The new design drawings were published by uSwitch by way of serial leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (who runs the @OnLeaks), and they show that many of the rumors that have been circulating regarding Apple’s upcoming flagships are spot on. The images were reportedly sourced from Taiwan, directly from the casing subcontractor used by Apple called Catcher Technology. While not official by any means, if the drawings are real, this could be a clear indication of what Apple is planning.
And with that, we can see that Apple is indeed working on dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack from both the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. That rumor has been circulating for quite some time, but recently came under question when a supposedly leaked part surfaced, suggesting that the iPhone 7 could still feature the 3.5mm headphone jack (and the iPhone 7 Plus could ditch it).
On the back of the iPhone 7 Plus, there appears to be confirmation that the larger model will boast not only the oft-rumored dual-camera system, but also feature a Smart Connector — which could possibly mean wireless charging support. Meanwhile, the back of the iPhone 7 shows only a single-lens camera system, and there does not appear appear to be a Smart Connector, either.
If the drawings are real, this means that Apple is differentiating its 2016 iPhone models in a much bigger way than it did with the iPhone 6/6 Plus and even the 6s/6s Plus.
The drawings confirm some other rumored aspects, including the possibility that Apple is moving the antenna bands to the bottom and top edges, giving the back a cleaner look. They also appear to confirm that the units will not boast stereo speakers. It also shows that Apple will apparently hold onto the iPhone 6/6 Plus design for the most part.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been commonly rumored to only offer a small amount of additions and changes, all in favor of a major overhaul planned for 2017 and the iPhone 8, which is believed to feature an OLED display, all-glass design, wireless charging support, and even more.
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