Alleged Rear Panel of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Leaks; Shows off the Larger Camera Hole


A couple of images of what is allegedly the rear panel of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have leaked from the supply chain. The first image gives us a clear look at the rear of the iPhone 7, including the large camera hole. The larger camera sensor cut out suggests a bigger sensor that should greatly help in improving the imaging performance of the iPhone 7.

The photo also shows the antenna bands being placed at the top and bottom edges to give the rear of the phone a clean look.

The photo of the rear panel of the iPhone 7 Plus gives us a close look at the dual-lens camera enclosure that is inline with what previous leaked photos and rumors have shown. The dual-lens setup should allow the larger iPhone to take better pictures than the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and potentially have some other tricks up its sleeve.

Interestingly, as per Rock Fix, a Chinese repair shop that has also managed to get its hands on the rear shell of the upcoming iPhones, Apple will also be launching a cheaper variant of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 that would replace the iPhone 6. Contrary to rumors, this model will feature a 3.5mm audio jack as well. Since this is the first time that we are hearing about Apple launching a cheaper variant of the iPhone 7 with a 3.5mm audio jack, I will recommend you to take this rumor with a pinch of salt until more credible sources confirm it. The repair shop also confirms that all the new iPhones will come with a dual SIM slot that is particularly very popular in China and India.

Up until now, almost all reports surrounding the iPhone 7 and its bigger brother have suggested that the handset will not be coming with a 3.5mm audio jack, so the above rumor contradicts that. Considering that the new iPhones are likely already into mass production or on the verge of entering mass production, it is unlikely that Apple would have had reversed its decision of not including the 3.5mm audio jack so late into the production cycle.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be unveiled in September by Apple. The handsets will sport a design similar to the iPhone 6/s, but with a slightly cleaner rear shell and will be water-resistant.

[Via Nowherelse, Engadget]