Alleged photo of the iPhone 7's rear surfaces: dual camera and Smart Connector?

Alleged photo of the iPhone 7's rear surfaces: dual camera and Smart Connector?
Well, folks, with "only" 6 months left until the expected iPhone 7 announcement, it's only natural that rumors will start popping up all around the web, pointing out various features that Apple's next heavy hitter may have.

So far, we've heard that the next iPhones may lack a stereo headphone jack — since Apple will, reportedly, look to make the device thinner, it is said it will remove the classic jack and only allow for headphones to be connected through its proprietary Lightning port. We've also gotten quite a bit of leaks and analyst speculation about a possible "dual sensor" camera.

Well, an alleged photo of what is supposed to be the iPhone 7 Plus' back panel shows us that the two camera sensors may just be a reality. Another new feature we can see on the photo is a modification to the antenna strips (we've seen this new setup in other photos, too), and there seems to be a triple dot Smart Connector near the lower part of the handset.

There is no word on whether the dual camera is going to be exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus or if it's going to make its way to the regular iPhone 7, and we've no idea what an iPhone may be using a Smart Connector for. In case you don't remember – the Smart Connector was introduced with the iPad Pro and is used to connect it to the Smart Keyboard. It's another Apple-proprietary connection standard, which allows for both data an power to be transferred between two devices. iPad Air 3 leaks have revealed that the new slate will have the trio of dots on its side as well.

Unfortunately, the leaked photo does not allow us to see if there is a headphone jack at on the bottom of the phone or not. But, if it's omitted, could the Smart Connector actually be there for a new type of headphones? And what will Apple put in place of the missing 3.5 mm jack? Some reports suggest a second speaker.

Case maker Feld & Vold quickly bade a couple of renders of what the iPhone 7 may look like based on this photo leak. You can check them out below, but keep in mind that what you see is in no way final – just an educated guess based on rumors.

source: Bastille (translate) via MacRumors; renders courtesy of Feld & Volk

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)




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4. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

The camera bump looks like a big pimple...

41. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

i6s and i7 have same thickness if they also measure the camera bump, lol

64. MSi_GS70 unregistered

jeeesus that is disgusting phone even more protruding camera gag .. am vomiting ..

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looks pretty darn boring without the lines. iPhone 5S' design still the best.

22. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

@NoToFanboys You mean HTC M7's design, right?

38. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You read that right? The iPhone 5s looks like the m7?? You and techie need help.

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No he's just stating the obvious. HTC did have those lines on their phones before Apple did. Whether its copying? You can choose to see it as you want. But its funny how after Apple signs a patent deal with HTC, the iPhone 6 appears with those ugly antenna gaps drawn at the top and bottom of the phone. You and many others are so quick to talk about when another OEM copies something Apple does,why dont you stop being a hypocritical bigot and do the exact same when Apple does it.

54. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

you may as well be asking them what the meaning of life is. ive seen your question go unanswered about as many times.

60. AlikMalix unregistered

Is it so effing hard for phone manufacturers to just make a flat back like the 5s? Make it effing thicker with smaller battery if you must - who cares. I hate cases so I'm forced to lay my iPhone down with the camera overhanging the table - I hated android phones for this - now Apple? And no, I hate the curved back even more like the older HTC phones. iPhone 5s was the best designed phone, period! Get a clue Apple, Samsung, and the rest of the damn manufacturers. The photos above (whether real or fake) are damn ugly!!! Especially in pink! /rant over/

58. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Well that's awrap folks...introducing the iPhone 7 Plus, the worlds first dual camera***

68. mohi315

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

is this a joke ?first duel camera ? :/

62. uggman

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

thats some ugly looking camera.

2. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016


20. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Looks fine to me

24. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I do not care about iPhones. iPads are the only Apple devices which I use.

27. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Um ok

30. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

BradyCrack! What's my bruh. I did you, man!

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Pretty soon you won't even be able to hold the damn phone cause it's going to be too thin!

39. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

no worries, their camera bump will help you hold on your phone :D

65. MSi_GS70 unregistered

yeah you will catch it hanging on camera bump :DD

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

This can't be real. Thought Jony Ive said the camera bulge was one of the worst design choices for the iPhone 6?

11. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

This guy, John Ive, should take a look around. Nokia N8's 'protruding' camera design was amazing. Like an extra device on a smartphone. But, those days of great design are now long gone. Boring semiugly minimalism has taken over.

36. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Johnny I've, the most overrated person on planet

66. MSi_GS70 unregistered

he's been hiding now some longer time.. he f**ed up few things..

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't mind a little camera bulge as long as it's at the center.

8. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

If it's true then it will be most innovative and pioneer move by Apple to use dual camera setup .

15. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

but there are android smartphones that already came out with dual camera/sensor setup...oh wait, they copied apple even tho apple's dual camera iphone hasnt come out yet ;o)

25. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I think he is being sarcastic

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