Shielding from interference can allow tighter packing of chips and more battery space.
The next iPhone set for launch later this year will rely on Lightning headphones but will not feature advanced noise-cancellation, new reports claim.
Reports are based on rumored partnership between Apple and wireless charging solutions provider Energous.
New reports suggest iPhone 7 could experiment with new technologies to push the bar higher.
The company is reportedly trying to overcome problems of power loss associated with true wireless charging.
Future iPhones may offer headphone connectivity through Lightning and Bluetooth.
New reports claim Apple will launch a 4-inch iPhone by April. The phone could be called iPhone 5SE.
A patent filed by the company details dual camera setup that allows optical zoom.
Apple described amplification of audio within the phone to combat decreasing space in phones.
Other rumors in the recent past about the iPhone 7 include 256 GB storage and improved battery.
New reports claim the iPhone 7 Plus could feature 256 GB and 3,100 mAh battery.
Reports have emerged claiming a leak from Chinese mobile operator confirms the existence and launch date of the device.
Taiwanese company TSMC will most likely get all of Apple's iPhone 7 orders thanks to its integrated fan out technology.
An Apple patent to prevent entry of water through shutters was published this week.
Contrary to earlier reports, the launch of an iPhone 7 Mini may not benefit intended users.