The launch of the iPhone 7 is still months away, but that hasn’t stopped a flood of rumors from leaking in about the device. The latest one confirms a number of specs which have been churning the rumor mill for a long time now and adds a few more of its own.
To recap, the above photo of the iPhone 7 surfaced online about a month ago. There’s still no way to verify if it’s the real deal, of course, but well-known Japanese blog site Mac Otakara seems to think the possibility of it being genuine are great. Same goes for another image which had gotten leaked via Apple manufacturer Catcher Technology showing off the design of the handset.
First-off, the report asserts that the headphone jack is gone for good in the iPhone 7. However, it won’t be replaced by another speaker like earlier speculation had suggested. Apple will accordingly stick to a single speaker system. Furthermore, the brand is set to introduce Bluetooth-enabled EarPods which will connect to the phone to charge just like an Apple Pencil.
Another major change which Mac Otakara authenticated is the iPhone 7 Plus’s dual-camera system and Smart Connector. The latter can be seen on the back of the handset and may be used to connect a Smart Keyboard. The blog goes on to state that the phone will feature two mysterious new sensors on the top.
The point of these sensors is still unknown as of now. MacRumors suggests that it could be linked to the Apple device’s screen, perhaps including the brand’s latest True Tone display. The technology had made its debut with the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and allows the panel to automatically adjust its output based on the surrounding environment.
Finally, the iPhone 7 is expected to follow the design of the iPhone 6S. There won’t be that much difference in terms of size between the two, meaning the upcoming handset will not be thinner as has been rumored so far.