"Citing anonymous sources, the report said that Apple was unable to introduce a major design change this year because "new technology in the pipeline will take time to implement."This year's 'iPhone 7' will lack major design changes as Apple awaits improved technology - report
That aligns with recent reports, suggesting Apple has a major resign in the works for 2017, featuring a curved all-glass chassis that will be a major departure from the current form factor. It has also been claimed that Apple plans to somehow integrate the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, FaceTime camera and call speaker into the display itself for next year's model.
This year's iPhone, however, is widely expected to look largely the same as the current iPhone 6s series and its predecessor, the iPhone 6. Sources told the Journal that the elimination of the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack will allow the handset to be a millimeter thinner than the current model, and will also improve water resistance."
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
This year's 'iPhone 7' will lack major design changes as Apple awaits improved technology - report (AppleInsider)
Summarizing a WSJ article on the "iPhone 7" (which is looking more like 6s +/-)