Rear case of Apple iPhone 7 leaks sans antenna lines, protruding camera and earphone jack

Rear case of Apple iPhone 7 leaks sans antenna lines, protruding camera and earphone jack
An image of the rear case allegedly belonging to the Apple iPhone 7 has leaked. A photograph of the inside and outside of the case was taken off of a computer, and appears to have been snapped at Catcher Technologies. The latter is an Apple supplier that produces casings for the iPhone. Instead of the protruding camera seen on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6s, there is some black material around the rear-camera cutout that was described as a "slight bulging outgrowth."

Other changes include the removal of the antenna lines on the back case, and as expected, the earphone jack has been eliminated. The source of the image says that the casing is thinner than the one used on the iPhone 6s.

The unveiling of the Apple iPhone 7 is still roughly half-a-year away. which means that we should take this image with a grain of salt. However, we should point out that in March 2014, images that were alleged to be that of the Apple iPhone 6 were leaked by a Foxconn employee. Those images turned out to be legitimate.

Also included in the slideshow along with the leaked photo, is a rendering of the back of the iPhone 7 made by an artist.


source: NWE (translated) via AppleInsider

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58 Comments

1. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

Hopefully this is real. Phones with glass backs are stupid and fragile.

4. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Assuming you're referring to the Galaxy S/Note series, the iPhone 6/s is more likely to crack it's screen before any of the current Galaxy's.

6. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

I said glass backs. Not the screen. And no I wasn't referring to any particular Company.

11. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

I'm aware of that but if a drop test was to occur, the iPhone would crack it's screen before the Galaxy does it's glass back.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Maybe you should head over to YouTube.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

There u go: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GU8S_BjByKU Also: There's no metal sheet behind the rear glass of Galaxy s7. It's just a shiny tinfoil coating (look closely in the video)

18. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Metal build obstructs wireless charging. Nice that Samsung did not use it.

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Qualcomm have supposedly figured out how to get wireless charging with metal bodies But no one's actually used it yet, maybe it's not quite ready for products yet Hopefully next year's metal phones all have wireless charging

35. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Fair play, I gotta give credit where credit is due but this is just one of many drop test. I still stand by my observation.

29. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

Do you work for Samsung? All I said was I'm glad the iPhone doesn't have a glass back. Not only the fact it's fragile but it's also a fingerprint magnet.

44. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I believe Phonearena posted a video of Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S+ and the Galaxy got trashed... Or is my memory hazy?

7. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And the Galaxy phones are the best on the market.

27. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

That's very debatable

38. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

Lol no" Lg is much better then samsung s**tt

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The S7 seems like it would have the easiest to crack screen, drop it on the side and its done. Also why is the iphone 6s more likely to crack it's screen over the current galaxy S7?

12. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Various drop test prove this. Yes, the Galaxy S7 is 50% like to crack but if you'd focus on trying to crack one of the sides of the Galaxy S7 VS the iPhone 6s, the iPhone would crack first.

24. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Given that most people use cases, it's no major advantage of the S7 over iP6S The undisputed advantage lies on it's features - way above any Apple device to date.

31. ChickenDinner

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Dude, you totally work for Samsung. EVERY person knows that the S7 (having a glass back and a glass screen) would be more prone to damage after a drop. also, why the f**k are so many SAMSUNG FANBOYS ON THIS ARTICLE? Phonearena has a serious problem with idiotic samsung fans.

33. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Maybe to get a first look at the Galaxy S8? I don't know really, good question.

34. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

I'm no fanboy. Why are you on your period though bud? Seems like I struck a nerve.

25. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I would prefer 5S design though

26. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Nice placement of antenna lines now it looks more cleaner. And hopefully chinese companies would also stop striping lines at the back.

43. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

IPHONES ARE THE BEST PHONES IN THE WORLD, DELUSIONAL IDIOTS. THere's a reason why Apple is the most innovated company, in the WORLD BY FARR

56. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

the fact they have no innovated for several years makes me scared for you

2. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Love the design...

3. Achillias

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Same design different antenna bands.

5. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Reminds me of the Sony Xperia line

16. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

at first glance, surely it looks almost exactly like iPod Touch 5. only it's cleaner.

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

IDK about that case but I love the concept art, looks good.

10. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Dual camera setup?

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