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iPhone 7 Rumor: New Device Might Be Waterproof And Ditch Home Button


Apple Insider reported on Monday the latest iPhone 7 rumors.

According to the popular blog, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will be making several changes to the upcoming iPhone 7, which is believed to have finished the third testing phase.

Apple Insider, citing reports from DigiTimes and, stated a touch-sensitive button could allow the front of the device to sit completely flush. The back of the device is also expected to be flush as the camera "bump" is likely to be removed.

The "bump" has been a source of frustration for some Apple users, Apple Insider noted.

Meanwhile, reports have been mixed if the iPhone 7 will be waterproof and this may be a key feature as Samsung's flagship device, the Galaxy S7, can be fully submerged in 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

"Going waterproof involves closing as many unnecessary gaps in a device as possible," the popular all things Apple related blog stated. "For the iPhone that could be helped if Apple decides to strip out the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, as some rumors have pointed to. Instead, people would have to pump external audio through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or Lightning-equipped accessories."

Shares of Apple were trading lower by around 0.50 percent Monday afternoon.

Posted-In: Apple Insider Digitimes Galaxy S7 iPhone 7 iPhone 7 RumorsNews Rumors Tech


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