iPhone 7 Will Be Made of Liquid Metal and Waterproof

Posted by Kirhat | Thursday, December 31, 2015 | | 0 comments »

iPhone 7 Liquid Metal
Rumors are spreading that the next variant of iPhone will made of liquid metal and waterproof. If Apple follows its own mobile trend, the iPhone 7 should also come with an entirely new design.

Many blogs and tech analysts already hinted that the iPhone 7 could be Apple's first waterproof smartphone.

As reported by DigiTimes, Taiwan’s Commercial Times found a report from a research firm that says Catcher Technologies will supply waterproof iPhone 7 chassis components. The company also reportedly discovered "new compound materials" to conceal the antenna bands on he back of the device. It's unclear if that means the iPhone 7 won't be made of metal, as previously rumored.

TrendForce published a press release earlier on asserting that say the iPhone 7 will be waterproof. Another post made to the Chinese social network Weibo, and reported by Macotakara, also said the iPhone 7 will have a waterproof and dustproof body.

While water resistant phones have existed for a while, the popularity with manufacturers ebbs and flows, with Samsung choosing to add it on the Galaxy S5, then abandon it for the Galaxy S6. Sony continues to make water resistance a feature on its Xperia smartphones, though it became less prevalent on the Xperia Z5.

Another Weibo post talks about Apple using a new, but unnamed material to make the iPhone 7 case, and it won’t be metal. Rumors have spread in the past about an all liquid metal iPhone, but have never come true, and this may signal Apple has decided to go in a different direction with the next-generation phone.

Apple might be planning to axe the 3.5mm audio jack on the iPhone 7, and replace it with a USB Type-C connector that supports proprietary headphones, according to sources in China. This would be a smart way for Apple to remove third-party headphones that don’t meet Apple’s standards, though it goes against the company’s move to open standards with the introduction of USB Type-C on the 12-inch MacBook.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the iPhone 7 will be the thinnest yet at between 6 and 6.5mm thick. That is around the same as the iPad Air 2, and a millimeter thinner than the current generation iPhone.

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