Here's why this leaked photo of the Apple iPhone 7 is a fake
Thanks to sophisticated technology, sometimes it is very hard to find when an image of a hot upcoming handset is a fake. Then again, sometimes the answer is staring you right in the face. Last week, a leaked photo of what allegedly was the Apple iPhone 7 showed that it was missing a home button. While a major change, it certainly wasn't totally farfetched. These days, a fingerprint scanner could be placed inside a phone's display, and a the use of 3D Touch could replace the features found with a home button.
In another shot of the same phone tweeted by @Onleaks, you can see that the 3.5mm headset jack is gone, which is expected to be the case when the Apple iPhone 7 is unveiled in September. But if you look at the photo carefully, you can see that a reflection of the phone revealed that the iPhone in the picture originally had the earphone jack on the bottom of the device before it was photoshopped. Look at the picture at the bottom of this story. Can you see the earphone jack?
The Apple iPhone 7 will most likely launch sans the 3.5mm earphone jack, but we think it is much less likely that Apple decides to remove the Touch ID button for now.