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iPhone 7 predicted to pack a waterproof design

by Jacob Kleinman | November 20, 2015November 20, 2015 7:00 am PDT

Will the iPhone 7 be Apple’s first handset to boast a water-resistant design? A new report from the researchers at TrendForce suggests Apple will finally rollout a waterproof phone next year, along with another upgraded spec for the larger Plus model.

It’s clear by now that creating a beautiful water-resistant handset is entirely possible. Just look at Sony’s Xperia lineup. So it’s entirely possible Apple could do the same with the iPhone 7. This would also give the company a clear selling point, even if the device isn’t much of a visual upgrade.

The same report also predicts that the company may include an extra gigabyte of RAM (that’s 3GB total), though only with the larger iPhone 7 Plus. That lines up with another recent report from popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who made the same claim earlier this month. This isn’t the first time we’re heard rumors of a waterproof iPhone either, and at this point the speculation is starting to pile up.

For now, though, the iPhone 7 is still a big mystery. It’ll be a good long while before we see it unveiled onstage, though rumor has it the company could have something else in store for us earlier next year.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...