Apple iPhone 7 Plus mockup reveals new blue color, smart connector and dual camera setup?



A video revealing a mockup of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus has been posted on social media. The video itself refers to it as a mockup (and not the final chassis as reported elsewhere). That doesn't mean that the iPhone 7 Plus won't look exactly like this, it just means that the device seen on the video does not give us definitive answers. In fact, most of what we see here has already been seen on other leaked photos, videos, CAD/CAM images and renders.

One thing that hasn't appeared before is the dark blue color of the unit, which would be a new color option for iPhone buyers. On the back, you can clearly see the dual camera setup. Both lenses are reportedly 12MP. One will have OIS and the second will purportedly give users optical zooming capabilities. The antenna lines have been moved to the upper and lower edges of the phone, and the 3.5mm earphone jack has been removed. 

This mockup of the iPhone 7 Plus contains the Smart Connector contacts that some leaks have included. The Smart Connector is used on the Apple iPad Pro to allow the Smart Keyboard to connect to the tablet wirelessly. Using magnets, power and data are transferred between the slate and the keyboard. The inclusion of the contacts on this iPhone 7 Plus mockup could mean that Apple will be offering a physical QWERTY for the device. Late last month, there was a rumor that Apple couldn't get the Smart Connector to work on the iPhone 7 Plus and decided to scrap it. This mockup suggests otherwise.

Truthfully, we won't know for 100% sure about the specs on any iPhone 7 model until the phone is unveiled next month.

source: UnboxTherapy

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  • 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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53 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The render blue was much nicer, classier.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yeah I agree. This blue looks a little too light for my liking. It could be the lighting he's using though, so I wouldn't worry too much about it honestly.

3. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Is the color going to be like a midnight blue or a hue of an ocean blue?

25. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Its gona be slightly lighter blue than heavenskybluerivermagnificentcarribeansprinkle . What a stupid debates. This doesnt belong on a tech forum.

54. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Other than a new color, dual camera, missing 3.5mm jack, smart connector pins, slightly larger battery, and maybe another 1gb of RAM. That's all the rumors combined for the iPhone 7 plus, which isn't much of an upgrade from the iPhone 6s plus.

68. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It's not a tech forum, it's a phone forum.

14. Unordinary unregistered

Hijacking for visibilty. This is from a Chinese company who made this. This is not a "prototype" from Apple. PA, the quality of your posts has gone down the sh*tter lately. Stick to the Note 7 coverage. http://9to5mac.com/2016/08/03/iphone-7-plus-mockup-deep-blue-video-hands-on/ Learn to research before posting garbage lol.

19. Alan01

Posts: 638; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

First of all, I never called it a prototype. I called it what it is...a mockup. You're referring to the heading on YouTube which we have no control over. Boy, the quality of our comments section is declining. Regards, Alan F.

28. Rafishant

Posts: 402; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Easy. Ban the trolls

35. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

that clap back though!!! and LOL I agree get out the ban hammer, the trouble stirrers are so easy to spot

41. Unordinary unregistered

Same thing. But if you want to be technical, try reading what you wrote, claiming it *could* be from Apple lmao. Bringing me right back to my post. I loved your writing 2 years ago, and I defended your great work when the comments were at their "peak". I'm sure you(and many veteran posters here) remember, as everyone would always witch hunt you after every article lol Not sure where you went to school or if you got a gig straight out of highschool, but if you agree with comments 28 & 35, you would be good over at CNN with their sensorship, as this is no where near "trolling"; just openly stating your click bait roll youve been on.

43. Unordinary unregistered

Regards, The many PA users sick of seeing garbage Apple clickbait who come here for real tech news and havnt given up on you guys yet

48. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Damn, roasted. Love it.

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You guys need to ban more trolls. The comments section has gotten horrible. Amroze (Arte8800), papa ji, and deviceguy need to go.

60. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Alan, plz ban the trolls. Trolls ate eating this site's reputation. Otherwise this is the best site in the world for overall phone news. Anyone who blames someone for no reason must get warnings first. And then banned temporarily or something like that. Plz consider that..

63. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Alan, it might be a good time to get some moderators in the comments section.

64. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Alan, it might be a good time to get some moderators in the comments section.

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

3 years in counting.. still the same darn design. I like that all black one I seen though

11. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

why change what isn't broken?

17. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

It was a pretty generic design to begin with. Apple can do better than this I'd hope.

29. Rafishant

Posts: 402; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

It's already broken. Apple sales numbers are falling.

30. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

They sold 40 million phones last quarter. That's more than LG, HTC, Sony, and Oneplus combined. So much for failing yeah? BTW, before 2015 Apple had never sold more than 50 million phones in a quarter. They've done that three times in the last two years lol.

36. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

Just wait and watch.... How samsung will crush the rotten Apple under their feet... Poor apple and it's butthurt sheeps

38. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I don't think we have to worry about apple and how many they sell, they will do just fine. I'm just wanting a new design out of them as I wasn't all that fond of this design.

45. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Poor apple and it's butthurt sheeps" Okay, now I'm convinced that you are a reverse troll now. There is no way a Samsung fanboy wouldn't know the word "sheep" is already plural, considering that's their favorite Apple taunt. "Just wait and watch.... How samsung will crush the rotten Apple under their feet..." Isn't the phrase "Wait and see"? Regardless of that, I've been waiting and watching for years now. When is Samsung gonna make this " Apple crushing" move already? It's been a decade, and their still #2.

46. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

You got the meaning, thats enough.... English is not everyone's mother language... But i really appreciate your efforts to defend Apple...

49. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wasn't questioning your English as much as the phrase. I think your English is pretty good. Just remember sheep is the plural of itself. On topic, I defend Apple because everyone s**ts on everything Apple does. I'm a contrarian at heart I guess. Regards :D

72. willard12 unregistered

"and their still #2" *they're* And, I assume you're talking about profits, which I believe is the only category in which they are #2. In that case, they will never be #1. They would have to make their phones cheaper in order to do that. That seems to be a compromise they aren't willing to make, unlike other manufacturers.

56. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I bet 30% was iSheep replacing their iPhones due to broken screens, water damage, lost, home buttons issues, screen popping up, iclould, imessage issues. Not to mention complaining about storage problems. Most cases iPhone users upgrade because they are having issues with their phone not because Apple has a great product they must have. They just stick with apple because of the perception that the competition is worse, hard to use, etc. A lot of iPhone uses are convinced anything other than iPhone is too hard to use and that Apple users are too dumb to learn something that might be easier.

66. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Same design yes but I bet next year's Galaxy S8 and Note 8 will be the same as this years.

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