PSA: You’re likely to need to purchase a fresh monitor guard for the iPhone 7/Plus

Apple decided to carryover exactly the same general style from iPhone 6/s to iPhone 7/Plus, but several crucial modifications split forward-compatibility in the most common of previous-generation components. Obviously, removing the 3.5mm headset port would need clean situation styles for iPhone 7 (and we’ve got you coated for the reason that division). About the other hand, regardless of the bodily measurements heading unchanged, screen guards for iPhone 6/s will (mainly) unfit iPhone 7. Which means you gained’t have the ability to move your previous monitor guard or get an older-model on closeout to utilize together with your bright new iPhone.

We first noticed rumblings of compatibility problems within the weekend and could independently verify these modifications with aid from notable iPhone item producer ZAGG. The main point-of competition may be the updated earpiece on iPhone 7 that will be today broader, possibly to assist with music audio help and waterproofing.

The thickness difference is a lot more substantial on 7 Plus which means you’ll probably have to purchase a fresh screen protection. iPhone 7’s earpiece is bigger than iPhone 6/s (although not by significantly) therefore there’s-a small possibility some heritage guards can work. Apple also shifted the leading iSight camera therefore be cautious with screen guards that have a top camera cutout. It shifted very somewhat on iPhone 7 therefore it shouldn’t be too large of the offer, but again there’s-a huge difference as it pertains to iPhone 7 Plus.

And undoubtedly, because of the redesigned camera bundle on both fresh iPhones and double rear cameras on iPhone 7 Plus, you’ll have to buy a fresh back guard if you’re opting for complete-device safety.

Along side not recycling iPhone 6/s screen guards, you also needs to be sure you’re purchasing iPhone 7 variations from the trustworthy merchant. It’s feasible some businesses might attempt to move off relabeled iPhone 6/s stock without really upgrading the look to take into account the earpiece/camera modifications. For the time being, we’n suggest carefully studying the merchandise information or contacting customer support before investing in a monitor guard for the iPhone 7/Plus to assure compatibility.

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