Dual-camera iPhone 7 Pro with Smart Connector tipped again, no dual speakers or thinner design

Dual-camera iPhone 7 Pro with Smart Connector tipped again, no dual speakers or thinner design
A few weeks ago, iPhone 7 spy shot schematics allegedly leaked from Catcher, the Taiwanese maker of all things phone, chassis and metal. The company makes the unibody HTC phones, and is often probed with test batches of possible premium designs, including by Samsung itself. Catcher allegedly concocted the iPad mini chassis, and has reportedly been part of the iPhone 6 design process, so apparently it has some kind of a relationship with Apple, and it's not hard to believe that it might be working with it on the iPhone 7 as well.

The Japanese blog Mac Otakara, which often leaks iPhone-related info based on supply chain sources, now claims that both those Catcher schematics, and the leaked dual-camera chassis of an alleged iPhone 7 Pro that you see below, are the real deal, and this is largely how the iPhone 7 will take shape as well. The source says that these three dots at the bottom are part of the Smart Connector setup that will make a cameo on the new iPhones, just like it did on the iPad Pro line. 

Surprisingly enough, Mac Otakara shoots down the rumor that the iPhone 7 line will be much thinner than the current crop, or that it will have stereo speakers after eschewing the standard audio jack. It does confirm the dual-camera setup on the back, though, so we can't wait to see the real thing, and what Apple might have done with two camera modules.


source: MacOtakara (translated)

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74 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yay.... bigger camera bulge, everyone will love this.. and meizu pro 6 antenna line copying iPhone design, oh wait..

47. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Now I miss the old antennas line, design are underwhelming the camera and the bulge remind me of lg G5.

60. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

iPhone 8 with triple-camera

70. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't think my next phone will be an iPhone - I love iOS, but these iPhones are getting uglier and uglier (if rumors are true). Android just added app permissions and hopefully by 2017 when my contract is up they add full support for forcetouch. Samsung includes the s-pen and Samsung pay is better than Apple Pay. If you guys help me get rid of bloatware without rooting - I'll be satisfied enough at least until Apple gets a new CEO or Designer.

78. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I serously want get the the iP7 for that reason alone, that bulge has to be dealt with by september or 2016 will be the start of a declining Apple.

2. QuasarExod

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

Looking at the ugly camera makes me sick.

71. AlikMalix unregistered

The camera bulges are and always be ugly.

90. QuasarExod

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

Yes, the bulge is ugly.

91. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

your pic making my bulge bulge-r

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

So, not thinner, just proudly ditching the headphone jack to sell more adapters to iSheeps...

22. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

It's really annoying, but if they give me wireless earbuds I won't complain.

27. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

To sell more adapters? Like when apple moved over away from the 30-pin dock connector.. yet adapter were never big or major.. people using the new phone just moved and a 2 years later the majority of connectors out in the wild are no longer the 30-pin dock connector... Already at my local grocery store you can already buy $10 lighting headphones.. It will take weeks for these headphone companies to switch ti meet the demand that will be created. Why do you have such an huge issue with apple is moving away from a 19th century analog jack something we should of done a long time ago.

32. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This...seems an odd statement, because what is important in audio signals is the DAC, the distance travelled in copper wire from headphone jack to earbuds/headphones, really does not affect the quality of audio, though I am sure some will state that it does. The fact that you instead depend on the DAC in headphones, means that the quality ends up depending on your headphones, so if you get crappy headphones you get crappy audio, get good headphones get good audio. Where a minijack will give you as good audio as the DAC inside the phone can give you, in terms of signal, and then obviously the quality of headphone's affect it as well, in terms of how good their speakers are. But now you introduce two requirements in headphones? DAC and speaker quality? why? two potential lines of fault instead of one. So it is a step back in my book, add that it will split the headphone market.

45. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Apple always for elitist, not very practical.

49. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Never understood the general statement from people, being elitist. I suppose it is based around the good old "I have more then enough money/time/powers, so I can freely use my time on things that are absolutely impractical."

57. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Like when apple moved over away from the 30-pin dock connector.. yet adapter were never big or major" That's ditching one proprietary connector for another dummy, this here is ditching a standard connector, big difference.

72. AlikMalix unregistered

Mr electrifryer. With all seriousness - no one really cared when Apple switched to lighning because it was an improvement on 30-pin and an improvement on micro-USB (and USB for that matter). Still haven't met one person who actually bought an adapter. But, why aren't you on android articles complain about micro USB switch to USB-c. I think there's are bunch of HTC articles talking about how "great" that HTC is changing their port. Wouldn't that force people to start changing the speaker docks, throwing away micro-USB Chargers and getting new ones? Not to mention other accessories? You're just here to complain for the sake of complaining. The only ones always complaining about iPhone ports, resolution, and so on - are you and people that couldn't care for iPhones to begin with. It's very simple -- IF YOU DONT LIKE SOMETHING ABOUT AN IPHONE - BUY A DIFFERENT BRAND!!! Stop being a troll.

85. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I didn't really care either, 'cause I didn't buy any iPhone-only accessories (besides the case) through out my entire time of using iPhones. My other accessories (headphones, speakers, etc) are universal and device independent 'cause they use standard connections (Bluetooth and the 3.5mm jack), so, they work fine with my Surface Pro and OnePlus One just like they did with my iPhone. This on the other hand, would be forcing you to buy device dependent accessories, which we all know is 99.9% of the time overpriced garbage compared to their standard variants, plus you'll be getting locked into apple's walled garden if you dare buy any accessories for the device. There's no rational reason to ditch such standard jack besides extreme greed, but that's nothing new with apple. Blatantly separating fools from their money is built in their DNA. "But, why aren't you on android articles complain about micro USB switch to USB-c" Why don't you open your eyes on such articles, then maybe you'll see my comment AlikMadik: http://www.phonearena.com/news/New-Samsung-Galaxy-S7-Edge-images-corroborate-microUSB-port-no-USB-Type-C_id78492 Regardless of that, this isn't even the same by any means. This is ditching a standard connector for another standard connector. With time it'll become the norm, it's just not there yet, and brings a lot more problems than benefits to Android devices. Like I said before, only Windows Phones are taking advantage of it.

65. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

hm, walk into any PROFESSIONAL recording studio and tell them their 1/4 and 3.5mm cables are old, 19th tech, and you will be laughed at, and escorted out. this is a standard in the RECORDING industry, and with audiophiles. Apple is simply trying to sell extra parts. there is a reason the classic TRS 3.5mm and 1/4 are still widely used. let me guess...XLR outdated too? huh? well only if Apple says.

75. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, yet because of Apple's marketing, a lot of people believe them when they say stuff like this. Reality is quite different then Apple's marketing language, yet their marketing language is believed by many that aren't that well known in tech, and then taunted as if truth regardless of what actual people with tech knowledge says.

80. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't. The 30 pin connector made the iPhone more versatile. Dropping iPod Out was the dumbest move they could have done. Though I dont think the connector change was why the feature was dropped. The bad thing about Apple moving away from some technologies? Is they replace it with useless garbage. Now to be fair, losing the headphone jack is not a terrible idea, as long as you replace the headphones too. But the problem is, most people have wired headphones, and good wireless ones aren't cheap. I bought a pair Bose Sport for 129 on Amazon. They sound no better than the iBeats ones I bought for $49.99. Apple, Beats, Bose and others are just overpriced worthless junk where you are paying for a name, and assumed better quality. The Bose I have are so disappointing, because they don't sound better than the Beats or Sony ones I have that I paid less than 1/2 for.

79. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well hopefully it comes with wireless earbuds of the cheap kind. LOL. Or maybe Apple will include Beats Wireless Earbuds. Which would be nice.

4. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Horibly protruding cameras AGAIN ugly as hell.. but as always ifans will say ; it is beutiful they will resoect it because just hey will there is nothing wrong for them when it comes to criticism..

5. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

You Android fanboys always spout the same crap. I've had iPhones since the 3G and I think this looks s**t. I think the 6 looks pretty s**t too.

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

As a person who really really liked the iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S design, I would say that the 6/6S and the 7 (if the leaked images are real) design looks s**t. We need Steve Jobs back, Jony Ive is slacking without him.

12. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Tim Cook is like the Eflop of Apple. Somebody should replace him cause he is during a sh*tty job as a CEO nowadays.

44. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Tim cook do pretty good job, everybody still go crazy over an iphone even long after steve job gone, not me though.

64. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Yes he did a good job 2 years ago with the iPhone 6. Any event beyond that shows how much of a drag he is to Apple.

38. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Completely agreed, Ive is an "OK" designer on his own but it's obvious in hindsight that Jobs was the driving force behind the designs when he was around.

52. MSi_GS70 unregistered

imagine first iphone.. it was rounded thick now ip 6 look the same but thinner

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