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

84. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Oh wait, the "pro" moniker will cost you guys an extra $100...lol Just liek for the iPad. what will you all get for it? Nothing! After all what did the iPad pro get that the air 2 doesn't have? 2 extra speakers that aren't even placed properly for stereo sound. Apple is losing its mojo. Dropping sales and now they will drop even more. All the things steve jobs said about Microsoft, is now way more true about his own company. From th back it will be another ugly phone, that look decent on the front. Wonder how many MM's the front bezel is going to grow for that camera. Oh Apple, if you put 2 crappy cameras into a phone, that means they will take double crappy pictures. So I know you plan to charge an extra $100, so those camera better take pictures that literally take my breath away.

87. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I see you're on your period again.

61. monoke

Posts: 1209; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Something in ur pants or u just excited to see me?... Nah babe, it's my new iPhone 7 camera bulge.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That joke sucked.

83. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its probably the truth in his case. he's probably on 5 years old. LOL

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That alleged Pro chassis is hella ugly. I think it's real too, nothing is kept under wraps anymore.

51. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Sadly I tend to agree, when my contract is up in September I have a feeling I'm going to be looking at the compact version of the HTC 10 rather than the iP7...

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's not grabbing me at all. I'm looking to keep my 6S Plus, sell my Note 5, and get a Note 6.

31. SIGPRO

Posts: 2818; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Same design over and over agian........Beeeeeehhhh!

30. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Looking at macrumors which already reported on this.. everyone on there are agreeing.. its a horrible design.

48. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

True, I'd take the iPhone 5S/SE design over this anyday.

53. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I would take the iPhone 3G design over this -.-

59. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I think they were also agreeing about the iPhone 6 design being fugly, now I it's being called "beautiful"...

77. AlikMalix unregistered

Well some (including me) call it ugly, some call it beautiful. What is the problem here?

29. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Meh will be such a pain in the ass, can't use same headset for phone and laptop anymore, have to carry an extra pair just for the phone? It's already annoying to look for the proprietary charging cable in the mass of Micro USB cables I have, but at least not worrying about up or down evens it out a little.

36. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well Apple wants people to chose their product over others, and this is one way of doing it. Apple dislikes standards or so is the impression, because they keep changing theirs to something else, even when there are high quality standards.

69. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Well now I can't even use same headphones for phone and Macbook...

28. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

This is a horrible design.. but i thought Meizu came out and said these leaks were fake and were nothing more than an edited Meizu Pro 6?

24. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Certainly not the best looking device Apple has made, S7 and the HTC 10 easily suprass it in looks. So do all of apple's previous iPhones. It's good to see they're keeping the same thickness and only one speaker, would easily take a bigger battery over two speakers positioned in the same place. I'm not liking the iPhone pro though, what a bad product line - iPhone 7, 7 plus and 7pro. Can't they just go iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 pro??

46. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

It got me thinking. why not earpiece double as speaker as well? Like you said it save some space and its default front firing speaker too.

55. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

The HTC 10 will have the earpiece speaker you speak of. It's certainly a genius idea to get great quality audio and save up a lot of space at the same time. Both HTC and Samsung's flagships have spectacular battery life, and I can forgive LG because of the removable battery. If Apple wants to stay in the competition, they need to have a hard response to the battery life problem and I think your solution would be the best for Apple.

76. AlikMalix unregistered

Just make sure you don't mix up your setting - imagine sticking this thing in your ear, turn you favorite somg (that loud one) and forget to switch to headphone mode. #bleeding-ears-gate.

14. tyrionTheWise unregistered

A leaked image that doesn't look like taken from a potato. I call fake.

15. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

And is that PC running Windows XP? What a joke!

66. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

haha for real. old ass OS. cant take you seriously.

11. SonyOwner unregistered

It looks like Ipod touch 5th/6th gen. Also resemblance to Blackberry Z10

9. RuneMaster

Posts: 75; Member since: May 31, 2015

Another huge success for Apple. But ugly for a phone.

34. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, at this point the product isn't as important for sales as it being an Apple product. Or so it seems.

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1705; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

please remove that bulge....that kind of bulge should be in a persons pants and not on a phone.

21. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

;) lol

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