We’ve heard rumors that the iPhone 7 won’t have a traditional headphone jack, and now there’s fresh evidence that those rumors might be true. Steve Hemmerstoffer, who goes by the Twitter handle @OnLeaks, has posted photos of what he says are some of the first casings for the iPhone 7.
Twitter photos may confirm rumor
Hemmerstoffer tweeted photos showing what looks like an iPhone casing with two speaker openings and no opening for a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) March 9, 2016
However, it should be noted that rumors about the iPhone 7 missing a headphone jack are mixed. One report indicated that some of the code for iOS 9 suggested that there would be no headphone jack. This seems odd though because iOS 9 will also run on older iPhone models that do have headphone jacks.
Another report of supposedly leaked photos suggested that the headphone jack will remain on the iPhone 7, however.
No dual-lens camera on the iPhone 7?
The other openings on the purported iPhone 7 casing appear to be fore an all-in-one Lightning connector, volume controls and power button on the side. There also looks to be a cutout for a regular camera with an LED flash, which runs counter to some of the rumors we’ve heard that the iPhone 7 will have a dual-lens system.
However, this would be consistent with the rumors suggesting that only the iPhone 7 Plus (or iPhone Pro, as some are calling it) will have a dual-lens camera system. One of the things that’s been fueling the rumors is Apple’s acquisition of LinX Imaging, which developed a technology that could improve the quality of photos and give pictures snapped by a smartphone the quality of those taken with a DSLR camera.
iPhone SE cases reportedly unveiled by Mac Rumors
Last week Mac Rumors posted some photos of what it said were the first images of the casing for the rumored iPhone SE, which is supposed to be a refreshed 4-inch iPhone that some believe might not only replace the iPhone 5s but also the iPhone 6. Mac Rumors said the iPhone SE casings in the photos it posted came from distributors selling “iPhone 5se” cases in bulk.
They show both of the two rumored designs, with one resembling the iPhone 5 and 5s more and the other looking like the iPhone 6.