iPhone 7 specs: testing on 5 prototypes in China; next version may be waterproof, screen-fingerprint sensitive

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Apple wouldn’t be the tech giant that they are if they don’t continue to give consumers new and better products while staying true to their core. And although the latest iPhones 6s and 6s Plus, have just been in the market for three months, talks about what would come next have already been circulating the Internet.

If rumors are to be believed, the iPhone 7 will have a lot of new features as well as upgraded ones. Starting from its exterior, a couple of reports say that the new device will be housed by an unknown material which won’t be metal. This might be what the all-liquid metal iPhone speculations meant when it came in the past but was never present in the iPhone 6 line. Not only will the new smart phone sport a new housing but it might also boast new features like being waterproof. Now, this isn’t the first time that a company tried incorporating such feature in a phone. Sony continues to do so in their line of mobile phones although it gets less and less prominent. Moreover, recently, the Japanese company even advised their customers to not use their supposed waterproof phones underwater. Still, it would be interesting to see how Apple would do it their way, more so, how they will project it once they start to roll the device out.

In terms of new features, the Cupertino-based company is said to be looking through a few new ones to add in their roster of unique iPhone capabilities. While the recent models of iPhone carries the 3D touch and fingerprint sensor in the Home button, the seventh installment is rumored to have upped these features into mutli-Force touch capabilities as well as fingerprint sensors not just in the Home button but in the screen as well. Furthermore, dual-cameras, USB Type C connectors, and even wireless charging are among the purported new features to be included. Although it is not likely that Apple will cram all these new wonders in one phone, it is also being reported that five different iPhone 7 prototypes are being tested in China sparking early interest from iPhone aficionados.