“Every other year Apple changes the iPhone’s design, and following new leaks it appears 2016 could well produce the company’s most radical new iPhone to date,” Gordon Kelly writes for Forbes. “Korea’s Commercial Times reports a trio of exciting changes are already being finalised for the iPhone 7 and all three look set to shake up the competition through a combination of innovation and – intriguingly – reviving a feature rivals discarded.”

“There has been speculation about this for some time and now it seems the smoke will indeed lead to fire: Apple is working hard to make the iPhone 7 completely waterproof,” Kelly writes. “With the iPhone 7 the Commercial Times states the [antenna] stripes will become a thing of the past finally leading to a uniform finish… The handset’s body will be constructed from what it simply describes as ‘New Compound Materials’ – and it is these which will allow wireless signals to pass directly through them doing away with the striped antenna gaps.”

“Such a material may sound a little Sci-Fi, but it’s actually something the company has been working on for a while,” Kelly writes. “In fact in June 2015 Apple was granted a patent for ‘Non-capacitive or radio-frequency-transparent materials with anodized metal appearance.'”

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