Just months after the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, speculations have already begun floating around about what fans can expect from the upcoming iPhone 7. According to popular iPhone soothsayers, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities and Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, the iPhone 7 will have plenty of significant changes in design.
So, here are some of the predicted changes that the iPhone 7 might come with.
No more home button
Discussions regarding removing the home button from the iPhone have been going on for quite some time. However, Munster states that this will, most likely, happen with the iPhone 7. He claims that Apple’s move towards 3D touch will make way for a button-less iPhone. The extra space will allow Apple to incorporate much larger displays in future iterations of the iPhone, without having to increase the overall size of the device.
Munster also predicts that, in order to make this possible, Apple will have to move the Touch ID sensor towards the side of the phone. As a result, users will benefit from having more operational convenience.
Away with glass displays
Munster also claims that Apple will finally shift to Sapphire displays with the iPhone 7, making it the first mass manufactured smartphone to receive this treatment. He goes on to state that the Apple Watch Sport served as a test subject for experiments concerning materials. For instance, the watch came with the Series 7000 aluminum before it was incorporated into the 6s models.
The iPhone 7 launch is expected to happen sometime in late 2016.