iPhone 6s and 6s Plus haven’t got enough time to gel well with the users, and the rumors and leaks around the iPhone 7 have already started building up. Back in September, we had told you about a rumor saying that the iPhone 7 will get a water-resistant coating. Well, a new rumor seems to add some detail to that previous rumor.

Apple has apparently patented a new technology (images below) that seals off all the open ports that are vulnerable to water or other liquids. Sealing the ports blocks liquids from entering the iPhone and causing damage. Moisture sensors could determine moisture presence and could stay closed unless a call or some other function requires them to open up. “Electronic Devices With Housing Port Shutters” is what the system is being called.

Apple also has the patent for a process that coats iPhone components with water-resistant material. Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst, is known to make very accurate predictions about Apple’s devices. According to the analyst, the iPhone 7 will get 3GB RAM, A10 chip, and body thickness of as less as 6mm.

Another report from Macotakara, a Japanese site, says that Apple will get rid of the 3.5mm earphone jack in order to make the iPhone 7 thinner. Instead, the company could provide a Lightning connector headset or the users could also use Bluetooth headsets. Lightning adapter-to-3.5mm connectors could also come handy.

With all such developments going on about the iPhone 7, expect the phone to come out in September 2016 and not earlier.


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