Everyone and his brother has ideas on what Apple will stuff into the iPhone 7, due later this summer. Goodbye, home button? Amit Chowdhry:
Several rumors have been surfacing about the next iPhone — which is expected to be called iPhone 7 — such as a dual-lens camera on the larger version, the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, the addition of a second speaker at the bottom of the devices, waterproof and dust-proof ratings and a Smart Connector.
How about no buttons? Or, fewer buttons?
As far as the replacement of the physical home button goes, you should wait on additional leaks before believing that Apple will actually change it.
Apple will skip the “S” naming convention in 2017 by calling the device iPhone 8 next year — which will be the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone. And the iPhone 8 is expected to be radically redesigned with an all-glass chassis and a curved OLED display. The iPhone 7 is expected to be announced in September or October.
As always, ‘wait’ll next year.’