You can’t even get your hands on an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s+ yet, but rumors about the iPhone 7 are already spreading faster than in a middle school cafeteria. Sure, the new 6 phones will have 3D touch screens and be available in a gorgeous “rose gold” (aka pink), but you might want to hold out for the iPhone 7 if these murmurings are true. According to Mashable, the plan is for the iPhone 7 will reportedly be waterproof and dustproof.
WATERPROOF. Meaning you can drop in the toilet, go swimming with it in your pocket, or drop it in a rum and Diet Coke and it will STILL FUNCTION. If this isn’t the best news college kids have heard in their lives, I don’t know what is. Finally, you won’t have to call your parents every three months from a friend’s phone with a sad message about how your phone “accidentally” fell into a “puddle” while you were walking to “class.”
In addition, the iPhone 7 could be the first iPhone since the iPhone 5C to have a non-metal body and instead opt for a “frame using a new material next year.”
What material will replace the super strong — but heavier — 7000-series aluminum used on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus? Apple could return to plastic, but it’s possible we could see a device made from LiquidMetal. Apple owns a number of patents and renewed its exclusive rights with Liquid Metal Technologies, Inc., earlier this year. [Mashable]
From T9 to waterproof phones. We’ve come to far, people. So far.
[Story via Mashable]