Date: Friday, July 15th, 2016, 05:54
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor
The iPhone 7 rumor/leak train keeps rolling on.
On Thursday, a set of leaked pictures shows an alleged iPhone 7. While there’s a chance this might be a clone that tends to emerge before a new iPhone launch, a video posted on Chinese website Weibo shows a similar design to previous leaks.
The device in the video below shows many of the characteristics we’ve seen in previous photos allegedly showing next-gen iPhone components. Most notably, those include a larger camera opening — the iPhone 7 is rumored to include a new and improved camera system —the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, and redesigned antenna lines that are repositioned from across the back of the device to along the edge.
Other leaks have shown an even larger camera opening than the one shown in the video as well as other features like a Smart Connector and the removal of the classic mute switch. The larger camera opening could possibly be reserved for the dual-camera system expected to arrive on only some of the new models. In the video, the mute switch is once again present.
Other rumors have mentioned a new, darker black color option for the next-gen iPhone as well as that of Lightning EarPods for the handset, which would help replace headphones utilizing the 3.5mm headphone port that could be on its way out the door.
Finally, rumored features for the upcoming iPhone include a new dual-camera system for at least some models, a design that mostly resembles the current iPhone lineup, base 32GB and 256GB storage options, the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, and possibly a redesigned Force Touch home button. One report this week claimed iPhone 7 will include a 14% larger battery compared to iPhone 6s.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.