Pictures of an alleged Apple iPhone 7 show dual-camera set up, no home button

Pictures of an alleged Apple iPhone 7 show dual-camera set up, no home button
Out of China this morning comes a trio of photographs claiming to show the Apple iPhone 7. The photo showing the rear of the phone appears to feature a dual-camera set up. It has been rumored that we could see two rear-facing cameras on certain models, or possibly on the entire iPhone 7 line. In addition, those unsightly antenna lines are no longer visible on the back of the handset.

At the bottom of the phone is a magnetic based Smart Connector like the one used to help attach the Smart Keyboard to the Apple iPad Pro. It also helps send data back and forth between the Smart Keyboard and the 12.9-inch slate. Unless Apple has some sort of Continuum-esque feature up its sleeve, the appearance of the Smart Connector is a strange one.

Now this might be the time to pull out your container of salt so that you can take this story with a grain of the stuff. Looking at the photo of the front of this alleged iPhone 7, we can see that the handset does not have a home button. Captions that accompany the photo say that Touch ID and the home button are integrated together inside the home screen. The 3.5mm headphone jack is also MIA in the photos, but we have been expecting that for some time now.

The Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus won't be introduced until September. On Tuesday, we expect to see Apple introduce the 4-inch Apple iPhone SE at an Apple media event.


source: AppleInsider

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73 Comments

1. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

An iPhone without it's signature home button? Seriously? That's too strange to be real.

4. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

"Now this might be time you pull out your container of salt so that you can take this story with a grain of the stuff" Haha, Alan. You have no chill. :D

61. yann

Posts: 608; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

The truth is that the back is too ugly to be made by Apple. I'm not a fruit fan, but must admit that their devices are crafted very well. Too rounded edges for my taste, but extremely nice in general. 6 series especially for women. So, this is too ugly in any way to be the back of iPhone 7, or Tim Cook is going slightly mad.

63. sgodsell

Posts: 6843; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If it's missing the home button, then the current 3D touch could be used as an on/off/home button. Also Qualcomm has already shown the world back in January 2015 how their ultrasonic finger print scanner works. Not to mention their is a few Android devices already using Qualcomm's scanners. Also the ceramic back casing could mean that Apple might be jumping on wireless charging. Android, Starbucks, Ikea, and a number of others have been implementing wireless chargers for years. So maybe Apple is going to jump on the wireless charging. Who knows until the time.

13. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This can be only one thing... ULTRASONIC FINGERPRINT! and I think this is the iPhone 7 pro

34. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol, no, this just means the leak is a fake. The case is just like the meizu phone and this is just the leaker doubling down to get views. He probably worked on this mock up for weeks and then the meizu announcement ruined his chance in the spot light.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well that looks like an iPhone to me. The edges are different than the Meizu one.

17. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 913; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Man I would say China clone tbh. But I would be nice for more screen space without the home button and like have an onscreen home button.

45. MSi_GS70 unregistered

ATLAST they f off that crappy home button

51. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

That home home button is an iconic feature of the iPhone. Doubt Apple is gonna ever ditch it.

57. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

No home button would be interesting if true. more people like having the Touch ID on the front at the bottom.

58. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

What? There's no way in hell that gonna happen. No way.

67. TooSoonJunior

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 19, 2016

The iPhone lost its signature home button since the release of the 5S

3. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Virtual Buttons! I hope alteast that helped them to reduce those gigantic Bezels.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2293; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Whether or not these images are real, there has been talks about Apple getting rid of the home button at some point. I wonder if a capacitive button would replace it or if iOS would adopt some kind of swipe-up feature to close out of an app similar to how BBOS 10 and WebOS had.

18. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 913; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Could they use the 3D to do it?

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Fake. That dual camera is to ugly to be true right?

14. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

LG G5 is true :D

16. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

G5's dual camera rocks. Not ugly. Why all that hatred for LG?

36. Unordinary unregistered

They hate anything that isn't Samsung. I love the G5, and I planned on getting the S7. LG changed my mind

53. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Wow, you planned to buy samsung phone? Is the world's armagedon came too early? 0.o

31. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah and the back of the G5 is damn ugly.

38. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Opinions are like butthole. Everyone has one.

43. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You honestly don't think the back of the G5 is ugly, just go take another look lol.

54. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

No it isn't. Care to proof me wrong? You can't.

56. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

What does this proof? Your opinion that the G5 is ugly? Keep that to yourself. No one is forcing you to buy it. It isn't objectively ugly. Remember the S5? All the peeps keep saying it's an ugly band-aid.

65. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It proves that the G5's back is ugly compared to phones with a gorgeous design. If the vast majority of people think the G5 is ugly then it might as well be objectively ugly. The S5 was pretty ugly just like the G5 and of course I didn't buy the S5 and i won't be buying the G5 either.......I have a much better phone anyway.

69. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

"If the vast majority of people think the G5 is ugly then it might as well be objectively ugly" Very delusional indeed. My point still stands. You can buy whatever you want but I couldn't care less. The S5 and the G5 are both excellent phones with subjective views aside.

70. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes they are excellent phones but they are also ugly lol.

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