Another technical drawing suggests iPhone 7 has same width and height as iPhone 6s

By , May 9, 2016

iPhone 7 schematics dimensions NowhereElse leak 001

Reliable French leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer via his blog NowhereElse.fr and Twitter handle @OnLeaks published this morning another claimed technical drawing of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 7 which suggests that the device will be as tall and wide as the current-generation iPhone 6s, measuring in at exactly 67.1 mm wide and 138.3 mm tall.

The leaked drawing does not specify the depth of the iPhone 7, but previous rumors did point to an iPod touch-thin phone so it’s too early to tell if existing cases will fit the iPhone 7 or if these will need reengineering for a thinner form factor.

Another thing we can glean from the purported drawing: Apple’s next iPhone will have the rounded edges similar to, if not the same as, the current iPhone 6s generation.

The cutout for the rear camera appears to be slightly larger than that on the iPhone 6s and is located closer to the top left corner. The slightly larger camera cutout might mean that the iPhone 7 could improve low light performance by utilizing a larger sensor.

Lastly, it would seem that the rear camera won’t be flush with the housing. Assuming the drawing is genuine—and these things can be easily created in Photoshop—the next iPhone won’t bring an all-new form factor as some people have been hoping for.

NowhereElse claims it received the image from a reliable source who is an employee at Catcher Technology, an Apple supplier that builds the iPhone’s unibody case.

Source: NowhereElse.fr (Google Translate)

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  • Jamessmooth

    If they are in fact going to make the 7 “iPod slim” AND include a bigger battery (even if it is only 1-2% bigger), that’s pretty impressive.

  • JayDee917

    The iPhone 7 is turning out to be the iPhone 6SS.

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      5/5s were the best.

      • Bill

        If you think the 5/5S was the best, then you might want to check out the SE.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        5/5s were the best in terms of design and sir, i already have a 6S.

      • Bill

        Well then, there you go! 🙂 I will be picking up an SE, since it looks nearly the same as the 5/5S but has newer internals. I had the 6, but much prefer the design of the older phone. The 6/6S is too thin, rounded, and slippery for my liking.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        4 inches is too small especially after using a mammoth 6 plus

      • Bill

        I can certainly understand that. Currently I have an HTC phone that’s slightly larger than my old iPhone 6, and I often find it too large to comfortably use one handed though. Hence, I will be buying an iPhone SE soon. 🙂 But the larger screen does come in handy.

    • Anonymous

      This should be expected, apple has major disgin changes every four years. This really should not come as surprise!

      • JayDee917

        Um, an example of that? The 3G was completely different design than the original a year later. The 4 was another major design change 2 years, the 5 was a pretty major design change in switching the screen size, aspect ratio and metal back. The 6 is completely different from the 5.

        A major design change happens every 2 years.

      • Anonymous

        Your not the first one to ponit that out. Yes in two years the phone begins to appear differently. However the iphone to iphone 3gs had rounded conner. Iphone 4 to iphone 5s had box conners. Now iphone 6 to iphone 6s, and now it rommour iphone 7 will not have any major disgin changes. I suppose it could just be me, but we dont have long to wait and see.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Yawwn..

  • CAIO MARIZ®

    iPhone 7 (my render from iPod touch 6G)

  • So, iPhone 7 will NOT have smart connector, will NOT remove headphone jack, will NOT have dual camera, will NOT have any design changes. Guys, we’re just getting another iPhone 6s in a different year. The most boring iPhone release in history of universe.

    • Bill

      Don’t be so dramatic, Nancy.