Apple may have accidentally confirmed the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus


Adding to the pool of last-minute iPhone 7 rumor and speculation, Apple's official website might have just confirmed the existence and names of its two upcoming handsets. According to the apparent slip-up spotted by a Redditor browsing through Apple's Hong Kong site, Cupertino will soon lift the curtain on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Whilst sifting through audio accessories, Reddit user Jaspergreenham claims he spotted both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus referenced beneath the list of compatible devices. The tidbit was quickly removed after a refresh, but thankfully not before a screenshot could be captured. If you look to the left of the screen grab above, you'll notice the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus' honorable mentions, despite not yet being official.

As with nearly all of the information related to the next-gen iPhones, we cannot be totally sure of its authenticity. Having said that, the team that maintains Apple's website will no doubt be busily performing updates and tests in preparation for the inevitable surge. Thus, such early glimpses are to be expected, and are certainly not unprecedented in these circumstances.

There's a slight hint of irony that the accessories page in question relates to headphones since Apple is expected to do away with the 3.5 mm jack, much to the disdain of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Instead, the new iPhones will supposedly utilize the Lightning connector for this function.

A move that could see Apple make a concerted push in the audio hardware game after its Beats purchase — a decision that The Woz did give his blessing to — users will be forced to either use Bluetooth or make use of accessories featuring Apple's proprietary connection. Whether bundled or sold separately, it's probable that a Lightning-to-3.5mm converter will be available to those wishing to keep using their current gear, though.

If you're looking forward to tomorrow's announcement, check out our in-depth round-up of what can be expected

source: Reddit via BGR

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