iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus dimensions leaked; slightly bigger in every dimension over iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

“It looks as though Apple had to sacrifice some size this year to get new features such as wireless charging into the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus,” Sean P. Aune reports for TechnoBuffalo.

“According to a trusted and reliable source, the ‘s’ series iPhones this year are going to be slightly bigger in every dimension,” Aune reports. “We are of course talking size differences that the vast majority of consumers won’t even notice, but it is intriguing nonetheless.”

Aune reports, “With wireless charging said to be coming to every iPhone model this year, that would make for more technology Apple needs to cram into its devices, so it makes sense the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus would need a bit more room.”

Read more and see the exact dimensions in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: New cases for everyone!

And, yes, we wish Apple would drop the self-defeating “S” nomenclature which stupidly screams to most of the world (“No big deal this year! No pressing need to upgrade!”).

We’d love to see a clean break with something like the following naming scheme:

• OLED iPhone -> iPhone Pro (2017)
• iPhone 7 Plus -> iPhone Plus (2017)
• iPhone 7 – iPhone (2017)
• iPhone SE – iPhone mini (2017)

From that point on, simply change the year as Apple already does with Macs. The Plus models will die out as OLED takes over and the huge Plus bodies needed to accommodate LCD are no longer required. The iPhone line could then be simplified to:

• iPhone Pro (year)
• iPhone (year)
• iPhone mini (year)

The top of the line could also be grown to offer varied sizes with display size designations (again as Apple already does with Macs):

• 6.5-inch iPhone Pro (year)
• 5.8-inch iPhone Pro (year)
• iPhone (year)
• iPhone mini (year)


  1. That’s how the ladies like ’em. Bigger in every dimension because there’s so much more to hold.

    As long as Apple can stuff a bigger battery inside the iPhone, that will be a plus for many consumers. I’m sure Wall Street doesn’t appreciate Apple because every iPhone doesn’t boast some revolutionary change, but I think that each little refinement Apple makes on the iPhone will be more than enough to satisfy most of their customers and keep them coming back for more.

    I’d like for Apple to find some hot new product category, but I know it won’t be easy. The AirPods and AppleWatch are doing well and hopefully so will the HomePod and the 4K AppleTV. I’m not sure what else Apple could have in store. Some iGoggles for VR in the future?

  2. Let’s hope they make it a bit thicker, so the battery will last long enough to get through a just-slightly-busier-than-normal day, or a day of business travel.

    1. That one is never coming back. Have you ever seen a newer product reintroducing a port or connector that was eliminated from previous generation?

      Especially if the new iPhones are also expected to be waterproof.

  3. So as far as I can tell, the main selling point of the iPhone 8 will be the smaller form factor while maintaining screen size of the 7+? I’m curious how battery life will compare to the 7s+, since the rumored OLED screen will help, but the smaller body must mean less battery (unless they have made some advances in battery tech and/or stacking). A $200 price difference would make the choice tough, but $300+ might lead me to hold off and settle for the 7s+

    1. OLED does not require a backlight, therefore thinner, and is more power efficient. So, power consumption should be better with the same size battery or free up space for a thicker battery.

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