Latest rumor about the Apple iPhone 7 says it supports dual SIM cards, and sports a headphone jack

Latest rumor about the Apple iPhone 7 says it supports dual SIM cards, and sports a headphone jack
Last week, we told you that some Foxconn employees reportedly posted on Weibo that the Apple iPhone 7 Plus will not feature a rear-facing dual cameras setup because of "technical difficulties." One of the camera modules was supposed to offer users optical zooming. Even connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thought that a second camera might be coming to the 5.5-inch model. The good news for iPhone fans is that this rumor has been put back into play by others claiming that talk of the death of the dual camera setup was false.

Today, one of the earliest rumors we heard about the Apple iPhone 7 is being seriously challenged. The next iteration of the iPhone was supposedly coming to market without an earphone jack. Last month a manufacturer out of China displayed adapters that turn the Lightning port into a 3.5mm jack for heaphones. But today, a smartphone repair company known as Rock Fix, located in China, posted images of what is supposedly the Lightning cable accessory for the iPhone 7. The component still includes a headphone jack.

Other images served up by Rock Fix include a picture of what is said to be the iPhone's first dual SIM trays, a SanDisk 256GB memory chip, and a dual-camera module for the on-again rumor about the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Check out the images in the slideshow at the bottom of this story.

Earlier this morning, we told you that the Apple iPhone 7 is now undergoing mass production at contract manufacturer Pegatron. Before you know it, September will be here and we will be turning our attention in earnest to the tenth-anniversary iPhone due out in 2017.


via: Engadget

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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53 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Glad to hear they're not stupidly ditching the headphone jack when there's clearly nothing on the market that offers everything it does. Also nice that they're finally implementing dual-SIM on an iDevice...hopefully they don't go suing competitors again like a bunch of scumbags for this ancient feature.

63. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Ditching the headphone jack is risky especially since Apple devices still don't support Aptx and still rely on crappy SBC. These 9 iPhone 7 Features We Want in 2016 http://goo.gl/37eJQk

65. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I can deal without headset and the jack, i never use them every time I buy a iPhone it's just another headsets I stash away I have like 5 sets unused lol

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We'll see in September, it's gonna be an exciting wait. iOS 10 looks to be simply stunning, who knows what the iPhone will look like, and the Apple Watch, and that awesome watch OS 3 will be launching too. My Apple gear is ready and waiting, and my Note is ready for M. Exciting times.

24. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I just hope the rumors of a all glass body iPhone 7 not true!! That's like going back to the 4/4s glass issue but like you said September we will see and hope it's better than last September

29. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

That rumor is for the 2017 iPhone, not the one coming out this year.

38. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Oh ya, my bad lol it's 2017 but don't think they will do that

46. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I'm kinda new to device tech now for about 3-4 years now lol I'm 26 but my brother 35 got me into a device junkie lol but it's so interesting reading on here and other sites and seeing the tech that currently on the market now and reading possible rumors of future devices I remember my Motorola razr v3 in my high school years lol than my first iPhone after that in 2007 iOS 1, in my senior year in high school lol that's so old school devices but now tech has grown so much in 9 years it's insane what's by 2026?? And the cost of them?

53. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If your so new to tech. Then tell us all hear about wireless charging. How will it work through a metal casing. Especially since Apple has been talking about wireless charging.

54. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Wait till September we will see?? I haven't heard of apple saying such for iPhone this year?? In the past yes, just plug the cord in the wall with your device get over it, and your a happy camper

67. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

First off there is no such thing as wireless charging. The charger the phone sits on has a cord to it plugged into the wall. The only way to have a true wireless charging feature is to have it solar charged. So for those whom brag and talk about wireless charging because they have it are some real stupid dumb asses

58. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

What will be stunning in IOS 10 other than features Apple is adding to catch-upmwith Android? Sure watch OS3 will bring desperately needed improvements but awesome, no. However, both the phones and watch will be lacklustre and continue Apples disappointing hardware production in recent years.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Still a rumor, but I hope they're not ditching the headphone jack. Samsung better not with the Note 7.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Seeing as the Note has an alternative way to charge, unlike the iPbone; Samsung could pull it off. Especially if they gave the Note 7 buyers those ew wireless ear buds they have. Would also be great of the Note had BT5. That would improve the data pipe. Should allow for less lose in quality because the transmission is better. I don't want the jack to disappear, unless they provide a reasonable solution. Either make sure if I have to plug headphones into the same port where I charge the obone, the phone needs and alternative way to charge and I would be fine with it, as long as they used a nice DAC.

35. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Nah, Bluetooth 5 probably won't improve sound quality by much, but I ma with you on the note 6/7, it does seems a lot interesting and hopeful compared to the iPhone this year. I just don't see this year's iPhone as such a interesting device, yes, it's still gonna sell pretty well, but no, it's not gonna increase the market share, because I am pretty sure not much new users r gonna go for the iPhone this year.

55. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Of course Bluetooth 5 will help out with sound quality. There are two simple reasons. It is much faster, plus it's range is 4 times farther. Not to mention it doesn't change the power consumption. Instead of having a maximum range of 100 feet (which is less). It can go 4-5 hundred feet.

4. SremmLife

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

It'd be hilarious if they kept he headphone jack cause that'd mean Motorola ditched it for nothing

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

LOL, are you implying that Motorola only did it because they thought that Apple was going to do it? Don't get me wrong, I think it's a stupid ambition for OEMs to see how thin they can get there devices, but the Headphone jack is going the way of the DVD/VHS combo, it's convenient to have on your device, but it's becoming less and less relevant as everything has Bluetooth. And as other smartphone makers follow behind Motorola and ditch the audio port, it's only going to further push Bluetooth headphones as the preferred method of connecting headphones or speakers to your phone.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Especially since Bluetooth 5 is coming down the pipes. Which improves both the range and the speed, without increasing the power. The other thing I think is pushing for thin phones has always been a stupid endeavor. However with the Moto Z being the thinnest smartphone on the market means that they can give more room to the add on modules. So this is one case where I don't mind a thin phone, because of all these modules. Plus if the USB-C to 3.5mm adapter is small enough, then you can always leave the adapter attached to your favorite headphones.

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"but it's becoming less and less relevant as everything has Bluetooth. And as other smartphone makers follow behind Motorola and ditch the audio port, it's only going to further push Bluetooth headphones as the preferred method of connecting headphones or speakers to your phone." I beg to differ on that. - My JayBird BlueBuds X sound really great compared to any wired headphones I've used, but it doesn't last forever, and I don't always remember to put it on charge at night in addition to my Surface Pro 2 and OnePlus One. For such situations, my wired headphones have ALWAYS worked while my Bluetooth headphones charge. - Can't connect multiple Bluetooth headphones to your phone at the same time for shearing purposes, for such situations, my headphone jack splitter has ALWAYS worked for up to 5 headphones simultaneously. Pairing is as easy as plug and play, no entering codes for each and every friend's headset, no worrying about signal interference ruining the show, etc. It just works. - Can't simultaneously charge and send media/navigation audio to your vehicle's AUX input, while reserving your vehicle's Bluetooth for hands-free calls, gotta worry about your vehicle being capable of accepting calls and audio over the same Bluetooth signal. - etc. Until Bluetooth or something else can replace ALL of the above functions without compromise, the headphone jack ain't going nowhere. EVERYTHING offered by DVD/VHS were replaced with USB drives without ANY compromise that I'm aware of. That's why they're now irrelevant.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

-I don't think I've ever owned a pair of wired headphones that didn't go bad due to the wires in the cord. -DVD movies were ruined if you scratched the surface, where as VHS tapes were built tough, but they still got replaced. -You couldn't save game data to an optical disc, but workarounds were found with memory cards, internal hard drives, and eventually cloud saved data. My point being there's compromise to progressing in terms of technology, but that's never stopped it before. I believe that this is going to be a trend going forward. .... But good argument though.

19. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I had one pair of headphones go bad due to the wires, but it was after 15 years (insulation got brittle and started cracking). OTOH I've had Bluetooth speakers and headphones go bad after a couple years due to the battery going bad and since it's not replaceable they're landfill fodder.

40. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you haven't looked at any good wireless headphones in a long time. Most of the good ones are wireless and come with a wire as well. So you have both options in the one headset. Plus the sennheiser headphones that I have also give you the ability to change the battery.

50. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'm speaking about the average person buying headphones. Most aren't looking at Denny's user or Klipsh, they're looking at Skullcandy or some low priced Sonys. Regardless, a battery still also means that you have to make sure they're charged to use them. You don't have to worry about it with wired, and even if the BT ones come with an optional wire, then you have to also use an adapter for the Lightning or USB-C port. Everytime you add another connection point, you increase the potential for adding noise into the system. Like I said below, why does everyone act like it will be such a good thing to get rid of the jack? Both it and BT can operate together on a device, it doesn't have to be one or the other. Cost savings for the OEMs is minimal since the jack costs almost nothing and they'll still have to include a DAC for the on board speaker(s). Having good audio quality will be more dependent on what you spend (you can't get a excellent sounding wired headphones for not to much, but if you need to buy an adapter or digitally connected headphones they'll need a good DAC and that means more money since this is a new product and they're always expensive especially when they first come out). When we abandon older standards, it's usually for a reason other than it's old. The quality is better, it's stronger, it costs less, etc. Here the standards that are replacing it are both already on there with it. The only benefits I can see is that there will be a little space savings inside (though not enough for a meaningnfully bigger battery) and cost savings (of around 3ยข).

30. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Cool avatar TED there Scott lol (off topic) but that movie makes me laugh my ass off lol

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's a good movie being tarnished.

56. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Why is that??

61. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Because he hates me for talking a lot of trash (which he is 100% also guilty of) and for calling him out every time he's a hypocrite.

64. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Like they say people get pissed off when the truth hurts!! His posts make no sense anyways

34. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

- Sorry for not being clear enough, I meant in terms of battery. I can't guarantee the Bluetooth accessory will keep working for however long I want to use it with a host device, be it my Smartphone or Surface Pro. Whereas my wired headphones, I can guarantee they'll work (provided I've been taking good care of them) whenever I plug them into the host device. It's only the host device's battery I worry about in this case. - VHS had similar flaw; if the tape got scratched or got dust in it, it wouldn't play properly. Regardless, this is referring to durability, it's not a use of VHS over DVD. - This your third example is showing technology advancing, not sacrificing function. Memory cards and HDDs are capable of offering EVERY use optical discs offered to consumers, plus more as you've pointed out. This is what the 3.5mm headphone jack "replacement" should be capable of, and so far, Bluetooth isn't looking like the suitable replacement, more like a compliment to overall user experience.

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