Video purportedly shows Apple iPhone 7 prototype in action

A video clip has just been posted on a Weibo account and allegedly shows an Apple iPhone 7 prototype in action. The bottom of the screen is blurred out, most likely to protect the identity of the video's source. The camera on the back of the unit does feature the bigger lens which we've seen now for weeks on other alleged iPhone 7 prototypes.

We can also see that the antenna lines on the back have been repositioned. These have been moved to the top and bottom edges of the handset make them less of an eye sore. It also gives the back of the phone a cleaner appearance. The blur does keep us from checking the bottom of the device to see whether or not the 3.5mm earphone jack has been removed. Practically every leak of the iPhone 7 we've seen shows the 3.5mm jack replaced with a second speaker grille.

It also appears as though Apple has not changed the Touch ID button. A recent rumor stated that Apple had replaced the clickable button with a capacitive one. Electromagnetics were supposedly used so that someone "pressing" on the button would feel a click. This is a feature Apple has used on the MacBook's trackpad, so it is not as farfetched as it sounds.

Apple is expected to unveil the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus next month.

source: Weibo via TechTastic

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iPhone 7 Plus
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  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
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1. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

These prototypes all look the same.

7. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Same waste of money. iPhones users will only buy because they are having issues with their current iPhone or broke their iPhone not because they want it. Apple market their phones as being the simplest, making their followers really believe they are too dumb to use anything else. Have anyone ever, ever question their ability to use are operate ANY device till Apple came alone? No!

8. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Congrats on having the dumbest post of the month.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Pay him no mind. He's just another prick calling people sheep for buying a phone while insulting everyone from women to minorities in the process. It's best to pretend he doesn't exist :D.

19. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Really? thanks though

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What he said wasn't false. I just don't see the need to mention it here.

18. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Thanks buddy!

15. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

the s**t you just said

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wowww lol. Dumb ass post like that, and you wanna talk about Apple users. Hmmm.

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Tell me why someone would upgrade to a Note 7 if they have a Note 5? It's literally the same situation. Also, there are millions of iPhone users on 5s or less.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Who with an iPhone 6S would get the 7 if that ends up being the name. Who? I can answer. Here is a list of people I "think" who have a Note 5 would buy the Note 7: They have a Note 5 and always wanted a dual edged Note. They have a Note 5 and would like to have it IP68 rated. They have a Note 5 and would love to have the microSD support. They have a Note 5 and they've broken it and want one with stronger glass. They have a Note 5 and know that the new Note has the S7's faster focusing camera. They have a Note 5 and they want the added security the Iris Scanner brings They have a Note 5 and they like the new even more tone down TouchWiz. They have a Note 5 with a 3000mah battery and the new 3500Mah battery is an attractive feature. They have a Note 5 and like the extended S-Pen features. They have a Note 5 and they like the newer design of the Note 7. They have a Note 5 and want a blue Note. They have a Note 5 and they simply just want the Note 7 and have the jack to buy it. Now many of those reason are surely legit. Compare them for someone having an iPhone 6S and upgrading to a iPhone 7 which won't have IP68 rating, won't have a new design, may not have a better camera and many other things. Just like this model didn't have over the last model. The situation is surely the same. But I bet a person with a Note 5 will see the Note 7 as a better upgrade, than what the next iPhone will be over the present model, whether they buy a new Note or not.

31. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

The answer to all questions is S7edge. Note 7 is the S7edge but a bit bigger. That's all. Still inferior that $400 Oneplus 3. That's facts. And FYI iPhone 7 is not out yet. Once it's out I'll make a better list than u did. Don't be a trolling idiot. Note 7 is gonna be a flop. Cuz S7edge already killed it even before it's birth.

38. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I want to use my samsung pay and gear vr so a oneplus wont work for me. I also like the fast charging their screen tech too. I like the note 7 look and had excellent record with Samsung. Also im looking a messing with the eye scanner and gif stuff. Water resistance is also a plus

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's not a huge upgrade over he N5, but clearly a better phone. For some, the SD card alone is worth it. For me, the edge display, S-Pen features, color, battery size, and a few others make it worth it.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Unlike you I ca be fair. The fair fact is, people have the right to buy whatever they want. No one gets to decide for you what upgrade is worthy of their money. We do know that buying a phone every year new, means very subtle upgrades vs if you waited 2 years. However though, thanks to carriers programs like T-Mobile Jump!, I can buy a phone on time and pay 50% the cost and upgrade to the next model for free and still pay 50% the cost. So in 2 years I get 2 phones and I've only paid for one phone. With a deal like that I would upgrade every year, whether I need the phone or not. Same with the iPhone lease. You buy an iPhone. Over 12 months you will pay roughly 50% its retail cost. When the new phone comes, as long as yours is in mint condition, you walk in, you trade; and you walk out with a new iPhone. With a deal like that if I still liked the iPhone, I could again buy it very year and have 2 phones for the price of one. People need to stop worrying about what others buy with their own money. What I don't like is when guys like you try to make false claims to try to make your buying decision seem better than anyone else's. if you love your purchase, enjoy it. You don't have justify it to anyone no matter what they say or think. You don't have to make false claims we can easily Google and know they are BS. There are sheep on both sides. There are people who will just buy the brand they like. If that makes them a sheep, SO WHAT! But having said that, there is one fact you can't deny and even if you did it won't matter. People who buy Samsung phones know why and have better reasons vs those who just buy iPhones. People who buy iPhone all sound exactly the same. In fact they usually sound exactly like Apple's own commercials. I use to be an iPhone sheep. I bought the iPhone just because it was the popular thing to do. But when I realized it didn't offer the things I needed that were important, I tried alternatives from lots of brands including the Nexus. I went with Samsung because I like the features, It does what I need and I like their phones. How you or any person feels about that, doesn't mean squat!

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Say whatever you want about Samsung, it will just be your opinion. But if you say something that sint true, then that makes you nothing more than a troll, as I would be if what I saw about Apple isn't true. We all are entitled to an opinion. But Samsung fans get way less butthurt when they are being dis'd than Apple fans do. The main reason why this is true is because, they know inside their minds, Apple makes a lot of money and their products have been design to be as cheap as possible, so they sell them at a high price and yet they offer nothing. Everything that use to be great about the iPhone, they longer talk about because other phones have equaled and past those things on every single front. They know they are being ripped off and they hate or you to tell them so nd rub It in. They know the iPhone isn't worth its hype any more, isn't worth it's asking price, when we have phones offering equal to and more than the iPhone for 50% its retail cost. They are all jealous that Samsung phones though may not possess the latest tech or even the best integrated, but the fact they are willing to try new things that Apple may not ever get; drive them up the wall. I be ecstatic know that the phone I by is the best for me, no matter what any website or troll thinks. I can afford any phone I want including phones that costs thousands of dollars. But all that matters to me is enjoying what tech we have and choosing the brand that actually works for me and a choice I made on my own. Not making a choice to just be in the in crowd.

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I haven't seen the video, but the home button can look the same and still be capacitive. This was you can still locate it without looking for it. The button just won't move.

3. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Same sh....t

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Like the Note. We've seen that movie before and it will be the same movie next year without a headphone jack.

11. willard12 unregistered

You've been setting up this argument for a while now. In a few weeks, I hope the "well, Samsung did too" argument works out for you. With all the effort you've put in, you deserve it.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note 7 and the Note 5 share a similar look, but they certainly are not the same. if you are trying to say same as the S7? You'd still be wrong. Sure they share the same hardware. But everything the Note has now, except the storage is to to that product. The Note has never been water proofed. So hwo is that the same? The Note has never had a 3500mah battery. How is that the same? The Note has never has the fastest focusing cameras on a phone how is that the same? The Note has never had dual edges. How is that the same. Similar and same do not mean the same thing. The iPhone 6/6S/7 are all the same on the outside with just very minor cosmetic difference and they are slightly different on the inside. But we can expect the same typical upgrades. Faster CPU, faster GPU, bump in camera specs and that's basically it. The Note has always been based off the Galaxy S. This is nothing new. But that hasn't been an issue before. Why is it now? I know the exact reason and here is where I'm gonna slap you in your face. The reason why you're trying to bring it up, is because Apple keeps selling YOU ALL the same s**t every year and you want to make it seem Samsung is doing it too. Sorry bruh, no matter how you try to say it, yes the Note 7 is very similar to the Galaxy S7 edge, but they are not identical. They share many of the same components and since the Note is basically the S with an S-Pen, they will share many parts. But they are not 100% identical. The iPhone 6/6S/7 are basically 95% identical. The only changes we expect are the ones that pretty much come every year and surely Apple will have one or 2 surprises we didn't expect. You frikkin retards get shafted by Apple ever year and you want to make it seem we are getting shafted too. WE AREN'T. Samsung used 1080p on the S for only 2 models. They used it on the Note for one model. How many phones will Apple use 1080p on before they move to 1440p? How long before Apple uses standard resolutions on all their products? How long before Apple makes the iPhone64GB minimum. Because it took them almost 2 years to finally offer 32GB as minimum, when Samsung did it with the Note 3. There we are 2 Notes and 3 Galaxy S' later. When is Apple going to stop bashing companies for things themselves are guilty of? When will the iPad actually be able to replace a laptop and stop pretending it can? Why do retarded people actually thing a $799 iPad Pro is better than paying the same for a Surface Pro? When will you fools understand that some thing shouldn't be accessories, they should come with the product. You know, like when Apple switched to Lightning port on the iPhone, why didn't it come with a working adapter? Also how is it Samsung can make a thinner and overall smaller phone than the iPhone, and still have 3.5MM headphone jack and a 40% larger battery?

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I would also add that just about all the leaks have been dummy units from China and not the actual phone. We have no idea what they will do at the bottom.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yea, that is what was said about he iPhone 6 2 years ago. Looked how that turned out.

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

3 years old design lol Apple is the new sony ;)


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I think Apple is sponsoring these leaks to create the hype, and they are paying PA to write about it!

14. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I see the conspiracy theorists are here :D. What's next, you gonna blame the government for 9/11 like the other nut jobs? How about your thoughts on the government harbouring extra terrestrial life in Nevada or whatever?

45. lyndon420

Posts: 6861; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah...ok I get that. And your point? You're saying that exploding jet fuel brought down WTC building 7 in the same way as the two towers? 2 planes / impacts = 3 buildings completely destroyed and pulverized into're not seeing the problem with this?!?!

22. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I lived in NY at the time and you could hear bombs going off inside those building, you cant convince me it wasn't.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

So you believe everything they say….how ignorant of you! Airplane's are made of alloy, they brake easily on impact. Have you ever seen what a bird does to an airplane on impact? So how can you tell me that an airplane cuts through massive steel foundation and made huge buildings collapse? Have you ever seen a controlled demolition of a building……yes same thing happened in on 9/11, the airplane's were just a diversion I believe. And many people heard explosions… can't ignore those people!

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Oh and its Roswell New Mexico. And for years the Gov't lied and stated they didn't have a military base in this location. Turns out that the US military doeshave a secret base in New MExico. It is called Area 51. Many technologies were born there. Here is the best example. A guy recording Area 51 one night, filmed what was a pyramid shaped ship that he filmed hovering over Area 51. The video was given to Steve Spielberg and he stated this video is not fake. 10 years later, the Stealth Bomber was seen for the first time taking off from Area 51. The shape from the bottom looked nearly identical to the shape of the ship that was recorded hovering over the base. I believe in aliens, after all you are an alien to any creature not from this planet. if you exist, you think othraliens don't? You don't think aliens have been here? You don't thin the Gov't knows and have talked ot them? You really think its a theory? You don't have to believe. But don't say something isn't true because you don't believe it. There are more facts that prove those things to be believable. Its just people like your re to closed minded to research and see the facts. Again, you are the type of person the Gov't and Apple likes. You just go along with the crowd and never ask questions.

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