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. 

iPhone 7 Plus design schematics leaked: dual camera, wireless charging & more
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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" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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71 Comments

1. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'm buying!

39. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Don't forget the proprietary buds!

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30673; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gotta see the final product, what it packs, and what it can do, but I've no plans to buy based on what I've seen.

5. Kumar123 unregistered

Yup, Want a dual camera setup with optical zoom feature for the next iPhone but if its looks anywhere near as fugly as LG G5 then I'll just buy a 64 GB iPhone 6s Plus.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30673; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The 6S Plus is good enough to not need to upgrade, if the 7 Plus isn't major. Apple doesn't need a game changer (let's be honest), nothing on the market is a game changer, but they need a shakeup phone. Gotta get people buzzing again.

37. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Hi jedii, if the leaks happen to be real, what can you say about its design?

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30673; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Totally not impressed. Not even remotely interested.

44. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

They need to get rid of the giant bezels on the Plus so potential Note users can consider switching. When a phone is at 5.5" yet bigger than the 5.7-5.8" phones out there considerably, then that's a design fail.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30673; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The iPhone is far too successful to call it a design fail, that's you applying your personal preference. The look of the phone is subjective as far as its appeal, I happen to like the bezels. It's time for an overall redesign of the device, as its look is becoming bland, again that's preference. Let's wait and see what Apple releases.

17. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

With all the iPhone rumors floating around it seems like you should skip this years iPhone 7 and wait for next year's iP8.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30673; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hence post 2 bro.

40. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Just clarifying why you said what you said in post 2.

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 30673; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My bad, understood.

41. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 905; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

But won't it be iPhone 7s?

46. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nah, rumor has it that Apple is skipping the S model iP7 and going straight to iPhone 8. With Apple making a move like that it makes me think that the iPhone 8 is what everyone should be looking forward to. The iPhone 7 seems more like an iPhone 6ss you know what I mean. Just look at the design, it's basically an iPhone 6 with very minor changes.

62. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 905; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Sigh I really dont know what phone to get this year! I was going to get the 7 but now not so sure

70. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Maybe some of the rumors are BS and the iP7 will be better than everyone thinks.......Hopefully because I kinds wanted it as well.

68. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This is the phone that images leaked out about 1 month ago, nothing new, if it is the iPhone 7 we have no idea

69. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I.e. The phone from the above as leaked in real images

3. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Same screen:body ratio, same buttons incl. that anti-ergonomic left upper back button, same anti-ergonomic rounded soup-sides which enable sliding out of palm.. Did they fire the designer or what?

6. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm a huge Apple fan, but I'm utterly disappointed by this design...!!!

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because its the same phone now for the 3rd time? You should be MORE than disappointed. You should be angry. You should be as a loyal customer complian to them through their forums and email. Samsung received numerous complains in the 10's of thousands aout how the S6 shoudl have carried over the benefits of the S5. Dropping the water-proofing, the sdcard and some other things were top subjects. Notice the S7 has all hat. You think they coudnt do it with the S6? Sure the sdcard has an issue not workign with the controller. But Samsung knew it didn't, why didn't they work it out for the S6? Why wait until the S7? if they couldn't figure it out, I understand. Money doesn't solve all problems. So how was it eventual;y solved? The S6 was still a beast and at least it has 64 and 128GB options. But the S7 is only 32Gb and that's lame too. It should still have a 64GB option. The not should be 64 with a 128GB option. But Samsung got their wake-up call and they did something about it. They came corrected! Let's see what Apple does. Samsung got 2 chances. They screwed up with the S5, but the S6 was better overall, but it had a screw-up too. They wont get a 3rd chance as an outsider. But Apple begin an insider has no excuse!

18. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

S6 used exynos and thats exynos version could not support both SD and onboard memory at same time. New exynos and SD810 and SD820 support it at full speed whitout slowdown.

24. Unordinary unregistered

Why must you respond to a simple ducking comment with a giant essay no one will read fully lol? Do you have no wife/gf to talk to or job to attend, let alone anything worth contributing shorter than 3 sentences lmao?

56. AlikMalix unregistered

Techie Don't scrutinize my points - ever (I'm asking nicely) -- I'm even going to write you a big post - because I know you like them, but I'm not gonna fill it with lies and half truth (maybe a few personal subjective opinions). I'm not a loyal customer - I use a PC and only prefer IOS products from Apple. I'm disappointed that Apple doesn't seem to take a different design approach with 7 - and its still based on rumors not facts. I like samsungs designs and a couple exclusive features but using Android is frustrating most of the times when I know that ios does a lot of things automatically that I constantly has to do manually (yes the manual approach gives a an option or two extra, but it's not enough to win me over. Design is important to me: Hardware is as important as much as UI, and the feel of the products is just as important too. Samsung edge is the best designed smartphone in my opinion because it looks unique, but it feels extreemly light and flimsy (I'm sure it's built well, but it doesn't feel premium when holding in hand - mostly because of lightweight). My 6s feels havier than iPhone 6 and that's a huge plus for me. But even though the s7 is s better looking phone (even the s6) they feel worse than iPhone - hope you can understand what I mean. iPhone today feels new, feels premium, but Samsung made it look outdated with the dual edge design - I expected Apple to step it up based on Samsung success because which I believe is becaus of greet design and lighter TW. But based on these RUMORS of true is be disappointed. I have no complaints on hardware inside - I don't give a crap about higher resolution my iPhone 5s and 6s are SHARP!!!! You can argue with me all day long about how you see difference - and I do too side by side, but I also see difference in frame rate - and my 5s still runs strong, my 6s runs graphically intensive games better than any android I tried: detail, frame rate, and performance. Like I said, I'm gonna be honest and I hate the rumored designs - I was expecting a screen imbedded Touch ID, better screen to body ratio - that's it. I don't care about loosing the 3.5 Jack - I've been using $17 BT headphones for couple of years now, my truck is BT and lighning built in. And my 30 year old project car has CarPlay. Trust me - I was set before any rumors of removing the Jack even started. But you went of on how I should feel and all that - why do you android fanboys always telling people what they should buy or what they should like, and what features Apple should do and how Apple should be more like android - leave it alone - don't buy it if you don't like it - don't ruin it for everyone. I would be just as disappointed if Apple just made an Samsung s7-ish design - I want something different that's all - but I don't know what it is that I want as far as design - I just know that the rumored pictures are "not it". Hope you liked the read.

19. pooma

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Apple is actually committing suicide this time.

35. ohjoechris

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 19, 2016

yes with a bazooka

4. Rydsmith unregistered

"So, what do these schematics tell us? No a lot that we don't already think we know..." Not** Jesus guys, from this and "Nexus watch" your site is going downhill faster than iBGR. Reduce the ads and at least proof freed your posts. Every time I come here I see absolutely no reason to add you to my whitelist.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Yep they should proof "freed" their posts. #irony

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30673; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO

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