does this is by taking its time. Today we hear more of what to expect with this year’s iPhone 7, and why.
The Wall Street Journal claims that the iPhone 7 will indeed lose the headphone jack, and the reasons are mainly to make the device thinner, and also to make it “more” water resistant. Yes, it says “more” and not fully, but we’ve known that the iPhone 6s has a certain degree of tolerance. According to the Journal, the main reason for this is because the major changes that Apple wants to implement are still not ready for prime time.
“At a meeting with an Apple executive last month, one of the company’s China-based engineers asked why this year’s model lacked a major design change in keeping with Apple’s usual two-year cycle. The answer, one person at the meeting recalled, was that the new technology in the pipeline will take time to implement.
People familiar with the matter said some features that Apple hopes to integrate into iPhones, such as curved screens, weren’t ready for this year’s models.”
Ten years of iPhone is ten years of iPhone, and it could just be that Cupertino wants to make a splash about it.