A Japanese website named Macotakara has revealed a leaked image of the iPhone 7 Plus which shows dual rear cameras like in the LG G5 and lack of antenna lines on the back of the phone. The site also claims that iPhone 7 Plus will come with a smart connector that will let you connect it to a smart keyboard just like the one in iPad Pro.
Popular leakster On Leaks also revealed an image of the upcoming iPhone 7 on Twitter, betraying curved edges, a flat rear and for the first time in the history of iPhones, the absence of a headphone jack!
.@DavidDjames25 I'm not claiming it's fake but it would have been so easy to set up (see my pic)... Keep caution... pic.twitter.com/R7Agso9uGX— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) March 18, 2016
.@DavidDjames25 I'm not claiming it's fake but it would have been so easy to set up (see my pic)... Keep caution... pic.twitter.com/R7Agso9uGX
Let the leaks begin!... #Apple #iPhone7 pic.twitter.com/WBphT2zUsJ— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) March 9, 2016
Let the leaks begin!... #Apple #iPhone7 pic.twitter.com/WBphT2zUsJ
Rumours have already been flying around on Apple planning to use the lightening connector as an audio outlet along with being a charging port. With the image, On Leaks has finally confirmed the theory along with the fact that future iPhones will not feature 3.5mm jacks anymore.
Macotakara suggests that by removing the 3.5mm jack, Apple will be able to reduce the thickness of the next iPhone by 'more than 1mm,' with screen shape and radius remaining the same.
This rumour was lent further credence by the emergence of a story about Intel baking in their feted 7360 LTE modem chip into the iPhone 7 alongside Qualcomm's chip. According to 9to5Mac, headphone manufacturers will need to "include either Lightening cables or 3.5mm to Lightening adapters with their headphones. Bluetooth headphone makers will have no such issues."
Rumours have also increasingly fuelled a new theory about the iPhone 7 featuring a seven-day battery life. As per the Daily Mail, UK-based fuel-cell maker Intelligent Energy has been hands in glove with Apple on a project which will bring in a battery that will keep smartphones alive for an entire week. The battery will generate energy using oxygen and hydrogen.
As per Bloomberg, Apple is also working on new wireless charging technologies which will let you charge your iPhone without having to resort to charging mats. This means that you'll be able to charge your iPhone just like you use Hotspot to browse the internet using different devices placed away from each other.
A sketch of iPhone 7 published by French tech website NoWhereElse shows what iPhone 7 will look like, but has also revealed the fact that the chassis of iPhone 7 is of the same height and width as iPhone 6s except that the camera lens cutout is slightly larger in the former.
The sketch reveals a single camera lens in iPhone 7 which also means that the rumoured dual camera setup will only feature in the larger iPhone 7 Plus. Earlier, KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated in a research note that iPhone 7 may not feature any attractive updates over iPhone 6s and the new sketch seems to be validating his theory.