Will iPhone 7 be Waterproof?

It may seem a little too early to be talking about the upcoming iPhone 7, since its predecessors, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, just hit the store barely a week ago. But then, we like to talk of what is next, and it may help you decide whether to skip the new releases and wait for the iPhone 7, which is guaranteed to bring better specs and new smartphone technologies.

The newest rumor doing rounds on the internet is that iPhone 7, Apple’s 2016 flagship, could be built to be water resistant. This means that Apple is taking a first step to making its next-gen flagship more sturdy and durable, something that the company has not invested much in with the smartphone family.

Companies like Sony and Samsung has been making the flagship devices waterproof for several years now; it is very plausible that Apple is re-thinking its smartphone casing material to catch up. The rumor goes on to reveal that Apple will no longer use the 7000 series aluminum to case its smartphones, but will instead go for a new casing and frame material, according to a posting on Weibo.

Image credit: 9to5 Mac
Image credit: 9to5 Mac

Apple has always made its iPhone, and other electronic products including the iPad and iPod, more aesthetically appealing than water and shock resistant. This is a big deal because it shows Apple is starting to favor functional elements and features over aesthetics, a clear sign things will keep changing.

It would be great if Apple made the iPhone 7 more shock and water resistant. This will complement well the rumored specs and new features of the iPhone, which include enhanced security features, a better processor, more RAM, and a “completely flat” 3D display panel made with technologies no one else has yet.

The newly released iPhone 6S ad 6S+ do not introduce many enhancements from the iPhone 6, instead made for those that may have chosen to skip iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, but cannot wait for iPhone 7. Take these details with a pinch of salt, because at the end of the day, it is still an unverified rumor.

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