According to several sources, the iPhone 7 will be very similar to the current models, but the expert John Gruber does not seem to agree.
According to Gruber, in fact, Apple is hiding well the actual features of the next iPhone, which will be very different aesthetically than the 6s. The iPhone 7 could in fact include one edge-to-edge screen and finally say goodbye to the frames. front camera, Touch ID and other sensors will be hidden below the display.
Some additional details about the iPhone 7 Plus will be presented in September, and as mentioned you could end up being called iPhone Pro, come with 3GB of RAM and a dual-lens camera. In any case, it seems that beyond some minor cosmetic changes and some other improvements, the overall appearance of the new iPhone will be quite similar to the current iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Excerpt from The Talk Show:
I think next year’s phone, the 2017 model, the one that will come out in September of 2017. What I have heard – now this is not really from the rumor mill but just scuttlebutt that I’ve heard – is that it will be an all-new form factor.
And there have been some rumors, I guess, but what I’m saying is that I’ve heard this independently and it is completely getting rid of the chin and forehead of the phone. The entire face will be the display. And the Touch ID sensor will be somehow embedded in the display. The front-facing camera will somehow be embedded in the display. The speaker, everything. All the sensors will somehow be behind the display.
In practice, the iPhone 7 will have a completely new front design, formed almost exclusively from the display. This would allow to have the same current screens, but with a smartphone of smaller dimensions.
The truth is that this is something that sounds too good to come to come true, but it is also true that if anyone can offer us something so surprising is Apple. Gruber also clarifies that unknown whether Apple will reduce the size of the device to maintain the current size of screen-that say the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s and 6s Plus-, or if instead the radical redesign will entail an increase in the size of the screen. Personally I think that this second option seems more logical.