The iPhone 6S hasn’t even been announced yet, let alone released, and we’re already seeing rumors regarding the iPhone 7, which is expected to be released by Apple next year. According to AppleInsider, the iPhone 7 will be somewhere between 6.0 and 6.5 millimeters thick, which would put it on the same level as the current iPod touch and iPad Air 2, and would make the iPhone 7 the thinnest iPhone to date.
While all eyes are on this week’s “iPhone 6s” unveiling, Apple’s 2016 iPhone upgrade is already in the works, with the company said to be aiming to make the device as thin as 6 millimeters, which would be even thinner than the latest iPod touch and iPad Air 2. Details on next year’s so-called “iPhone 7” upgrade were shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities in a note to investors on Sunday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider. His sources indicated Apple is planning to make the new iPhone 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. The thinness of the next-generation iPhone will likely leave Apple using the same technology to power Force Touch in its 2016 iPhone upgrade, according to Kuo. The “iPhone 6s” is expected to enable pressure sensitive input on its display via flexible printed circuit board technology.