Is this our first proper look at the Apple iPhone 7?

Having recently seen and noted the flagship efforts of Samsung, HTC and LG among others, attention has naturally begun to focus on what's next from Apple. Unofficially dubbed the iPhone 7, there's been plenty of rumor and speculation to digest so far—even with some four months until the anticipated release. Now, one blog claims to have our first proper look at the forthcoming handset. 

French outlet NowhereElse has the scoop on the Weibo-sourced image, and shares a hands-on glimpse of the purported device from the rear. As you'll notice, the solitary rear-facing shooter lens is rather large and protruding. Where the iPhone 7 Plus phablet is expected to carry a dual-lens configuration, the regular model looks set to include just the one, as demonstrated in this new image. 

Though Weibo has given us plenty of future mobile device leaks to mull over recently, we're going to err on the side of caution with this one. It's rather grainy, after all, and could easily have been edited to tie in with the current stream of iPhone 7-related reports. 

Away from the camera, the antenna appears to have been tidied up, which will come as a relief to some. There's no question that the current antenna setup is a tad unsightly, and if Apple can minimise its prominence without prompting another Antennagate, it will be an all-round win. 

The fact that the flash component next to the camera is black instead of a yellowish suggests this is just a shell, rather than the complete handset. Still, something's afoot with that camera lens to our eyes, so we're leaning towards this being rather elaborate Photoshop job. 

If it is legit, though, what do you think of Apple's design tweaks? Let us know down below. 

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99 Comments

1. jeevanand88 unregistered

Why asking us this question evn though u posted it?! nowadays we can easily go viral if we do some photoshop and leak it with the name of iphone 7..

2. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

It looks like it is? They've already got hold of the handset, but showing us different versions, so that what the public thinks of its design. Beta or a tested version? I don't like the design.

3. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

UGLY is**t :D

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Looks so unfinished... and ugly tbh

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Since it's just the unibody shell, it is unfinished ;)

44. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I don't know.. well LG G5 suffered a horrible fate, the case leaks turned out to be the real deal.

30. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

But still you will buy it for the Apple logo right?

42. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Currently holding tight on my 6S Plus, maybe 5 years later.

46. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

And hey, I'm still waiting for you to back your claims of me bashing Nokia.

51. AlikMalix unregistered

SIGPRO, shut. the. hell. up.... please... that joke is so tired, you sound like a moron repeating it...

5. jeevanand88 unregistered

Is that a small hole between the camera and flash a secondary camera...?!! wow thats a dual camera setup in a whole new level..!!!!!

10. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

that small hole is microphone....

19. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

He's just trolling.. As far as the rumors are concerned, dual camera setup will only be available in the Plus variant...

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Der Apfel Ist Faul, rotten.

12. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Apfel iz beyng startyng dastroied synce Steve Jobs pazzed.

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

FUGLY! The rotting process at Apple continues!

13. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Extinction of Apple iPhone.

15. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

People will still buy it. Some people wouldn't even dare to think an Apple product is ugly.

20. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Yea, they will still buy it because of the logo. That's the only reason.

33. someguy2261

Posts: 253; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Or buy it because overall is just much better experience when using iphone you can sit there and nitpick every little thing but without Apple there is no Google . Same as with out a cow there itd no milk eggs without a chicken in this case we know what came first and it was apple

50. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Are you kidding, without apple there is no google???????? Google is much better and bigger company. Try living without apple services (phones, apple maps, macbooks, appstore) and compare it to living without google (google.com, gmaps, gmail, android).

54. AlikMalix unregistered

I dont use google services for a long long time now. I prefer image search results from bing, and i use Duckduckgo.com for searching - feels nice not being tracked... Gmail is a cluttered mess, and gmaps are overrated. been applemaps since applemaps... not saying google is bad, it's very easy without google... gees... someone is dependent much...

88. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Lol, I am dependent on google then.

72. someguy2261

Posts: 253; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

No and wrong you're again apple made the smartphone what is today and but one definite is their stock Apple was and still is the clear winner more people apple stock then Google been like that for years Apple is the most valuable company what stats are you looking at ? You should just stick to what you know about which is donkeys . While you were in your father's nuts Apple was making computer.

87. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

iPod became trend, something every cool kid in school has it, they came out with iPhone, few phones were really good few weren't. I am not fanatic, I don't care how much apple makes as I don't own share. I am consumer, I look at product. Also I am well aware of computer history, seems like you are not. Many companies made computers much before Apple. Apple influenced the personal computer, not create it.

34. someguy2261

Posts: 253; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Or buy it because overall is just much better experience when using iphone you can sit there and nitpick every little thing but without Apple there is no Google . Same as with out a cow there itd no milk eggs without a chicken in this case we know what came first and it was apple way way before Google even existed so pay your respect to company that made this happen buddy

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Many will and many won't, as with any phone. Hwoever, Apple is forcing people to look elsewhere. The S7 sales may end up having a great XMAS quarter, then people see the same old iPhone for yet a 3 year. This photo looks no different than what we've seen already. Thi sis the phone. This is how ugly it will look. Ive can't redesign himself out of a wet paper-bag. Apple is "cooked".

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Seems like Jony Ivy was playing Candy Crush during office hours for the whole of last year.

85. AlikMalix unregistered

I dont know what he was doing, but he's slacking off for sure. It's almost as he lost interest designing new things.

96. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I am not sure what Apple has been doing lately but with so much cash and potential they should either be diversifying or innovating. Hated Jobs but that guy knew how to run Apple. He definetely wouldnt have let such a design pass. Hopefully the first ever decline will give them the kick in the butt they needed. The thing is iPhone is too big a brand for them to experiment or do something radical since they rely so heavily on it. Tim is a finance guy not a risk taker like how Jobs was.

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