It is that time of the year again. A new iPhone is set to be launched in September. There have been dozens of rumors and leaks suggesting that the iPhone 7 will retain the design elements of the iPhone 6S. A new video posted on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo confirms many of the rumored leaks regarding the iPhone 7. It also shows how the upcoming device will differ from the iPhone 6S.
A hands-on look at the iPhone 7
In the video, you can see a Chinese narrator comparing the upcoming phone with the iPhone 6S. It offers a hands-on look at the rumored changes. The alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 7 shown in the video lacks the 3.5mm headphone jack. The antenna bands have been repositioned and the rear camera has gotten bigger. Towards the end of the video, the host removes a plastic film from the screen and hits the home button.
The headphone jack appears to have been replaced by an additional speaker grille. Apple may have chosen to add a speaker grille to enhance the speaker performance. It could also be because the iPhone 7 is said to be waterproof, and the extra grille could help make up for the loss of sound due to waterproofing. The video lines up with previous leaks suggesting the iPhone 7 will retain the dimensions of the iPhone 6S.
iPhone 7 Plus to have a Smart Connector
The removal of the headphone jack could help Apple make the device slimmer or pack a larger battery without increasing its thickness. The video does not show the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, which is expected to feature a dual-camera setup on the back and a Smart Connector similar to that on the iPad Pro. The Smart Connector can be used to connect the device with different accessories.
The iPhone 7 will reportedly feature 3GB RAM, a new A10 processor, and 32GB of base storage. Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are thought to be dustproof and waterproof. Apple is set to unveil the next-gen iPhones in September.