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Recently leaked iPhone 7 images may be the real thing

There’s one thing that you can be sure of in the months leading up to the next iPhone: many images of the device will be leaked. The vast majority of these images end up being fake and ultimately disappointing those who hoped the iPhone would look just like the leaked image. However, it appears that a recently leaked image of the new iPhone 7 may, in fact, be the real thing.

iPhone 7 May Have Smart Connector

AppleInsider was first to report on and share the leaked image last month. Initially, many believed that this supposed leak was fake because of the 3 dots on the back of the iPhone. These 3 dots represent Smart Connector, a feature that was first brought to the iPad Pro. Smart Connector allows the iPad Pro to magnetically connect to Apple’s Smart Keyboard. The connection also draws power from the iPad Pro, which means that the keyboard does not have to be charged prior to using it with the iPad Pro.

Smart Connector seems like an odd feature to bring to the iPhone 7, given the substantial difference in size when compared with the iPad Pro. However, it is possible that the iPhone 7 will use Smart Connector for another accessory besides a keyboard–perhaps a headphones accessory with rumors that Apple will be doing away with the headphone jack on the new iPhone.

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iPhone 7 Design Is Nearly Identical to iPhone 6/6S

A recent report from Macotakara.jp, a Japanese blog that is typically very reliable, suggests that leaked image is actually the iPhone 7 Plus. They point to the outer shell/casing and the screen size as evidence that this is the larger version of the iPhone and not the 4.7″ iPhone 7. What’s more, the leaked iPhone 7 Plus is exactly the same size as the iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6 Plus before it.

This indicates that the new iPhone 7 Plus won’t be any thinner than the current model. It also indicates that the screen may be the same as the existing iPhone, with no upgrades to the resolution. For those hoping for a higher resolution screen like that which is found on the Samsung Galaxy S7, this may be a disappointment.

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iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Will Have Some Upgrades

However, it does appear that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will have significant internal upgrades. In the leaked image, you can see what looks to be a dual lens camera. This is rumored to be exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus and may lead to DSLR quality photos with the iPhone. While the existing iPhone’s camera is quite good, this new dual lens camera could put it far ahead of any other smartphone on the market.

Additionally, it is expected that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come with faster processors. Apple has a habit of putting a new processor in each generation of the iPhone, so a new one in the iPhone 7 is pretty much a given. A new processor will make the phone faster and more responsive.

The iPhone 7 may also see an upgrade to the RAM. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus had 2GB of RAM, which is still less than what many Android phones have, for example the Samsung Galaxy S7 is rumored to have 4GB of RAM. What remains to be seen is how much RAM the new iPhone will have.

iPhone 7 Will Debut In September or October 2016

As with previous years, it is expected that the new iPhone will be available to the public in either September or October 2016. More leaks and information is expected to come out as we get nearer to this date.


Latest leaked iPhone 6s / iPhone 7 images

As the widely rumored September 9th release date for the next iteration of iPhone approaches, so do the leaks! MacManiack obtained and released suspected images of the new iPhone.

It has been reported that the most significant changes to this new iPhone are coming in the form of a better user-facing camera, and new Force Touch technology for the screen, which was first debuted a month ago for new trackpads. The dimensions and aesthetics of the phone appear to be largely the same, which is the usual route for an “S” iteration, with larger changes coming for the “number” models. The sizes of the phones, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch are supposed to be the same this year.

via MacManiack
via Macmaniack
via MacManiack

A lot has been written about Force Touch, and leaked images of the iPhone’s new flex cable arrangement seems to validate the new technology’s presence in the phone. KGI Securities, which pretty accurately assess and reports on Apple news, say that Force Touch will indeed be in this new phone. An analyst for KGI, however, also suggested that this new iPhone might not be a huge winner for the company, as it is projected to sell fewer units than Apple sold last year.

Perhaps the biggest change Apple is likely to make to its new phone is Force Touch. Force Touch allows a device to sense more exact pressure, by determining more exactly the area of the finger pushing against it. This technology is already in use on the Apple Watch, where a weak tap on email opens up the message, and a stronger push leads directly to a message reply. On the iPhone this will allow the user to skip long menus, like initiating navigation, or managing messages.

Another major improvement in the new iPhone will probably be the camera. The iPhone 6s or iPhone 7’s user-facing camera will have to be upgraded in order to keep pace with rival smartphones with more powerful cameras from 2015. The new “selfie-cam” is rumored to be capable of shooting slow-motion 240 fps video, and 1080p video at normal speed.

Other probable chances to the new device will be a better aluminum frame and higher resolution screen. Apple’s competitors, like Samsung’s Galaxy 6 and Edge, stepped up the hardware battle this year with hard metal cases and an innovative edge-display. Sources suggest that Apple has been eyeing using the aluminum alloy developed for the Apple Watch on its phones. For those who dislike the plastic bands on the back of iPhone 6, Apple has been working on a fix, although it likely won’t be ready by September launch. TechRadar reported in June that Apple had filed a patent for a new blend of metal oxides that would look like metal but allow radio waves to pass through. This technology would eliminate the need for the plastic strips, necessary in the iPhone 6 to allow radio signals into the phone.


Yet another possible upgrade to the phone could be a higher resolution screen. Apple has consistently improved upon their screens, from the iPhone 4’s “Retina” screen, to the iPhone 6’s “Retina HD Display”. Reports from IT Pro suggest that Apple’s new smaller model phone may feature a five-inch display with 400ppi resolution.

No matter what the details are, bigger phone, smaller phone, no plastic, new metal, whatever, global markets and customers alike eagerly await the new redesign.