iPhone 7 Plus design schematics leaked: dual camera, wireless charging & more

iPhone 7 Plus design schematics leaked: dual camera, wireless charging & more
The rumor mill has been hot on the heels of Apple's next flagship smartphone just recently. Resident Cupertino analyst Ming-Chi Kuo kicked things off over the weekend by suggesting that the iPhone 7 will be a largely forgettable handset, before a speculative report implied that the traditional home button may be altered considerably. Japanese magazine Mac Fan as waded into the debate with some purported schematics of the 'iPhone 7 Pro'—the presumed successor to the current iPhone 6s Plus

So, what do these schematics tell us? No a lot that we don't already think we know, unfortunately. The sketches reaffirm the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack, with Apple likely to utilize its purchase of Beats Electronics to sell some proprietary Lightning audio gear. The leak also underlines the notion of a dual rear camera set-up, which we've heard on a number of occasions over the past months. 

It has been suggested that the predominantly metallic iPhone design may be shelved in favor of a glass-clad front-and-back set-up, somewhat akin to the iPhone 4 and 4s. The schematics here seem to indicate that the dimensions of the iPhone 7 Plus will not change from the current model, though don't offer a clear picture of whether the design will be altered. The three small holes to the bottom of the rear shell suggest wireless charging will be forthcoming, though. 

It's looking increasingly likely that the iPhone 7 family will offer evolutionary tweaks rather than any radical enhancements, as Apple saves the big changes for 2017's model. Should this be the case, Kuo's recent utterences may be right on the money, and the recent drop in iPhone sales may continue if the next-gen model can only muster rudimentary improvements. 

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iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A10 Fusion, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x



64. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

I'm sure glad someone is finally inventing Dual Camera & Wireless Charging, about time. Maybe they can invent USB 3.0 jack, waterproofing & a shatterproof screen so we can all have those also.

52. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

heard another rumor that they'll release 3 model, regular one, plus model (with bigger screen, and better camera), and pro model (as big as plus, dual camera, smart connector, wireless charging, and 2k screen)

48. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oh no Apple. Not a glass back? Keep it premium. I've seen a S7 Edge last week cracked front and back. No case on it but still. Considering a Note 6 to upgrade my 3 but if it follows the same design language then I don't know.

43. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

If iPhone 7 will has real wireless charging, it will be a great feature but we need more new features !

42. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

All I can see is unreadable text and Chinese written description. I have no idea how you came up with the wireless charging from all this mess.

60. AlikMalix unregistered

Google Translate, probably... just sayin'... Try Word Lens (ios or android, and welcome to cool, and useful apps).... you didnt have to disrespect a language by calling it a "mess"... hope you understand, bro...

31. Joosty

Posts: 497; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

If anyone is going to perfect dual cameras. Its apple.

30. S4NDY

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Where is the ugly antennalines?

29. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

The concept are looks nice. Much better then the leaked image before.

27. Amir1 unregistered

Rule: if you want to buy an iphone don't be a tester/early adopter and buy the final retail version so called iphone (number)S/S Plus. A food for thought. Let apple clean the fuck ups before spending your $$$.

23. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I'm guessing Apple will make their own standard for wireless charging...just because..

54. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

iQ wireless charging.... bring it on..

71. AlikMalix unregistered


21. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wireless charging? Such innovation!!!!

28. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

If it's actual wireless charging!

47. launernoon

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Im sure they will call it, magical electronic power supplies, or some sort of names that make it sounds like not a wireless charging tech lol

51. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

icharge: Lmfao

53. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Force Charging? Touch Charging? Radiation Charging?

55. AlikMalix unregistered

You're right. If it's the same as "wireless" charging as on Android - then "touch charging" is absolutely the out most righteous name for it. "Wireless" charging is the outermost wrong name for it - unless its actually really wireless.!!! You should trademark it, that designation is a winner (I'm not being sarcastic)

57. Iodine

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Is it that hard to pick up Apple's naming scheme ? Air charge.

59. AlikMalix unregistered

air charge should be reserved to "accross-the-room-no-wires" type of wireless charging!!!

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I copied the image and dropped it in PS and zoomed in. Basically it looks like they are just goign to use the iPhone 6 case YET AGAIN, and it just has a larger camera cutout, and they maybe cut the metal back and make it glass. So that means to make the color options, they are goign to drop a slim piece of color paper behind the glass like Samsung did? I assume? So if this model goes up in price, what would be the reason? The optics? Will it offer force touch? Because Apple release 2 iPad's that don't have 3D Touch. At the iPad falling sales rate, it will be down to 5M a quarter by this time next year. Apple you need to bring a real iPad Pro running OS X. So we can mock you on how the iPad Pro is is trying to do to much being a laptop and a tablet and how its not good at either. Even Samsung was smart enough to take the Galaxy tell and shove Intel hardware into it and put Windows on it. When are we gettign the Mac OSX Pad Apple? Next year?!

15. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

Notice that the top left image camera configuration doesn't jive with the one on the right. Something seems fishy.

13. Guaire

Posts: 899; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Almost identical dimensions, no AMOLED screen, glass back and slighlty larger image sensors.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Don't worry stockholders, a gimmicky near useless feature will bring us back to the top. Our sales may have died, but in 3 months they will be resurrected! - Tim Cook

11. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

I hope the wireless charging is true. I can imagine companies that own things like aeroplanes and restaurants to make quick moves to make wireless charging stations/spots for the world's most popular phone.

20. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

IF they wanted to do thats they should already have it for android one.. for 2 iphone out there you have 8 android.

58. AlikMalix unregistered

@cyberthing... I hope im not leading your point out of what you meant, if so, I appologize. But you have a good point... even though marorun in post #20 is actually correct, (world wide, not in USA, AUS, and JAP, but eitherway) I think no one moves forward unless Apple adds something new or something that's been on android. (and when I say "no one" I mean only an irrelevant few)... But, I'm honestly be disapointed if the "wireless charging" on next iphone or next next iphone is still the "pad chaging" and not "real wireless over-the-air-accross-the-room charging".....

63. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I wouldn't call Ikea or starbucks really irrelevant ones

65. AlikMalix unregistered

I meant irrelevant in how many companies get on board, not who gets on board.

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