Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus CAD drawings leak: no new design, but 3.5mm jack is gone and dual camera in iPhone 7 Plus corroborated


As the expected September unveiling of the Apple iPhone 7 family looms closer, more and more leaks and rumors start surfacing from all places and sources. While it's hard to verify all of these early rumors, this latest one containing CAD drawings of what is said to be the Apple iPhone 7 looks convincing.

Coming straight out of the depths of Weibo, China's Twitter alternative, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pictured below from various angles lookjust like most sensible rumors paint them to be: gone is the 3.5mm headphone jack, replaced by what looks like a secondary bottom-facing speaker. The iPhone 7 Plus is pictured to have a brand new dual-camera setup that should enable a new horizon to photography enthusiasts. These are the two most obvious changes in outwards appearance, while the overall design of the handsets seems to remain similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Yes, Apple is changing its tradition of new iPhone design every two years and it's only expected to introduce a new iPhone design in 2017.

The things that make the iPhone an iPhone, however, are hard to be seen on such a picture: Apple is expected to bring a new and more powerful A10 system chip that should become the fastest on the market when it launches, the base 16GB  iPhone model will also - finally! - be replaced with a 32GB model, and rumors even say that a 256GB model is coming.

Right now, though, take a look at the leaked iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus images right below: how do you like what you see?

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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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16 Comments

1. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Nice Job PA

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Seems it's all going as the leaks have indicated, it's ok, nothing amazing. I'd prefer it if the body followed the shape of the iPads and iPod though, not so circular at the side but rather just rounded more at the back edge, sits much more nicely in the hand that way.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

How can this be "okay" seeing as how they have replaced the headphone jack with a speaker? Based on these schematics, what benefit is there in this phone for the removal of the headphone jack? This is going to be Apple's pure ripoff edition of the iPhone, they really should call it the iPhone 6ss since they intend to be nazis about it.

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

They'll put lightning earbuds in the box which will satisfy most of their user base, for those who want another option they may well supply a 3.5mm adaptor, we don't know. We don't know what, if anything the additional space will be used for yet so can't comment.

3. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

This dual camera hump, I suppose on iPhone 7 plus, is soo fraking ugly...

4. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

Even the cad drawing is bent as you can see in one if the pics lol

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haha. Its just the proportions of the phone looking warped for the 3D look.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm looking at 2017, if this is true. That goes for the Note 7 rumors as well.

15. KRPT55

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

Whats wrong with the N7? Im unbias but seems much better than a i7 upgrade. Perfect all rounded phone, 4000 mAh, water proof, QHD, future proof USB type C, new Gear VR, best screen, 6GB ram, stronger/faster processor, compact design, micro SD + 64gb BASE model, iris scanner ( can be said gimmicky but its there if you want it) What more do you want ? Curious not trying to attack you Hard to add new things when phones have reached so good.

7. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

This is so ugly and childish looking. The dual camera back looks terrible. Apple hasn't figured out how to center their cameras yet.

8. JeffAbigate

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

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10. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

On the 3rd pic the 'remnant' of the 3,5 jack is visible next to the lightning port on the inside :) Funky detail, I wonder if the CNC machines will drill like this.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

That's not where the 3.5jack is - it's much further away. That's probably the dedicated hole for the mic (which also looks to be moved, since it it is also further away from the Lightning port)

11. idroidsht

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

oh look an iHater commenting on an apple rumor

13. KingSam

Posts: 1453; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

What if that's wider space is for laser AF and not a camera?

16. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

iPhone 6$$$....I'm still buying...

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