More iPhone 7 leaks point to a next generation Apple device with a similar form factor as the current generation iPhone 6s. Design changes are said to be subtle, with antenna lines being moved to the edges of the iPhone 7 or made invisible entirely. The dimensions and thickness of the next iPhone aren't expected to change much, but this doesn't mean Apple has no new tricks up its sleeve.
Apple's next move when it comes to wearables has been a hot topic lately. The Apple Watch launched almost a year ago, and most recently received new nylon bands and a price cut to $299. Last week analyst Brian White made waves by claiming the Apple Watch 2 would be revealed at WWDC in June, sporting a 20-40 percent thinner case design. A new research note from KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo throws cold water on this idea.
The iPhone 7 rumors are heating up ahead of Apple's expected iPhone SE keynote on March 21st. Earlier today, the Chinese site My Drivers reported that Apple is planning to release three iPhone 7 models in the fall. The next-generation refresh will include an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro, to fit in with Apple's rumored 9.7-inch iPad Pro and already released 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Apple is expected to announce both the iPhone SE, next-generation 9.7-inch iPad and new Apple Watch bands later this month.
The iPhone 7 will be 1mm thinner than its predecessor the iPhone 6s, according to Macotakara. The iPhone 6s is 7.1mm thin, which means if Macotakara is correct, the iPhone 7 will be 6.1mm. This prediction makes sense since the current iPod touch model is also 6.1mm.
Apple's rumored March keynote has been pushed back to March 21st, one day before Apple is scheduled to argue their case against the FBI in the San Bernardino terrorists iPhone dispute. The alleged date change from March 15th to the end of March was originally reported by the well connected John Paczkowski of Buzzfeed.
Paczkowski claims Apple will unveil the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro at a small event to be held at the company's Town Hall in Cupertino, California. The iPhone SE is a new 4-inch handset, which will be powered by a faster processor and ship with Apple Pay. The last 4-inch Apple device released was the iPhone 5s in 2013. Apple increased the display size of its iPhone lineup to 4.7- and 5.5-inches with the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus the following year. The iPhone SE will replace the iPhone 5s in Apple's current lineup ahead of the iPhone 7 launch later this year.
March 15th is the new rumored launch date for the iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 and new Apple Watch accessories, according to 9to5Mac. Rumors have been swirling that Apple plans to replace the iPhone 5s with a 4-inch device named the "iPhone 5se". The new iPhone is expected to ship with an A9 processor, improved cameras, Live Photos support and Apple Pay. The 4-inch handset will be available in 16GB and 64GB models starting at $450.