Contrary to the previous thought that the new offering from Apple will only have a minor upgrade over the previous model, reports from some analysts claim that the upcoming iPhone 7 might be dust and water resistant.
Digitimes reports (via GSMArena) that the iPhone 7 has completed its third round of testing for dust and water resistance. In addition, the prototype models are said to feature a digital touch-sensitive or virtual home button as part of the display.
Storm, another Chinese website adds to the rumour by saying the virtual home button might use haptic feedback motors seen on the Force Touch trackpad of the MacBook to give a button like feel, and other interface options. The report adds that this would make the smartphone completely dustproof and waterproof. To be noted is that analysts recently predicted the inclusion of a virtual home button in the iPhone 8, thought to be launched in place of the iPhone 7s.
The report further says that the Cupertino-based tech firm might also consider including a matte black colour for the iPhone 7 chassis. This is supposed to be darker than the Space Grey colour.