WSJ: iPhone 7 models will lack major design changes

WSJ: iPhone 7 models will lack major design changes

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has revealed in a Tuesday report that there will be no major design change in the next-generation versions of the iPhone -- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus -- scheduled for launch by Apple in 2016.

According to the WSJ report, the overall look of the forthcoming new iPhone 7 models will largely be the same as the current-generation iPhone 6S models, and the previous-generation iPhone 6 series.

As per the report, the biggest change coming to the iPhone 7 handsets, vis-à-vis the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 versions, will be the elimination of the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack. The removal of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 models will reduce the thickness of the new iPhones by one millimeter as compared to the current iPhones.

The WSJ report is in line with the earlier reports so far as the revelation of the removal of the headphone jack by Apple in the new-generation iPhone 7 handsets is concerned. However, an additional disclosure by the WSJ is that the lack of design changes in the upcoming iPhone 7 handsets is because of the fact that Apple has evidently been held back by limitations in currently available technology.

On the basis of the information shared by unidentified sources, the WSJ report claims that Apple could not introduce a major design change in the 2016 iPhones because "new technology in the pipeline will take time to implement."