iPhone 7 – A New Leaked Image Shows Lightning-enabled Earphones
Apple has listened to its fans demands and brought a new 4-inch iPhone, but which has the same hardware configuration and cameras as the iPhone 6S. But in this article we won’t be talking about the iPhone SE, as we’ll focus on the upcoming iPhone 7. From a day to another, the internet fills with new rumors about its specs and the leaked images are confirming some of the speculations. So, what to expect from the iPhone 7?
Let’s start with its release date, which is rumored to be set on September 6, or 13, 2016. Unfortunately, at the beginning of February, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.4 struck Taiwan, affecting the Apple supplier TSMC’s factories, which builds the processor for the iPhone 7 and the production was delayed until the damages have been fixed. Hopefully, the supplier will meet the demand and deliver the processor on time for Apple to be able to make adjustments to the carcass of the iPhone 7.
Recently, some rumors suggested that Apple will use a ceramic back like that of the One Plus X, but most likely, the upcoming flagship will feature the usual aluminum body and will be available in the standard colors: Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold.
However, in a leaked image, we’ve noticed that the rear camera will sit flush instead of protruding, like on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and even if earlier reports indicated that Apple will use a dual-lens rear camera, there are high chances that the iPhone 7 will be equipped with a traditional camera, but the decision to no longer use a protruding camera lens would make it more vulnerable to damages.
Another change that was hinted by some sources is related to the antenna strips, which will be either relocated to the edges, or completely removed. Also, the 3.5mm headphone jack might be removed as well, and rumors say that Apple will replace it with a secondary speaker. This change will not please the fans because they will need to buy an adapter which will allow them to plug regular 3.5mm analog headphones. At the bottom of the device were also spotted three dots, which indicate that the iPhone 7 will support a Smart Connector (it provides power and connection to accessories).
The rest of the technical features that the iPhone 7 could come with include a 12MP iSight camera on the back, a QHD screen (4.7-inch and 5.5-inch) with Touch ID built-in, an A10 processor with an M10 motion co-processor and 2GB or 3GB of RAM.