At this point, it seems very likely that Apple will ditch the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. Several rumors have suggested Apple is moving in that direction, as has some beta iOS code, so it seems pretty darn plausible.
We saw some concepts of what the iPhone 7 might look like if the 3.5mm headphone jack is left in the dust, but we wanted something a bit more higher quality. We reached out to concept designer Geert van Uffelen, who has created some popular artistic renderings in the past, and contracted him to build an iPhone 7 concept without a headphone jack. The gallery above is what he came up with.
We like that Geert stayed conservative in the iPhone 7 renderings above, which remove the headphone jack at the bottom of the phone and give us a better idea of how thin it might look. Note the stereo speakers on the bottom now, too, which could potentially replace the single speaker at the bottom right of the current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Also, you’ll note that the back of this concept iPhone 7 device doesn’t have the antenna lines present on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Additionally, the renders show a flat camera. These are two features that Apple has apparently trying to work on. Will it look like this? Almost certainly not, this is just an artistic rendering, but we can at least begin to see where Apple might be headed if it starts to make some of these design changes.
Geert didn’t stray very far with the software, which is good because we aren’t quite sure what to expect from the next major release of iOS just yet.
Let us know what you think of the iPhone 7 concept in the comments below. We’ll try to bring you more like this.