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Rear case of Apple iPhone 7 leaks sans antenna lines, protruding camera and earphone jack

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Rear case of Apple iPhone 7 leaks sans antenna lines, protruding camera and earphone jack
An image of the rear case allegedly belonging to the Apple iPhone 7 has leaked. A photograph of the inside and outside of the case was taken off of a computer, and appears to have been snapped at Catcher Technologies. The latter is an Apple supplier that produces casings for the iPhone. Instead of the protruding camera seen on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6s, there is some black material around the rear-camera cutout that was described as a "slight bulging outgrowth."

Other changes include the removal of the antenna lines on the back case, and as expected, the earphone jack has been eliminated. The source of the image says that the casing is thinner than the one used on the iPhone 6s.

The unveiling of the Apple iPhone 7 is still roughly half-a-year away. which means that we should take this image with a grain of salt. However, we should point out that in March 2014, images that were alleged to be that of the Apple iPhone 6 were leaked by a Foxconn employee. Those images turned out to be legitimate.

Also included in the slideshow along with the leaked photo, is a rendering of the back of the iPhone 7 made by an artist.


source: NWE (translated) via AppleInsider

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posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:06 18

1. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


Hopefully this is real. Phones with glass backs are stupid and fragile.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:19 14

4. aikoo (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


Assuming you're referring to the Galaxy S/Note series, the iPhone 6/s is more likely to crack it's screen before any of the current Galaxy's.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:24 22

6. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


I said glass backs. Not the screen. And no I wasn't referring to any particular Company.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:31 7

11. aikoo (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


I'm aware of that but if a drop test was to occur, the iPhone would crack it's screen before the Galaxy does it's glass back.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:54 11

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 19786; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Maybe you should head over to YouTube.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:10 7

15. AlikMalix (Posts: 5084; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


There u go:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GU8S_BjByKU

Also:
There's no metal sheet behind the rear glass of Galaxy s7. It's just a shiny tinfoil coating (look closely in the video)

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:20 10

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


Metal build obstructs wireless charging. Nice that Samsung did not use it.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:27 2

22. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Qualcomm have supposedly figured out how to get wireless charging with metal bodies
But no one's actually used it yet, maybe it's not quite ready for products yet

Hopefully next year's metal phones all have wireless charging

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 23:30 1

35. aikoo (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


Fair play, I gotta give credit where credit is due but this is just one of many drop test. I still stand by my observation.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:36 15

29. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


Do you work for Samsung?

All I said was I'm glad the iPhone doesn't have a glass back. Not only the fact it's fragile but it's also a fingerprint magnet.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 02:56 5

44. Jimrod (Posts: 995; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


I believe Phonearena posted a video of Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S+ and the Galaxy got trashed... Or is my memory hazy?

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:26 10

7. tedkord (Posts: 10263; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And the Galaxy phones are the best on the market.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:34 13

27. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


That's very debatable

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 00:56 1

38. Joseph96 (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


Lol no" Lg is much better then samsung s**tt

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:27 2

8. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2059; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The S7 seems like it would have the easiest to crack screen, drop it on the side and its done. Also why is the iphone 6s more likely to crack it's screen over the current galaxy S7?

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:36 1

12. aikoo (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


Various drop test prove this. Yes, the Galaxy S7 is 50% like to crack but if you'd focus on trying to crack one of the sides of the Galaxy S7 VS the iPhone 6s, the iPhone would crack first.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:30 2

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


Given that most people use cases, it's no major advantage of the S7 over iP6S

The undisputed advantage lies on it's features - way above any Apple device to date.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:48 7

31. ChickenDinner (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Dude, you totally work for Samsung. EVERY person knows that the S7 (having a glass back and a glass screen) would be more prone to damage after a drop.

also, why the f**k are so many SAMSUNG FANBOYS ON THIS ARTICLE?

Phonearena has a serious problem with idiotic samsung fans.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:55 4

33. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Maybe to get a first look at the Galaxy S8? I don't know really, good question.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 23:27 1

34. aikoo (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


I'm no fanboy. Why are you on your period though bud? Seems like I struck a nerve.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:31 3

25. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1126; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I would prefer 5S design though

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:34

26. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Nice placement of antenna lines now it looks more cleaner. And hopefully chinese companies would also stop striping lines at the back.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 02:35

43. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 183; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


IPHONES ARE THE BEST PHONES IN THE WORLD, DELUSIONAL IDIOTS.

THere's a reason why Apple is the most innovated company, in the WORLD BY FARR

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 11:20

56. Beastmode1 (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


the fact they have no innovated for several years makes me scared for you

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:15 2

2. Piyath_ale (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Nov 2015)


Love the design...

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:18 11

3. Achillias (Posts: 46; Member since: 24 Sep 2015)


Same design different antenna bands.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:20 1

5. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Reminds me of the Sony Xperia line

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:13 1

16. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


at first glance, surely it looks almost exactly like iPod Touch 5.
only it's cleaner.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:29

9. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2059; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


IDK about that case but I love the concept art, looks good.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:30 1

10. artificialintelligence (Posts: 151; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


Dual camera setup?

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:20

19. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Looks like its not this one
There's only 3 holes in this one
1 big hole for the main cam, 1 tiny hole for the mic and 1 hole for the flash

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 01:30

40. BradyCrack (Posts: 501; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Isn't that only going to be for the plus model?

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 08:25

54. nctx77 (Posts: 1709; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


That was rumored for the plus(Pro)model. This is supposedly a the 4.7 inch model.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 21:43 2

13. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


On top of Mac production lines being controlled by Windows (http://goo.gl/jEm65F ), iDevices are also designed on a Windows PC...kudos Microsoft.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 01:24

39. ZetZet (Posts: 22; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


OS X is a locked down platform, until Apple releases a production line themselves they will all be windows or linux. And since Apple makes nothing themselves only designs it's not surprising.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 03:21

46. Wiencon (Posts: 1775; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Oh no, now Apple will surely go bankrupt

Jesus man, everybody knows that Windows is used in more than 99% factories, XP was and still is incredibly stable OS, AFAIK till last year many banks were still using it because Windows is meant to be enterprise platform and it offers more freedom in such cases

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 20:16

61. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


"Oh no, now Apple will surely go bankrupt"

Uhm, WTF did you get that idea from?

Why you sounding so butthurt? Simply stated the reality and congratulated Microsoft on their achievement...deal with it.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:14 3

17. tywinlannister (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Aug 2015)


Lol... They are using windows...

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:24

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


Of course they do use.

You think tech companies can make it just by themselves? They need to stand on others shoulders in one wsy or the other.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:24 3

21. jeroome86 (Posts: 857; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I know the videos I watch of Erica Griffin phone reviews. Her S6 and Note 5 had crack camera lens on the back. I think a case would alleviate the problem.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:28 1

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


I think apple is finally experiencing a "what now?" design phase. All of their phones have been designed beautifully. This one is no exception, but rather more plain? It looks like the back of a metal iPhone 5C if there was one. Apple does a great job in their designs when translating, "less is more"

Phones are already in that stage where they all look similar. Its a rectangle with buttons on the fronts or sides if any at all. Apple might be forced to do some "edge" type designs in the near future to keep up with Team Android.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:35

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


"It looks like the back of a metal iPhone 5C"

Huh? Last I checked, the iPhone 5C is plastic and not metal.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 00:07 2

36. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


i think what it means is a metal version of iPhone 5C.
same design, difference is just top and bottom thin antenna bands(?).

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 00:08 1

37. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


yeah, while it looks great, it's quite too plain in my opinion, still looks far better than the 6 though.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 01:32

41. BradyCrack (Posts: 501; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Not a fan of the concept, they should just get rid of the antenna bands all together.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 01:55

42. vliang86 (Posts: 133; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


I'm sold! I love my iPhone 6s and want iPhone 7 that can beat S7 edge!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 07:21 2

51. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Serious.. Its an iPhone 6s with less antenna lines but same design.. The iPhone 6 and 6s compared to the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 & 5s is horrible.

Don't be a ignorant Apple Fanboy

Signed - a Apple Fanboy.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 03:08

45. Lenny86 (Posts: 93; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Still not the russian leak.It is fake,I can do this in CAD,take a photo and say it is an iphone 7!
Thats a chinese windows user from 90`s.Windows 7,xp?

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 04:25 2

47. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Omg. Look ugly as f**k.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 07:21

52. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


kinda does.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 04:34

48. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


I cannot wait to watch iFans attempt to justify the loss of headphone jack.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 07:03 1

49. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


headphone jack is analog..in a digital world..it's time to replace.

Just two reason why removing the headphone jack is a is a great gain is because having a digital jack rather than an analog jack enables information to go back and forwards... this means features like active noise cancelling that can adjust according to your environment becomes a possibility.

Not only this but due to the limited room most amps in phones are pathetic.. removing the amp from the phone and relocating it to the headphone enables you to have a larger amp enabling you to have better and louder sounds.

You will find that USB-C ports with Apples Lighting ports will usher in the end of the headphone jack.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 07:18

50. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


The design is ugly as anything.. so disappointing

However i have heard that the camria hole is much larger compared to current iPhones which indicate they have done something with the camria, which is exciting but i could be wrong..the absence if the outdated analog headphone jack is another thing which is exciting.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 07:34

53. Chuck007 (Posts: 1041; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Looks fake to me? Or something Apple released on purpose to lower people's expectation for the iPhone 7? No way in heck will Apple not drastically change the design for a major release.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:34

55. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


The antenna lines are still on that rendering just situated at the edges and blend in with the case color a little better. Pocketnow has a better look at the renderings. Still, nothing is concrete about the iPhone 7 at this point.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 11:20

57. Beastmode1 (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


FAIL |!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 11:22

58. Beastmode1 (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


At least i support a company that listens to its customers or at the very least learns from its mistakes the return of the SD card and water resistance is what i asked for now.... remove my headphone port so that the stuff i own is useless thats not what anyone wants good luck fail phone already

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 12:14

59. ameran (Posts: 245; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


The ugly antenna lines didn't go away. It looks like they just moved them to the top and bottom of device.

It also looks like another copy of HTC design.

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