Rumor: Leaked images show dual-camera component for 5.5-inch iPhone 7, other changes for next-gen iPhones
Date: Monday, June 27th, 2016, 08:45
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor
In the latest round of leaked images, a new series of iPhone 7 camera components show a new dual-camera that will be exclusive to the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus screen size. There appears to be about a one centimeter gap between the two inner cameras enclosed in a pill-shape protruding component.
The smaller 4.7 inch iPhone 7 will also receive a camera upgrade, according to these leaks. The hole is substantially larger and the entire component has been aligned closer to the corner of the device, indicating some kind of upgrade.
The pictures also show the absence of horizontal antenna lines on the back of the handset wherein the aforementioned lines are now only present at the chassis edges.
Other changes shown in the leaks once again demonstrate the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. The bottom of the phone now includes two speaker grilles, suggesting stereo sound output.
Keep in mind that the leaked images are unconfirmed, but mention changes that have been previously mentioned in the rumor mill to date.
The iPhone 7 is expected to be announced by Apple officially later in the year, around September. The new cameras will almost certainly be headline features of the new phone as major external design upgrades are tipped for the ‘OLED iPhone 8‘ in 2017. 2016 will break Apple’s usual tick-tock cycle of major chassis design changes every other year.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.