According to KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will be reducing the thickness of the iPhone and making it as thin as the iPod Touch in 2016. Kuo predicts the iPhone 7 will be between 6.0 and 6.5 millimeters thick.
If accurate, that would put the “iPhone 7” in line with Apple’s current iPod touch and iPad Air 2, both of which are just 6.1 millimeters thick. In contrast, the current iPhone 6 is 6.9 millimeters thick, and new 7000 series aluminum on the “iPhone 6s” are expected to make that device just over 7 millimeters thick.
There might be recent resports that Apple will be switching to glass-to-glass screen technology by according to Kuo, Apple does want to switch to that, especially if the company goes to a higher resolution display; however, the company’s drive for thinner devices might delay that a few years.
“Apple and its suppliers have invested heavily in iPhone Force Touch in 2015 and we believe 2016 new models will stick with a similar Force Touch structure as used in 2015,” said Kuo.
Apple is scheduled to announce the iPhone 6S & 6S Plus in 2 days time. Let’s look forward to that for now.