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Early rumor points to a waterproof ‘non-metal’ Apple iPhone 7 next year

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Early iPhone 7 rumors claim Apple’s next flagship smartphone could sport a waterproof design with a non-metal frame.

According to a post on Chinese microblogging website Weibo, Apple is currently testing iPhone 7 prototypes with a dust and water-resistant design. However, as revealed by patent filings earlier this year, Apple could use methods like hydrophobic coating on electrical components or integrating silicone seals at all the water ingress points.

Apple is also claimed to have decided to move to a ‘non-metal’ chassis for its next iPhone. Although no specific details are available at this point, the new choice of material will reportedly offer superior structural strength. Another change that Apple is said to be considering is incorporating a ‘completely flat’ LCD display. Starting last year, Apple has been using a new protective cover glass on top of the LCD panel with curved edges on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s duo.

Source: Mac Otakara

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