Alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 7 pictured in Gold, most probably a fake

Alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 7 pictured in Gold, most probably a fake
The iPhone 7 is emerging as one of the worst-kept secrets in the Apple flagship's history. Months prior to its impeding September launch, we've gotten a fair bit industry insight about Cupertino's next move from the likes of Ming-Chi Kuo and other knowledgeable sources.

Evidence is aplenty that Apple will differentiate the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus by implementing a dual camera setup with limited optical zoom capabilities inside the phablet. There are other new additions in store, of course, but for now, let's turn our attention towards the leaked material.

A purported photograph of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7's back panel originating from Weibo – the Chinese micro-blogging website – has been making the rounds online. Pictured in Gold color, the alleged device sports several design differences to the iPhone 6 and 6s. Notably, it appears rounder, the antenna lines have been moved to the top and bottom, and a new module appears between the iSight camera and LED flash. This could be a laser auto-focus system, a color correction sensor, or something else entirely!

Looking up close, the picture seems quite obviously fake, but we have no sure way to establish this with full authority. Then again, what we're seeing here corresponds with rumors and leaked renders we have observed over the past few weeks, so the changes suggested by the photo – fake or not – do remain a possibility.

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35. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This does not even match the leaked Cad drawings.

34. NicAngel unregistered


33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wasn't it posted by PA earlier that Apple was making to phones, the iPhone 7 and 7 pro? The Pro was the one with the dual camera...right? So this loos quite a bit like a plain model. I recall when the iPhone 6 photos appeared, everyone said it was fake and Apple wouldn't make a phone hat ugly. Turns out they did just that. It looks genuine enough for me.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Could be a mock up, could be a cast dummy of the actual device, or it could be a test mule. Either way, it's not an impressive looking unit IMHO, and not interesting at all. The Note 6 is what I really want to see, and what Samsung does with its S-Pen. These days, leaks are all too accurate, and based on what I'm seeing, I'll be skipping the 7/Plus/Pro. Apple could be throwing a curveball, but I doubt it. I think we're seeing what's actually coming.

9. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Sizewise this is doomed to fail, and if they dare to put 750p for the 3rd time, this phone will have no future

11. phantom28

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

apple says 328 PPI is enough for you.... human...not to spot the pixels , who are you to doubt apple geniuses .....I wonder if they will rise the PPI to the LCD ,.... sry RETINA display they will call it?!

13. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

your level of sarcasm is phenomenal! lol :D +1

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

UNICORN SUPER RETINAHD display... and it will have 329PPI

14. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

The public doesn't care about screen resolution as long as you can't see them at arms length.

15. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014


16. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The public. 100's of millions of sales of iPhones. If the screen was poor people wouldn't buy it, it's not, people do. Only tech geeks who like to feel superior care about ridiculous resolutions on phones, then complain that benchmarks are wrong because they're done "on-screen"...

17. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

You won't say that when iphone 7 comes with 2k or 4k. btw, 750p is way too low.


Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

it looks fine on 4.7" at arm length, can't see the difference between it and my 5" 1080p phone, 441 ppi. i don't care tbh as long as it isn't pixelated which 326 ppi isn't, and if Apple jumps to 1080p or 2K, as long as performance is the same as the latest iPhone, i wouldn't bother either. come on, people just search for something to bash iPhones, just like people bashing S7 for it's speaker, sharpness-wise 326ppi is fine, it's the superior contrast and ink-black of OLEDs that makes difference.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just who hold their phone at arm length at daily basis? unless your arm length is 30cm

36. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

My 6 plus is 1080p. Sorry bro, but unless your using VR (most people dont), screen resolution is irrelevant past 1080p on these small screens. You are simply lying to yourself if you think otherwise. We can argue OLED vs LCD at this point, but screen resolution is a dead subject at this point t in the game. If Apple did I crease it, it would be for VR only. It would not affect my daily use in the slightest other than decreasing my battery life.

21. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

They don't care. Apple made the hype."if it's not an iPhone, it's not a iphone." Iphones are the latest trends. Nokia was doing good for what it offered to the public. Options. Unlike iphones. It's just one. If you don't carry an iPhone, you are not cool or rich. And let's not forget posy. Samsung caters for technology. Not brand recognition. So obviously the trend will KO.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's actually a very true post Jimrod. The general public AKA the mainstream consumer couldn't care less about 2K/4K, and neither could I to be honest. Apple doesn't market its products to techies, they market to the soccer mom, and that's why they're so successful. The trolls on this site know that, but it gives them something to feel relevant about. They get to congregate on tech sites, and bother people about who's phone is better lol. I love my iPhone and my note, and I've never once harped about the screen resolution or number of cores, I just like how they get me thru my day. That's what the mainstream consumer cares about as well.

29. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Source? Source?! Ask any random iPhone user on the train what 720p is, believe me. They would have no clue what youre talking about. I'm talking about the general public here, not techie nerds like us. Personally, I think if a smartphone uses virtual reality it should use 4K, as I've heard the S7's VR headset's pixels are visible. If a smartphone has no VR headset usage I think 1080p should be the minimum. IMO quad HD is an overkill for regular usage yet not enough for VR. I'd much prefer better battery life and performance even if its not a dramatic increase.

8. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Could be a dummy, not the real thing

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 709; Member since: May 02, 2016

i don't care

10. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

You cared enough to leave a comment.

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

He cares about likes

6. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Click bait

5. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

"Most probably fake" and still make a news out of it.

38. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Because it regarding 'Apple'

4. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I have to say fake, sad really because at a quick glance I think it looks quite clean. - flash does not look to be true tone - every round thing has very fine sharp points, as if someone attempted to cut and paste. - the corners on the phone also has it's sharp points

3. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Looks similar to iphone 6 and 6s.. Just add some s**tty features to their design... likely fake..

2. satwik.basu

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

The camera is not even properly round. Fake.

1. Saioofi

Posts: 348; Member since: May 23, 2014

Man that looks way too fake. Look at the camera and flash

18. jeevanand88 unregistered

Ppl wud buy it evn if its d final design wit apple logo!! Apple logo is the most important thing in watevr might b the design...

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