Potential iPhone 7 leak shows frame packed with four speakers, new flash alignment

Potential iPhone 7 leak shows frame packed with four speakers, new flash alignment
Until the day of Apple's launch event, when the company formally draws the curtain back on the next generation of iPhone, conflicting rumors will almost certainly keep us guessing about the phone's final design. Even by the point we find ourselves at now, when the prevailing winds of iPhone 7 leaks seem to have zeroed in on a general look for the handset's design, we continue to see little bits of variance here and there in the implementation. While we wait for more definitive answers, a new image of a possible in-development iPhone 7 shell exposes us to some further possibilities for the hardware changes that could be coming to Apple's next handsets.

Compared to the leak we just shared with you earlier today, there are two prominent differences. The new look for edge-hugging antenna lines is again present (if a bit difficult to see with this odd color scheme going on here), but those edges appear to house grilles for a quad-speaker arrangement – just like on the new iPad Pro models.

In addition to the extra speakers, this shell also moves the rear camera's flash down below the lens, instead of the side placement we're used to from existing iPhone models.

Both those changes make for intriguing ideas, but could either be real? Those speakers look like a tight squeeze, especially up by the phone's camera – but could maybe those close quarters be precisely what's responsible for that flash realignment?

Considering how far this find strays from the popular trend of recent leaks, we're not getting too invested in any of what we see here without some additional confirmation. But then again, Apple could do a lot worse than to seriously overhaul the iPhone's speaker arrangement; is this one change worth making?


source: Nowhereelse.fr (Translated) via iClarified

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24 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Ooh...no headphone jack but in return stereo four way speakers...not a bad trade off if you ask me.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I can agree with that sentiment, although this is probably another bogus rumor. Would be really cool for the media experience if this were to come to fruition.

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

This is all i ever wanted from every phone maker since nextel, the world wants 4 corner speakers in front if u cant do that then 4 side speakers look at every concept that made it big since galaxy s2

11. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Better than without, but the best would be the speakers plus the 3.5mm jack. Why do we need tradeoffs, why can't we have it all? Also, remember the current iPhone has two speaker grills, but only one speaker. This could mean two speakers, which is still better than one. If it's even real.

24. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

You can't have it all because apple knows what's best. If this does turn out to be real I think you've hit the nail on the head though; two speakers not 4 as I cannot see there being room for one so close to the camera so it may just be an opening for speaker located elsewhere with fancy acoustic channelling

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My body is ready.

23. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

So u gonna suck the ip7 and put it up u ass? That disgusting!

20. PhoneFixer unregistered

the most stupid fake ever seen .. what 4 speakers for ?? nonsense

2. thefaceless_0529

Posts: 2; Member since: May 23, 2016

That censorship reminds me of something.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ahhhh +1

10. GTRagnarok

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

iPhone 7 confirmed to be made in Japan.

5. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Wasn't there a previous leak that suggests it will only be one speaker, with the other speaker grill there only for aesthetic purposes? I say there is zero chance this has 4 actual speakers.

6. Nopers unregistered

It's fake... The camera cutout is directly under the speaker grill and with the space constraints with the iPhone compared to the iPad where 4 speakers makes sense it would just take up too much space inside the device.

7. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It looks like a render :)

9. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

UGLY :poop: :D

12. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

That is great to see high end smart phone with 4 speakers. I hope Samsung to do something like that with Note 6

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung really needs to do something about the sound quality on the Galaxy phones because it is awful.

16. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Same needs to be done on the ip7. Apple providing 4 speakers is unbelievable.

17. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Lol typical for mxy. Check gsmarena and see how bad it is.

15. TheYellowFlash

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Too much hype for iphone7... What about the note 6?

21. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Phones those need to sell by advertisment need hype (iphone7), Note 6 itself is a hype, so no need to create one for it............

18. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Final, someone has caught on to the fact, that speakers are important.

19. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

How are they going to fit the speaker and camera in the same place?

22. talha_16

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

I dont know which render is correct. Some have the flash on the side of the camera and this one has it on the bottom of the camera. All i can say is that everything we have seen until now is total bulls**t and we should wait for about a month for the original leaks

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