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iPhone 7 to be 6.1mm thin, carry stereo speakers

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A new report out of Japan alleges that the upcoming iPhone 7 will be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6S. The latter is already pretty slender at 7.1mm and it looks like the former is set to be even slimmer at 6.1mm only.

Other than this reduction in thickness, the iPhone 7 will look similar to the iPhone 6 and 6S. This means the phone is set to have the same metal body, height and width. Furthermore, the rumor claims that Apple is not making the handset waterproof, contrary to what previous speculations have suggested in the past.

This is pretty disappointing news, considering Apple usually takes a stab at a new design in every non-S year. The major change coming this time round is still the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s getting eliminated in the brand’s quest to make the smartphone thinner and may be replaced by a set of speakers.

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A stereo speaker setup in the iPhone 7 had been hinted at in a report earlier this month. All the iPhones so far have sported only a single mono speaker, so this addition might go a long way in improving its sound output. Macotakara (via 9to5Mac) also confirms talk that the future phone’s camera unit will be flush against the handset’s back instead of sticking out.

The new report also dismisses the notion that the iPhone 7 will sport a dual-lens camera system, though it doesn’t know if the iPhone 7 Plus could carry the feature or not. Finally, the Lightning connector port is apparently going to be smaller now. Note that this probably won’t affect cables and likely only means the cutout is going to take up less space.