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Pictures of an alleged Apple iPhone 7 show dual-camera set up, no home button

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Pictures of an alleged Apple iPhone 7 show dual-camera set up, no home button
Out of China this morning comes a trio of photographs claiming to show the Apple iPhone 7. The photo showing the rear of the phone appears to feature a dual-camera set up. It has been rumored that we could see two rear-facing cameras on certain models, or possibly on the entire iPhone 7 line. In addition, those unsightly antenna lines are no longer visible on the back of the handset.

At the bottom of the phone is a magnetic based Smart Connector like the one used to help attach the Smart Keyboard to the Apple iPad Pro. It also helps send data back and forth between the Smart Keyboard and the 12.9-inch slate. Unless Apple has some sort of Continuum-esque feature up its sleeve, the appearance of the Smart Connector is a strange one.

Now this might be the time to pull out your container of salt so that you can take this story with a grain of the stuff. Looking at the photo of the front of this alleged iPhone 7, we can see that the handset does not have a home button. Captions that accompany the photo say that Touch ID and the home button are integrated together inside the home screen. The 3.5mm headphone jack is also MIA in the photos, but we have been expecting that for some time now.

The Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus won't be introduced until September. On Tuesday, we expect to see Apple introduce the 4-inch Apple iPhone SE at an Apple media event.


source: AppleInsider

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posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:15 11

1. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


An iPhone without it's signature home button? Seriously?

That's too strange to be real.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:21 7

4. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


"Now this might be time you pull out your container of salt so that you can take this story with a grain of the stuff"

Haha, Alan. You have no chill. :D

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 08:47

61. yann (Posts: 222; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


The truth is that the back is too ugly to be made by Apple.
I'm not a fruit fan, but must admit that their devices are crafted very well. Too rounded edges for my taste, but extremely nice in general. 6 series especially for women.
So, this is too ugly in any way to be the back of iPhone 7, or Tim Cook is going slightly mad.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 09:06 1

63. sgodsell (Posts: 3629; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If it's missing the home button, then the current 3D touch could be used as an on/off/home button. Also Qualcomm has already shown the world back in January 2015 how their ultrasonic finger print scanner works. Not to mention their is a few Android devices already using Qualcomm's scanners. Also the ceramic back casing could mean that Apple might be jumping on wireless charging. Android, Starbucks, Ikea, and a number of others have been implementing wireless chargers for years. So maybe Apple is going to jump on the wireless charging. Who knows until the time.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:56

13. zeeBomb (Posts: 2095; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


This can be only one thing... ULTRASONIC FINGERPRINT!

and I think this is the iPhone 7 pro

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:29 2

34. Finalflash (Posts: 3085; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Lol, no, this just means the leak is a fake. The case is just like the meizu phone and this is just the leaker doubling down to get views. He probably worked on this mock up for weeks and then the meizu announcement ruined his chance in the spot light.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:51 2

37. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Well that looks like an iPhone to me. The edges are different than the Meizu one.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:19

17. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 333; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Man I would say China clone tbh. But I would be nice for more screen space without the home button and like have an onscreen home button.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 16:16 1

45. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


ATLAST they f off that crappy home button

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:05

51. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


That home home button is an iconic feature of the iPhone.

Doubt Apple is gonna ever ditch it.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 00:43 1

57. emmawilliam834 (Posts: 155; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)


No home button would be interesting if true. more people like having the Touch ID on the front at the bottom.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 01:20

58. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


What? There's no way in hell that gonna happen.

No way.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 21:23

67. TooSoonJunior (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Mar 2016)


The iPhone lost its signature home button since the release of the 5S

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:20 5

3. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Virtual Buttons! I hope alteast that helped them to reduce those gigantic Bezels.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:22

5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1161; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Whether or not these images are real, there has been talks about Apple getting rid of the home button at some point. I wonder if a capacitive button would replace it or if iOS would adopt some kind of swipe-up feature to close out of an app similar to how BBOS 10 and WebOS had.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:20

18. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 333; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Could they use the 3D to do it?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:23 2

6. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Fake. That dual camera is to ugly to be true right?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:59 9

14. Arschsalat (banned) (Posts: 158; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


LG G5 is true :D

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:13 6

16. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


G5's dual camera rocks. Not ugly.

Why all that hatred for LG?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:48 3

36. Unordinary (Posts: 1698; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


They hate anything that isn't Samsung. I love the G5, and I planned on getting the S7. LG changed my mind

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 19:48

53. catze86 (Posts: 726; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Wow, you planned to buy samsung phone? Is the world's armagedon came too early? 0.o

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:19 4

31. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yeah and the back of the G5 is damn ugly.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:54 4

38. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Opinions are like butthole. Everyone has one.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 15:21 4

43. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You honestly don't think the back of the G5 is ugly, just go take another look lol.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 00:27

54. refillable (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


No it isn't. Care to proof me wrong? You can't.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 00:37

55. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Proof
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-G5_id9819/photos?image=60636
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-S7_id9817/photos?image=60654
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Sony-Xperia-Z5-Premium_id9612/photos?image=55138
Which is better? Note the G5 that's for sure.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 00:42 1

56. refillable (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


What does this proof? Your opinion that the G5 is ugly? Keep that to yourself. No one is forcing you to buy it. It isn't objectively ugly.

Remember the S5? All the peeps keep saying it's an ugly band-aid.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 13:23

65. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


It proves that the G5's back is ugly compared to phones with a gorgeous design. If the vast majority of people think the G5 is ugly then it might as well be objectively ugly. The S5 was pretty ugly just like the G5 and of course I didn't buy the S5 and i won't be buying the G5 either.......I have a much better phone anyway.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 22:39

69. refillable (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


"If the vast majority of people think the G5 is ugly then it might as well be objectively ugly"

Very delusional indeed.

My point still stands. You can buy whatever you want but I couldn't care less. The S5 and the G5 are both excellent phones with subjective views aside.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 23:31

70. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yes they are excellent phones but they are also ugly lol.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 23:36

71. refillable (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


No they are not ugly.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 13:19

64. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Not****

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 05:24

60. Phonehex (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


LG G5 is true and UGLY too !!! :D

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 16:56

66. Unordinary (Posts: 1698; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Thats your opinion. Just like how my opinion of the S7 most likely differs from yours. Everyone has different opinions. Welcome to reality.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 23:57

72. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


What's your opinion of the S7?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:39 2

21. Jimrod (Posts: 1365; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


I thought the protruding camera on the iP6 was too ugly to be true too... :D

But I've felt that all the 3D touch was heading towards an all-over fingerprint sensor and home button as a logical conclusion - I hope this is one rumour that has some substance.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:21 2

33. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The no home button is awesome but that huge ugly dual camera hump isn't.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:32 2

29. tedkord (Posts: 11633; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's what people said about the design of the iPhone 6.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:20 5

32. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The iPhone 6 doesn't look bad tho, there is barely a camera hump but this dual camera on the IP7 is huge and ugly.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:35

7. tango_charlie (Posts: 250; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Probably a photoshoped meizu MX 6 Pro

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:38

8. abhishekvashishth (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


But it's meizu

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:38 1

9. nctx77 (Posts: 1961; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


These pics came out a few days ago. Come on phone arena!

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:42 6

10. whatev (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Oct 2015)


As usual, android fans are more interested on apple news than the real users

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:43

11. nebula (Posts: 577; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Ouch .

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 11:52

12. submar (Posts: 462; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Single tone LED??

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:01

15. dcgore (Posts: 227; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Still looks huge! Can't Apple shrink the bezels?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:23 2

19. Commentator (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


How can you even tell where they begin from those photos?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:54 1

30. nctx77 (Posts: 1961; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


First of all, we don't even know if these pics are real? Secondly, you can't even see any bezel. How do you know the screen just didn't get bigger?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:25 2

20. Commentator (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


More interesting (if this is legit) is the lack of earpiece.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:40

22. Jimrod (Posts: 1365; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


That's possible, Sharp did it with an earpiece speaker built into the screen.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:19 1

28. Commentator (Posts: 3685; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


They did, but if I remember correctly it didn't fare so well in call tests.

But wow if it is real: Apple would be dropping the headphone jack, home button, and traditional earpiece on the same device. Pretty ballsy for a company that doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel with each iteration...

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 17:17

49. zunaidahmed (Posts: 809; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


What if, it has a 90%+ body to screen ratio, that would actually be a little special, even though Sharp has already done it before, but they couldn't really market it internationally. The speaker could be place somewhere like Xperia, at the top edge of the screen, but this is all speculation, and I actually doubt myself this is an iPhone but more of a Meizu actually.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:40

23. Skimshaddy (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


LG G5 camera? wtf!!!

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:06 1

24. kefalin (Posts: 249; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


i think its just photoshoped Meizu MX 6 or Pro 6.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:08

25. MedLEB (unregistered)


It might be a "wireless button" (like the lacking of 3,5mm jack) lol.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 15:00 1

41. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


@MedLEB

Nice rant. It doesn't make you sound cool though.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:16

26. roscuthiii (Posts: 2217; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I was watching TV last night, and I put two ads together in my mind. One was for 3D Touch, and the other for Live Photos. I think I figured out by the dual camera set up:

3D Photos (3D Live Photos?)

One of the Live Photo images in the ad was your basic New York City street... Buildings, some trees, lots of taxi cabs... I thought it was perfectly set up for being done in 3D.

As to the home button, I'm sure it's still there... Since Apple and a lot of people are very big on Touch ID. It's just going to be virtual/capacitive so it's invisible on the face of the iPhone (like how no one really sees the FFC or sensors on a phone with a dark front) to be a little more aesthetically pleasing. I've never liked the home button on iPhones. Creates that giant bottom bezel.
Maybe even as someone said above, the whole screen could be used as the Touch ID.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:17

27. Swordylove (Posts: 198; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


Maybe it's just too dark and there's no ring around it.
Also, the back is ultimate fugliness. If this is not fake, then it's time to sack Jony. He's lost all his magic.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:46 1

35. geordie8t1 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Nov 2015)


didnt apple file a patent for a fingerprint reader under the touch screen about a year or so ago? which would eliminate the home button, which was the plan for a while now along with the 3.5mm jack? im sure this tech is unlikely to arrive and i suspect its fake but there are patents to suggest its on the cards maybe at some point

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:58

40. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


yes they did.

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