Will the iPhone 7 Return Apple, Inc. to Growth?

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Not waterproof: Contrary to some speculation that the iPhone 7 would be waterproof and sport new materials for the outer body, Mac Otakara predicts the new device will have the same aluminum material and have the same water resistance as the iPhone 6s.

No dual-lens camera on iPhone 7: Mac Otakara agreed with previous speculation that the iPhone 7 will not sport Apple's rumored new dual-lens camera system, but the Japanese site noted it was unclear whether or not the new camera system will be included in the iPhone 7 Plus. So far, speculation has only suggested the dual-lens would be included on the iPhone 7 Plus -- and not the iPhone 7 -- to help differentiate it from its smaller counterpart.

Other rumors about iPhone 7 circulating include expectations for a flush rear camera, stereo speakers, and upgraded processors.

Apple needs a huge success

Apple management is currently guiding for a year-over-year decline in revenue for its current quarter, blaming economic headwinds and tough comparisons for iPhone sales in the year-ago quarter. While the company's rumored smaller iPhone launch this month could help beef up unit sales enough to prevent further year-over-year declines in the segment -- and possibly even Apple's total revenue -- it will be the iPhone 7 that will likely determine whether the company can return to growth during the next 12 months.

Will the iPhone 7 stand out enough from predecessors to reinvigorate iPhone sales and help the company return to growth?

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