Tweaks to the design of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 7 could be significant enough to require owners to splash out on new accessories, despite previous leaks suggesting the device would be virtually identical to last year’s iPhone 6s.
A report from Japan says that Apple will make the earpiece at the top of the phone longer and move the ambient light sensor from the left hand side to the right.
While these may seem like minor changes, they mean that screen protectors used on older iPhones will not work with the new model.
So if you own a screen protector for your current-gen Apple phone, chances are you’ll need to add the cost of a replacemement to cash you'll be spending on a fresh iPhone 7.
The news comes as a report citing insiders at Apple appeared to confirm that the iPhone 7’s only major change compared with last year’s range would be the removal of the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
The iPhone 7 is expected to launch alongside the larger iPhone 7 Plus in September.
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