New schematics hint the iPhone 7 will be shorter, narrower and just a bit chubbier

Victor, 06 July, 2016

Only one thing seems to be certain about the next iPhone- its Fall release and we are only going by historical data here. As per the rest of the device, it is still largely a mystery in typical Cupertino fashion. Don't get us wrong, there are leaks and rumors, plenty of them, but most sources seem to be speculating more than anything else.

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Still, it is up to you to decide on authenticity for yourself and with that being said, today brings about a fresh set of schematics. These seem to show a detailed comparison between the current iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7. The bottom line is that the new device should be just a bit thicker at 7.15mm (vs 7.1mm), but it will be both shorter and narrower, while preserving the same screen size.

A quick look at the back side of the schematics also clearly shows a new and quite bigger camera module - another often discussed feature for the iPhone 7. The module itself also appears to be much closer to the edge this time around, hinting at some space redistribution on the inside. Speaking of which, Cupertino might have confirmed many fans worst fears and freed up some room by getting rid of the 3.5mm audio jack altogether. At least, that is what the bottom side of the drawings show.

The leak comes courtesy of an accessory maker, which is definitely believable as far as the schematics are concerned. However, it was also backed up by a clearly fake "live photo" of the iPhone 7. It is quite easy to spot some glaring imperfections around the bottom antenna band, that has been edited out, as well as the oddly missing numbers underneath the iPhone text near the bottom. Here is the picture in question, so you can judge for yourself, but overall we advise you take the information with a grain of salt.

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The bezel is for a better handle experience. But, if the phone become thicker I prefer a smaller bezel, because we could hold the side firmly. My opinion is fair to every phones

2nd that. Also fatter phones don't bend so easily. Just look at the entire iphone 6 bends in youtube, and they are plenty.