iPhone 7 back chassis leaks again – in Rose Gold this time

It seems that every week now we get a new iPhone 7 leak. Whether it's a diagram, a supposed render based on real schematics, or an actual picture of a metal panel, which the photographer claims is the real thing — the rumor that the iPhone 7 will look very similar to the iPhone 6 gets reaffirmed time and time again.

And here we have yet another metal plate. Unlike the last one we saw, this unit doesn't have the camera module installed, so there is no protruding ring up there. But we can definitely see a slot carved out to house one such part. Of course, we've also got the plastic bands moved to the very edges of the device, with no "panty strips" present this time around – something that has been a pet peeve for many with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

So, while we've been getting a lot of looks at the supposed iPhone 7, our curiosity for the iPhone 7 Plus (Pro?) continues to grow. Will it really have a dual-sensor camera? Will it really have that weirdly placed, 3-dot Smart Connector on its back? And if so – for what? Keeping our ears to the ground on that one!

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

lol apple. That thing looks even more ugly than it's predecessor. If you run out of ideas better copy something else instead of sticking with such an awfull design...

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i actually prefer this. the i6 looked ugly especially the antenna lines. on the supposed i7 it looks sleeker.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

True, even iPhone-inspired phones look better than this fugly POS. Jony Ive has been slacking in the past years, Apple needs a Jobs-like CEO that kicks his employees on their behinds so that they would work hard.

5. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Jony Ive is the most overrated tech designer ever. Almost every product he designs has god-awful ergonomics

11. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

And still got someone will buy his worst design phone because of the 'logo'. lel

25. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

I buy an Apple product because of it is just lesser problems for me. Issues I faced with my Nexus 5 1. Memory Leak that lasted from 5.0 to 5.0.2 to 5.1 to 5.1.1 to fix this -.- 2. Bluetooth Audio Stuttering bug (Still not fixed it seems) 3. Mobile radio active battery drain bug (Still not fixed) Mainly my issue is Google really takes a long time to get things fixed than Apple. Issues I faced with my S6 Edge 1. Issues with Nexus 5 also applies to S6 Edge 2. s**tty memory management. Samsung fans may say it is "fixed" on Marshmallow but it took from 5.0.2 to 5.1.1 and then to 6.0 to fix that problem? By then I already sold it and get ip6s+ Even when it is "fixed", it is still terrible when compared to other Android phones. 3. Samsung Knox. (No rooting, no flashing roms and no flashing kernel? I might as well go for iPhone?) 4. GPS compass issue. I don't understand why after every reboot, my phone's compass need to calibrate again? Wtf Samsung? 5. Samsung poor software. It is just clear that Samsung has terrible software engineers. I remember I found an bit of a security issue with earlier roms whereby you can just use Nova launcher to create a shortcut to the activity where you add new fingerprint and the security is bypassed. And another example is how slow Samsung coded the fingerprint sensor was till when Google steps in and improve it on Android 6.0. After switching to iPhone, yes there are some stuffs you cannot do on it as compared to Android. But for a stable phone then works just well I prefer the iPhone. But yes Jony Ive is just overrated.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Issues with iPhone 6/6S 1. Great memory managemwnt, but nothing is ever really in memory to manage, considering it really had no features. It's basically an app launch. 2. To get the features the Galaxy has, jailbreaking is your only option, and Apple makes it harder and harder with every update. 3. Always connectivity issues with wifi. Constant updates to fix updates, that were designed to fix an update that was designed to fix and update. How Apple is such a terrible engineer that they made a phone that bent in your pocket and refused to acknowledge it as they did with the iPhone 4. So what exactly did you leave Android for? The same things you're complaining about, which all summer, are equally of the iPhone. So you rather spend the same amount of money and knowing you're going to get less? OK that's fine. But just because you had an issue with those thibgs, doesn't mean they are problems After all if rooting is so important to you, the International version usually had an u locked bootloader for rooting, or are much easier to root. More security does mean giving up some nice things, but you have so many Android devices that don't have Knox are easy to root and still have far better hardware than an iPhone. Seems you were reluctant about switching, you just didn't try another brand or model. Obvious the Galaxy downtown offer what you want, but even. Though the Nexus seems too, you don't like it. It's easy for an OS to be more stable if it does less, but iOS actually has more problems than Android period. Less is certainly better for some, but you shouldn't pay more for less. The price should justify having less. You don't pay $60k for a base model car...right? Base models.obviously have less problems vs cars with more feature. But it also makes them boring for some.

32. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

You do realise there are features in iOS that are not present in Android, don't you? Please share some key features missing besides Launchers, Icon Packs and default launching Apps. "It's easy for an OS to be more stable if it does less, but iOS actually has more problems than Android period" After recently changing to iOS from Android Marshmallow on a Moto X Gen 2 I have to disagree. I don't care which biased publication you read it, unlike you I have experienced it recently. As for your car analogy the iPhone is like the Tesla (they only have a couple models available at any given time) and Android like GM (numerous models under different brands in multiple countries) If there's a bug in iOS its patched by Apple for all devices, on the other hand there are many obstacles and hurdles that an Android update has to go through unless you have purchased a Nexus outright from Google.

33. AlikMalix unregistered

I've been always attacked for having an iPhone. They point to stupid features that I care nothin about "um can your phone access system files, huh? No? iPhones are stupid". There was not once in my entire life a moment where I had any phone that I said "hmm I need to see my system files". Well I'd rather have that fingerprint sensor that everyone decided to get years later, or forcetouch that's still missing form android, or FaceTime that works with any other iPhone, iMessage, or the super slow motion videos that iPhone cameras were recording since my 5s. iPhones do not have memory issues - and those that had it a while back (I think the 6+ with early ios8) were fixed in couple weeks - android devices that have this issue have for over a year now? Right? If I ever want to change the look of my icons and fonts I will switch to android - but the number of features that everyone keeps worshipping android for are slim for the stuff that people actually use and even those are spread among several devices. It always seems that android is feature packed and has no issues because the argument is always like this: " well Samsung has [this] and [that]!" But what about memory issues and updates and bloat? "Well you can get nexus for that", but I want removable battery "oh, then get LG", but I want a flagship specs in a small body "oh you need Sony". But I want a great camera " then you need an s7". But I want timely updates. "Umm, we carry two devices, duh". There are trade offs with every android device - EVERY. yet the arguments are always android consortium of phones vs iPhone! For a moment I got a note 4 recently (my previous android phone was a while back: Samsung gs4. Android is extreemly overrated - the only thing that was nice (and reason I wanted a note) was the s-pen. But it wasn't worth the stuff I was giving up on iOS.

35. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"You do realise there are features in iOS that are not present in Android, don't you?" Kindly share what you speak of. FYI, 3D touch doesn't count 'cause it's a meh gimmick restricting functions that have long been doable via gestures to just the latest hardware. "Please share some key features missing besides Launchers, Icon Packs and default launching Apps." Here are the ones that dumb phones had that the iPhone still lacks today: - System wide automation (as offered by various apps on the Play Store, e.g. Tasker, GotYa!, etc.) - Quick-switch profiles for multiple hardware/software components - Bluetooth file/media sharing - Central file management - Being used as a flash drive - etc. But, I wouldn't expect you to realize the uses of such as apple hasn't implemented it yet.

12. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Nowadays they do, while Steve Jobs was around they were far better - the 3G was great, the 4 wasn't as good ergonomically but made up for it with a more premium feel and look, the 5 was an extension of that more or less and the 6 is where he finally lost it. Steve wasn't the designer but I think he pulled all the strings, Jony has proved over and over again since that he's not that great, a one-trick pony who's only priority is "thinness" (even with iMacs!) in my opinion.

15. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Couldn't agree with you more.

27. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

I guess it depends on the size of your hands and how you personally are able to handle a phone. I'm 5 foot 11 and my hands aren't exactly large, yet I can comfortably handle my 6S Plus without any strain. When only using one hand and my thumb to navigate near the bottom and middle of the screen, my pinky cradles the bottom of the phone and I'm able to reach everything. If i need to go back by touching the top-left of the screen in an app or FB, the pinky slides up and all four fingers stagger and spread across the length of the phone to hold it securely. Very easy for me, very comfortable. The ergonomics, for me at least, are great. And the 6S is even easier to hold. You might just have very small hands, perhaps a 5S or SE would be more suitable for you if have trouble.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Based on the iPhone 6/6s and Apple Watch, I'm now believing that Jobs probably rejected about 90% of Ive's designs, and kept him in check for the great looking designs of the past. Now, Ive has no one to keep him on the path, and he's aimless.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Oops. I see that somebody already posted this viewpoint. So just count mine as a +1.

34. AlikMalix unregistered

I agree on that note. Either cook is choosing the wrong designs or Ive is really "done".

13. Firestorm

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Simple,gorgeous,perfect ..

20. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL yeah whatever lol

21. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Good for you dude.

2. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Need to market to everyone who doesn't feel so manly (including a good chunk of men in Europe).

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Racist detected.

23. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Then stop looking in the mirror.

24. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Racist detected

6. Zapp_B

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I think this is iPhone 6. The camera on the iPhone 7 is concentric with the rounded corner.

10. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Agreed, I just said the same below but with far more waffling. :D

7. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

so ugly hahaha apple is dead

8. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

It's salmon pink. Can we get over the rose gold term. I find it too lame. Maybe others prefer it.

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

There seems to be two versions of this "leak" going around - while all feature the plastic strips moved to the edges, some have the camera in similar position to the iPhone 6 (as in this one) while others have it placed to follow the corner radius, more like the (better designed) iPhone 4. I'd hope at the very least if this is going to be a "6SS" rather than a complete revamp that some little details like that camera placement are improved like that. Purely aesthetics of course but that was something that Apple WAS great at and have been lacking in recent years...

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C'mon Apple...it's a curveball right?

22. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Dark I think you will be skipping on iphone (may be even note) this year.

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