Even though Apple fans are eagerly looking forward to the March 21 event, leaks about the iPhone 7 continue to emerge. The latest leaked images come from Steve Hemmerstoffer of French website NoWhereElse. Steve is the same guy who had accurately revealed the details of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 in the past.
iPhone 7 to have a larger rear camera
NoWhereElse obtained the images from Taiwanese smartphone case manufacturer Catcher Technology. The leaked photos show a larger camera setup and the redesigned antenna lines. It is in line with last month’s rumors that the iPhone 7 will get rid of the ugly antenna bands that appear on the back of the iPhone 6 and 6S. The back panel is now completely plain.
However, you can still see the antenna bands at the bottom running along the edges. It also points to a larger rear camera, which is surrounded by a black orifice. The French publication says it will result in a “slight bulging outgrowth” rather than protruding lens as seen in the iPhone 6S. The main camera hole is also closer to the edge of the device.
No headphone jack in iPhone 7
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said in a research note that Apple would also launch a dual-camera version, likely to be called iPhone 7 Pro. It will use technology from LinX Imaging to offer DLSR-quality images. Hemmerstoffer noted that the chassis is also thinner than current models, confirming the lack of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Ming-Chi Kuo had previously claimed that Apple would do away with the headphone jack to make the new iPhone slimmer.
Separately, NoWhereElse has also posted images showing the dual-lens camera parts of the iPhone 7 Pro. However, these are the same images leaked in January. The iPhone 7 is rumored to feature A10 processor, iOS 10 operating system, and waterproofing capabilities. Before that, the tech giant is going to launch a 4-inch iPhone SE, a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands later this month.