The Apple’s iPhone 7 is expected to be the company’s thinnest iPhone yet, going beyond the thin type factor of both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to the reports, the device that is going to be introduced next year will have a density that is going to determine between 6.0 mm and 6.5 mm. Presently, Apple’s iPhone 7 thickness will be just 6.1 mm, suggesting that iPhone 7 could be much thinner than this too.
iPhone 7 Thickness
Previously, we got details that the upcoming iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6s are going to be incorporated into Apple’s Force Touch tech displays. Due to the addition of another display, we expect the density of these devices to be somewhat more than their predecessors. We are also positive that Apple will discover a way around this constraint and present better manufacturing techniques with its partners to, even more, minimize the thickness.
We also anticipate iPhone 7 to include the company’s own A10 SoC, which is going to fabricate on either TSMC’s or Samsung’s 10nm FinFET procedure, depending on which company can effectively produce the biggest amount of yields first. In order to bring its plan to fruition, the expert strongly thinks that Apple will not be changing from in-cell over to glass-on-glass touch panels next year, which was a rumor from Apple’s supply chain in Asia suggested last week.
The in-cell panels main advantage would be that a thin iPhone 7 could be manufactured without facing too many barriers. Another benefit of using in-cell panels will be that the company could also produce bezel-free mobile devices, however, the trade-off will be that a thinner iPhone will not be able to get produced.
The continued use of in-cell panels would also give Apple the capability to produce an iPhone 7 as thin as Kuo’s suggested 6.0mm-6.5 mm size. Although glass-on-glass panels enable the possibility of a bezel-free iPhone, it also restricts the ability for the company to create smaller sized and thinner smartphones.
In the meantime, we are going to wait for more information to sprout prior to we should jump to conclusions.