iPhone 7 Leaks Again Ahead of Official Unveiling, Reveals Glossy Black Finish, Waterproof SIM Tray

iPhone 7 glossy black

The iPhone 7 has leaked out yet again ahead of Apple’s official unveiling later today. New images reveal the shiny black color option that is expected to be available in the new lineup this fall, plus a redesigned camera flash and a waterproof SIM tray.

Just as previous leaks have revealed, this year’s iPhone will have a larger camera lens that should deliver even better photos. It sits alongside what appears to be a redesigned flash module that looks to have four LED bulbs.

In comparison, the latest iPhones use a “True Tone” flash that has only two bulbs — one of which emits cool light and the other warmer light. This helps ensure more natural colors in photos taken with flash.

According to 9to5Mac, the iPhone 7’s flash will do exactly the same job, only it will be brighter thanks to those additional LEDs.

iPhone 7 new LED flash

In addition to this, the photos reveal the iPhone 7’s SIM tray, which has a rubber gasket around its head to keep water out. This strengthens claims that the iPhone 7 series will be IPX7 water-resistant like the Apple Watch.

IPX7 states that devices can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. It’s not quite the IP67 rating devices like the Galaxy Note 7 offer, which covers up to 5 meters of water, but it’s certainly better than no waterproofing at all.

Finally, these images provide us with a closer look at the rumored glossy black color option for the iPhone 7. It’s reminiscent of the finish on the latest Mac Pro, and it looks to be a major fingerprint magnet.

iPhone 7 SIM tray

It’s thought that glossy black option could be exclusive to the high-end 256GB iPhone due to an apparent struggle to manufacture this color option. That means the device could be in short supply at launch.

We’ll find out for certain whether these images are indeed genuine at 10 a.m. PT today, when Apple kicks off its iPhone 7 keynote. The event is also expected to bring a new Apple Watch, and possibly a refreshed MacBook Pro with an OLED touchpad.

You can tune into Apple’s event live right here. And if you miss anything throughout the day, we’ll have all your coverage right here on iPhoneHacks.

[via 9to5Mac]