Both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are to be unveiled during the September of this year, along with another third phone. Some new features anticipated are a faster processor and the iOS 10. The headphone jack will probably be removed and it will come with a Smart Connector port.
There are some new diagrams that purportedly show the two devices, the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus, with measurements and the ports. This has brought in a lot of excitement among users.
The diagrams show that the two new upcoming flagship phones fro Apple will be 1 millimeter thicker, when compared to the 6S and the 6S Plus. This means that the battery could be bigger, though there is no confirmation regarding this aspect. As for the width and the height of the two phones, both are expected to be the same as the previous phones. The iPhone 7 Plus is expected to have the dual camera, but the iPhone 7 will probably come with only one sensor at the rear. In addition, the latest diagrams also show that the 3.5 mm, headphone jack, is no longer present.
However, another new image shows internals having a headphone jack. The design is to be similar to theiPhone 6 and the 6S, but Apple is ditching its S model and will move on to an updated version for iPhone 8 in the year 2017.
Based on previous releases, it is most likely that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be released on the 9th of September 2016. However, this falls on a Friday and Apple usually unveils its new phones on Tuesdays. This means that it could be on the 6th of September or the 13th of September. However, there was an earthquake in Taiwan that caused some damages to its supplier, the TSMC factories. This might make it difficult for the company to meet the demands.
Some leaked photos also show a bigger camera slot, housing two lenses. This could probably be for features, such as 3D photos and for refocusing images after they have been taken.
The diagram also shows a port for Smart Connector on the back of the 7 Plus phone. It is probable that Apple would like the users of iPad Pro, who have purchased the Smart Keyboard, to use the same on their 7 Plus device. There are three dots in the bottom of the design, resembling the Smart Connector seen on the iPad Pro. It is probable that the iPhone 7 may work with a smart case. It is also possible that it is meant for easy charging using a dock.
Leaks and Speculation
The schematics very clearly show a setup of a dual camera along with Smart Connector at the bottom half of the device. These claims are not verified, but anything is possible at this stage. All the leaks are difficult to track, so it may not be the genuine prototype. The proposed release in September is still some way off, so till such time, it is only speculation.
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