By now many iPhone users have gotten used to the fact that the camera on the iPhones is protruding. It is part of the design of the iPhone 6 and 6s series, so to a certain extent it wouldn’t be surprising if Apple kept it around for the iPhone 7. However according to the folks at MacRumors, that will change.
The iPhone 7 is expected to feature a brand new design, and according to their sources one of the alleged design changes is the removal of the protruding camera. Instead, it seems like Apple will go back to the good old days of the iPhone 5 and 5s where the camera lens at the back sits flush against the rest of the body.
Apparently this is thanks to Apple using a thinner camera module. Note that this applies to the iPhone 7 and there is no word if the same treatment will be given to the iPhone 7 Plus, in which last we heard, it could feature a new dual camera design (for some certain models). In addition to the flatter camera, other design changes include the removal of the antenna bands on the band.
The bands are still expected to be present along the sides and edges, but the removal of the ones on the back could result in a slightly cleaner look. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but given that the iPhone 7 will most likely be announced in the later part of the year, we still have some time left before the rumors can be confirmed (or debunked).