Apple iPhone 7 front panel smiles for the camera?

With this week's unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the next big name smartphone on the horizon is the Apple iPhone 7. Apple is expected to throw its usual September shindig which means that the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are just weeks away from being officially rolled out by Apple. The problem is that between now and then, we will be inundated with pictures and videos all promising to show the next iteration of iPhone handsets.

For example, today we received a tip about a photograph that purportedly shows the front panel of the Apple iPhone 7. The cutouts for the speaker and the proximity sensors don't match previous leaks of the iPhone 7. However, Japan's Mac Otakara says that the iPhone 7 will have a larger ear speaker and two proximity sensors; this perfectly describes the panel in the photo.

So this is the dilemma that we find ourselves in as we come down the home stretch. Based on everything we've seen to date, the Apple iPhone 7 will launch without a 3.5mm earphone jack as a second set of speaker grilles uses the extra space on the bottom of the phone. The antenna lines have been moved to the top edge and bottom edge of the phone, and the rear camera will feature a larger lens size.

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus will have a dual camera setup based on the images we've seen. Up in the air is whether or not the 5.5-inch handset will offer the Smart Connector contacts on the rear. Recently there was talk that Apple had shelved this feature for the iPhone 7 Plus after discovering that it was not a good fit for the phone.

We would head to the pantry and take this story with a grain of salt. Make sure you have about a month's worth of salt remaining because you are going to need it between now and the unveiling of the new iPhone models.

Thanks for the tip!

via TechTastic (translated)

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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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29 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Next please!!! If i am gonna pay the high price , i will spend it on the next year iphone!!! Anniversary iphone!!

2. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Or if you're on AT&T Next24 plan, you can get the iPhone7 this year and the anniversary iPhone next year. Double win!

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I want that anniversary phone as well, but I'm just going to buy this one out right or do a year contract.

11. SmartFix

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

This is really ugly

14. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Its no more ugly than the last two iPhone because its literally identical.. it could be me but you sound like your seeing this 2-3 year old design for the first time.

27. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Still ugly

29. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I just said it was ugly? No one said it wasn't? whats wrong with you?

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Huge a$$ bezels Same ugly design for 3 years Apple.

20. peacetoallfellas

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 15, 2016

Calm down buddy note 7 is a disappointed and a niche product

24. AlikMalix unregistered

Dude stop posting!!! Anything you posted so far is jibberish. We all know you're just a reverse troll trying to make It look like you're a Samsung hater - but in fact you just trying to make a certain group look stupid. Everyone even a hardcore iOS fan like me thinks that Samsung s7 is a better design than apples iPhone 6/6s/6ss is.

4. AU-1999

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Looking at the top of the phone, I'll buy the Black variant.

25. AlikMalix unregistered

That's the only thing that saves that design is having a black front hiding thise outdated top and bottom bezels. I'm truly disappointed by the leaked/rumored front face design being the same as iPhone 6/6s.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Hope this isn't true...

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I think apple should ditch the whole S series...just put out one phone per year...even better every 2 - 3 years. These small advancements are gonna kill off their faux luxury brand within a couple years if they don't.

8. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I see nothing has changed then lol

9. Unordinary unregistered

Now we know what it feels like to be a Galaxy devices pre S5.

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"Oh this guy stated a fact, so I must bash Samsung"

28. Unordinary unregistered

I actually love Samsung. I have a new Samsung fridge/freezer, microwave, washer and dryer, a nice Samsung TV (big beautiful 70 incher), and I used to love operating a Samsung escavator 3 years ago on a jobsite I was at. I also am aiming for a Samsung Note 7 if Nexus or iPhone doesnt impress. So yes, I guess I'll have to keep "bashing", Mr "'non fanboy". By the way, did I mention I love Samsung :) Especially my new washer dryer combo I got last month. Washing clothes was never this exciting :)

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just read that handwriting, it says "iPhone7" so we must believe it... if he write "iPhone7s" or "iPhone8" then its iPhone7s or iPhone8, we can just accept it.. :-/

23. AlikMalix unregistered

LoL, IKR? Your post made me giggle.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The next big name!!!! It is the only big name.

12. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

we all know it was coming... same old apple design, same old story . apple is dead as far as innovation is concerned.

21. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Samsung hasn't done anything innovative in a while. the Edge looks beautiful, but it's sure pretty damn useless. Don't get me started on the Iris scanner. the S7 was just an S5 with a S6 skin IMO.

13. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

iPhone 7's screen is two generations behind Samsung!

19. peacetoallfellas

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 15, 2016

Burnin#

15. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

deserves the 'bezel-king' award!

17. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

WTF xD

18. peacetoallfellas

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 15, 2016

Much better than that crappy note 7 design

22. jeevanand88 unregistered

Finished writing? Now go to ur cave...

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