That picture up there? With the LG G5-ish dual-camera port? And also that Smart Connector? That’s supposedly an iPhone 7 Plus. And despite our suspicions of it, a Japanese site covering Apple believes that picture and another one are showing off real (potential) changes.
A second picture that we’re talking about features CAD renders of some spartan iPhone 7 shells — with due notice to those reserved antenna lines — as leaked from Taiwanese manufacturer Catcher Technologies and picked up by nowhereelse.fr. Editor-in-Chief Steve Hemmerstoffer has also put up a cleaner take on the leak.
The top-line rumors from Macotakara are that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be the exact same size as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. As we interpret the report, the iPhone 7’s iSight camera port has grown a little bit since the CAD leak so that it can fit a larger actual component. Macotakara also pointed out a closer analogue for that iPhone 7 Plus with the dual-camera port with the Honor 6 Plus. Addressing the audio situation, we learn that in lieu of a 3.5mm headphone jack, we actually might not be getting stereo speakers — yep, just sticking to mono as we hear it.
Here’s a new mystery for us: there are supposedly two new sensors that will be at the top of the phones, but we don’t know what they will be used for just yet.
More to come on this long road to September.