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Apple iPhone 7 backlight leaks revealing minor design changes?

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Apple iPhone 7 backlight leaks revealing minor design changes?
While we don't expect Apple to introduce the Apple iPhone 7 until September, we already have some idea of what the next iteration of the phone might offer. We could see a new design that eliminates the 3.5mm earphone jack. If that is the case, Apple will most likely come up with a way to use the Lightning port to connect the device to a set of earphones. We also expect the new iPhone 7 to be waterproof and offer a larger capacity battery.

Today, leaked photos allegedly showing the backlight for the iPhone 7 have surfaced revealing a new design. Side-by-side pictures comparing the leaked part with the one used in the Apple iPhone 6s show flex cables located on the left side of the iPhone 7 backlight while the iPhone 6s backlight has it on the opposite side.

Since there is no Apple branding on the product, we really can't be certain that what we are looking at is a part for the iPhone 7. As a result, we do recommend that you take this with a grain of salt.

Having said that, you can check out images of what is claimed to be the backlight of the iPhone 7 by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: AppleClub.tw (translated), NWE (translated) via BGR

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posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:19 1

1. French_Toast (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


It seems not to have much change , it should name it Iphone 6 SS

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:25 5

2. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


What should Apple change about it? The great screen of iPhone 6 is the reason why I decided not to buy 6S.

Apple is already featuring best in class LCDs. I assume best in class OLEDs from Samsung are better but we have to wait some more years to get these in iPhones.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:28 4

12. DellDeep (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


Up the resolution.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:30 11

13. Landon (Posts: 404; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Well-Manicured-Man: You might as well change your name to "I-Will-Buy-Anything-That-Has-An-Apple-Logo-On-It"

Apple makes well made products but so do A LOT of other companies that won't break your bank.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:42 7

16. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


I've owned Sony devices. Z2 and Z3 compact. I even gave the Z5 a try for two weeks.

I came back to Apple because of the software.

And by the way I have not bought iPhone 6s.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:00 5

22. French_Toast (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


I leave Apple for the software many years ago, i dont like to be a jail.!

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:17 3

23. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


I can understand that. I came back because iOS is very convenient to use and I simply like the consistency and quality of iOS even though the quality has decreased after Jobs death.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 16:25 6

28. Wiencon (Posts: 1784; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Actually this particular well manicured man is one of less biased people here on PA. Can't we just have decent discussion with other arguments than "you're apple sheep/fandroid/sonyfan/windowsboy" and so on?

posted on 07 Jan 2016, 06:49

32. Landon (Posts: 404; Member since: 07 May 2015)


When someone is defending a company for possibly removing the 3.5mm headphone jack, to me that's just plain brainwashed. You're right about the apple sheep/fandroid discussion considering it's identical to motorheads arguing about which car company is better. To me, there is no benefit to the end user to removing the headphone jack (which has been around since the 19th century) to make the phone even thinner and for the end user to have to shell out even more money to buy a new set of headphones with a lightning port.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 17:59

29. WPX00 (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Good looking LCDs? Maybe.
Best in class? Absolutely not. The Moto X Pure's definitely is. Unless we're counting class as size. But in this case we're likely defining it as price, in which the iPhone's display, as good as it is, does not totally smoke its competition.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:26

3. Iodine (Posts: 1305; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


That's like looking at the home button and saying that the original iPhone and iPhone 5 are the same.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:29 1

4. acruzlu (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


Most iPhones are the same, the 's' in most of the new ones stand for same.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:42

6. Iodine (Posts: 1305; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


And why it stands for "same" ? S iPhones are drastic upgrades, many people think that even bigger than main releases.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:00

9. acruzlu (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


There is nothing drastically different about them, same mediocre performance.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:32 1

25. BradyCrack (Posts: 502; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Lol its one if not the fastest smartphone in 2015 certainly not mediocre.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 18:43 2

31. mackan84 (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


It still is the fastest and the clock is now 2016

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:44 1

8. bucky (Posts: 2460; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Shouldn't come as a surprise that he "s" versions look the same from the outside-unless of course you're new to the phone business.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:31 1

5. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2071; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


This Is Just A Backlight, Why Should It Change Much From The i6? This Has Nothing To Do With The iPhone 7's Design Or Screen Res.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:40 1

14. combatmedic870 (Posts: 557; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Why does any of this matter? The phone is 9 months away!!! NINE!!! That is a huge amount of time!

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:41

15. joevsyou (Posts: 683; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


well.. it is just a one of the many pieces in a phone...

Also What on earth do think will change anyways? Phones as reached a point in their life that there is NOTHING new design wise that any company can do. At least until they are ready for like foldable screens

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:38 1

19. nepalisherpa (Posts: 210; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)


What should they do? Make a circular screen? How else would you change a rectangular screen?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 18:10

30. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


Or 6S2 same/similar

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 12:43

7. Joosty (Posts: 113; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


If the iPhone becomes IP certified. Woooooo. These things will be everywhere. Lol. Not like they aren't already.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:22 1

10. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


It wont change that much of course, and the good-specs will come until the i7S.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:43 2

17. jeroome86 (Posts: 858; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


The Beast is coming 2016.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:55 7

18. acruzlu (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


The Galaxy s7 edge?

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 14:50 1

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 19803; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That 7 is gonna be bad ass...watch.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 15:49

27. TBomb (Posts: 692; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Since there are no words on the original picture, you could easily argue all that happened was a mirror flip.....

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 01:15

33. mitchytan92 (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


Aww man. Hopefully it isn't true. Was wishing a OLED display finally.

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