Alleged photo of the iPhone 7's rear surfaces: dual camera and Smart Connector?
posted by Paul K. / Mar 16, 2016, 3:43 AM
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.
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.
- 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)
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posted on Mar 16, 2016, 3:44 AM 14
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The camera bump looks like a big pimple...
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 3:49 AM 24
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Looks pretty darn boring without the lines. iPhone 5S' design still the best.
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 3:51 AM 13
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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.
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 8:04 AM 5
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/
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 12:11 PM 0
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Well that's awrap folks...introducing the iPhone 7 Plus, the worlds first dual camera***
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 10:44 AM 0
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posted on Mar 16, 2016, 3:45 AM 16
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Looks fine to me
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 4:49 AM 0
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Pretty soon you won't even be able to hold the damn phone cause it's going to be too thin!
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 3:49 AM 13
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This can't be real. Thought Jony Ive said the camera bulge was one of the worst design choices for the iPhone 6?
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 3:50 AM 2
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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.
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 4:23 AM 6
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If it's true then it will be most innovative and pioneer move by Apple to use dual camera setup .
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 3:51 AM 2
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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)
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 4:31 AM 5
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