Next iPhone will be thinnest yet

Apple iPhone 7When Apple unveils its new flagship mobile range in the second half of 2017, the devices on offer will be slimmer than any of their predecessors thanks to a change in the speakers that are used.

2016’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus managed to lose a little weight by ditching the headphone jack, a controversial move which is still seen as a misstep by many. But patents filed by Apple reveal that it is working on a cutting edge speaker system, which should not only benefit the iPhone, but also its tablet and laptop ranges.

Tech Radar points out that the iPad Pro already features a type of micro speaker technology which should be similar to that destined for the next iPhone, whether it ends up being called the 7S or the 8.

Last week also saw rumours that not one but two big screen iPhones would be making an appearance in 2017, with sources stating that Apple will finally be introducing a curved display to this range, so that it can compete with the Samsung Galaxy Edge devices. The launch of the new iPhone is a long way off, but anticipation is building already.