iPhone 7 to be the thinnest iPhone yet, claims latest rumor

Want your iPhone to be thinner? Well, if the current rumor making the rounds is true, your wish could soon come true.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

Apple hasn't abandoned its obsession with making the iPhone even thinner, with Japanese tech site Macotakara claiming that the new handset will be 1mm thinner than the current offering.

The current iPhone 6s is 7.1 mm thick, so shaving off 1mm would take it down to 6.1mm, which coincidentally is how thick the current iPod touch is.

Other than shaving off the millimeter from the thickness, the report claims that the other dimensions and materials used will remain the same. So if you're expecting a big revamp, you might want to look elsewhere.

The rumor goes on to reinforce the report that the 3.5mm headphone jack will also be dropped as part of the effort to shave a millimeter off the thickness. It also makes mention of a thinner Lightning port, although that would seem to be referring to the thickness of the part and not the connector itself.

The report also claims that the mono speaker will be replaced by a stereo unit, and that while the iPhone 7 will not be waterproof, it will be drip-proof (in other words, don't expect it to survive immersion).

The iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled around September, with availability shortly after.

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