The iPhone 7 is going to be a disappointment. That’s the conclusion many are drawing after credible leak after credible leak revealed a device that’s a minimal upgrade on the iPhone 6S. But there might just be a very good reason for this…
Following news from ever reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple was saving up all its energy for a remarkable ‘all glass’ iPhone 8, it turns out the device might be even more appealing that we were led to believe.
Famed industry commenter John Gruber has used his popular podcast, The Talk Show, to reveal Apple’s 2017 iPhone (widely expected to skip an ‘S year’ and be called the iPhone 8) will feature an ‘edgeless’ display that removes the large top and bottom bezels completely along with the home button.
Specifically Gruber said:
“I’ve heard this independently and it is completely getting rid of the chin and forehead of the phone. The entire face will be the display. And the Touch ID sensor will be somehow embedded in the display. The front-facing camera will somehow be embedded in the display. The speaker, everything. All the sensors will somehow be behind the display.
What I don’t know, and I have no idea, is whether that means that they’re going to shrink the actual thing in your hand to fit the screen sizes we already have, or whether they’re going to grow the screens to fit the devices we’re already used to holding… I don’t know.”
Source : Forbes