The upcoming iPhone release is set to reverse the pattern set by the 6s’ increased size, with strong rumors suggesting that the phone will be much slimmer than the previous model. The electronics giant is known for removing ports that it considers obsolete and it looks as though the 3.5mm jack, which is the industry standard, will be taking a back seat as of this September.

But how are these drastic measures going to reflect on the look of the phone? The latest reports seem to suggest that the phone will be anywhere between 0.2 and 0.25 inches in thickness. Currently, the slimmest smartphone in the world — about 0.18 inches thick — does have a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you might be tempted to question whether the decision to remove the port is necessary. However, the move isn’t just dictated by style constraints. Industry experts say that the space will be used to fashion a much larger battery, or even add an extra speaker to the bottom of the phone for an improved setup.

Other recent reports have purported that the iPhone 7 will boast a dual camera, though whether that will be standard on all models is still uncertain.

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