iPhone 7 may be easily confused with an iPhone 6s, feature only minor design changes

Lining up with previous reports, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the iPhone 7, expected later this year, will feature only minor exterior design changes compared to the current crop of iPhones. The report claims, once again, that the next iPhone will indeed ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack that has come with every iteration of the device since the iPhone 3G.

From The Wall Street Journal:

The biggest planned change in this year's phones is the removal of the headphone plug, which will make the phone thinner and improve its water resistance, said people with that matter. The Lightning connector will serve double-duty as a port for charging the phone and for connecting headphones, they said.

Apple is said to be planning a much larger design overhaul for its 2017 iPhones, which is said to include an edge-to-edge OLED display with an embedded Touch ID sensor. In addition to Touch ID, that design overhaul will also reportedly feature the removal of the "chin and forehead" on the front of the phone, and see the FaceTime camera speakers, and sensors all move behind the display as well.

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