Apple iPhone 7 backlight leaks revealing minor design changes?

Apple iPhone 7 backlight leaks revealing minor design changes?
While we don't expect Apple to introduce the Apple iPhone 7 until September, we already have some idea of what the next iteration of the phone might offer. We could see a new design that eliminates the 3.5mm earphone jack. If that is the case, Apple will most likely come up with a way to use the Lightning port to connect the device to a set of earphones. We also expect the new iPhone 7 to be waterproof and offer a larger capacity battery.

Today, leaked photos allegedly showing the backlight for the iPhone 7 have surfaced revealing a new design. Side-by-side pictures comparing the leaked part with the one used in the Apple iPhone 6s show flex cables located on the left side of the iPhone 7 backlight while the iPhone 6s backlight has it on the opposite side.

Since there is no Apple branding on the product, we really can't be certain that what we are looking at is a part for the iPhone 7. As a result, we do recommend that you take this with a grain of salt.

Having said that, you can check out images of what is claimed to be the backlight of the iPhone 7 by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: (translated), NWE (translated) via BGR

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1. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

It seems not to have much change , it should name it Iphone 6 SS

2. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

What should Apple change about it? The great screen of iPhone 6 is the reason why I decided not to buy 6S. Apple is already featuring best in class LCDs. I assume best in class OLEDs from Samsung are better but we have to wait some more years to get these in iPhones.

12. DellDeep

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Up the resolution.

13. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

Well-Manicured-Man: You might as well change your name to "I-Will-Buy-Anything-That-Has-An-Apple-Logo-On-It" Apple makes well made products but so do A LOT of other companies that won't break your bank.

16. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I've owned Sony devices. Z2 and Z3 compact. I even gave the Z5 a try for two weeks. I came back to Apple because of the software. And by the way I have not bought iPhone 6s.

22. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I leave Apple for the software many years ago, i dont like to be a jail.!

23. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I can understand that. I came back because iOS is very convenient to use and I simply like the consistency and quality of iOS even though the quality has decreased after Jobs death.

28. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Actually this particular well manicured man is one of less biased people here on PA. Can't we just have decent discussion with other arguments than "you're apple sheep/fandroid/sonyfan/windowsboy" and so on?

32. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

When someone is defending a company for possibly removing the 3.5mm headphone jack, to me that's just plain brainwashed. You're right about the apple sheep/fandroid discussion considering it's identical to motorheads arguing about which car company is better. To me, there is no benefit to the end user to removing the headphone jack (which has been around since the 19th century) to make the phone even thinner and for the end user to have to shell out even more money to buy a new set of headphones with a lightning port.

29. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Good looking LCDs? Maybe. Best in class? Absolutely not. The Moto X Pure's definitely is. Unless we're counting class as size. But in this case we're likely defining it as price, in which the iPhone's display, as good as it is, does not totally smoke its competition.

3. Iodine

Posts: 1503; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

That's like looking at the home button and saying that the original iPhone and iPhone 5 are the same.

4. acruzlu unregistered

Most iPhones are the same, the 's' in most of the new ones stand for same.

6. Iodine

Posts: 1503; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

And why it stands for "same" ? S iPhones are drastic upgrades, many people think that even bigger than main releases.

9. acruzlu unregistered

There is nothing drastically different about them, same mediocre performance.

25. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Lol its one if not the fastest smartphone in 2015 certainly not mediocre.

31. mackan84

Posts: 631; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

It still is the fastest and the clock is now 2016

8. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Shouldn't come as a surprise that he "s" versions look the same from the outside-unless of course you're new to the phone business.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

This Is Just A Backlight, Why Should It Change Much From The i6? This Has Nothing To Do With The iPhone 7's Design Or Screen Res.

14. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Why does any of this matter? The phone is 9 months away!!! NINE!!! That is a huge amount of time!

15. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

well.. it is just a one of the many pieces in a phone... Also What on earth do think will change anyways? Phones as reached a point in their life that there is NOTHING new design wise that any company can do. At least until they are ready for like foldable screens

19. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

What should they do? Make a circular screen? How else would you change a rectangular screen?

30. Acer_Predator unregistered

Or 6S2 same/similar

7. Joosty

Posts: 490; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

If the iPhone becomes IP certified. Woooooo. These things will be everywhere. Lol. Not like they aren't already.

10. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It wont change that much of course, and the good-specs will come until the i7S.

17. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The Beast is coming 2016.

18. acruzlu unregistered

The Galaxy s7 edge?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That 7 is gonna be bad

27. TBomb

Posts: 1660; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Since there are no words on the original picture, you could easily argue all that happened was a mirror flip.....

33. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Aww man. Hopefully it isn't true. Was wishing a OLED display finally.

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