With everyone anxiously awaiting Apple’s big conference this week, we now have some news that is seemingly unrelated to Wednesday’s meeting. As reported by Apple Insider — with information coming from respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities — the company’s new iPhone 7 could very well be the thinnest iPhone yet. The iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thick, and the 6 Plus 7.1mm, with the 7 expected to be anywhere from 6.0 to 6.5mm. In perspective, the current iPod touch and iPad Air 2 are each 6.1mm thick. The new phone is also rumored to feature durable 7000 series aluminum alloy, which would presumably alleviate the majority of bending issues.
No other details regarding the iPhone 7 have been reported at this time, but per usual, check back with us for more. And be sure to tune in to Apple’s event this Wednesday.
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