So here we have, the first leaked iPhone 7. A Chinese website has apparently come over the coming high end iPhone. Even if it won’t be released until September.
The most notable change is the inclusion of a much-rumored dual-lens camera with a protruding, pill-shaped enclosure, as opposed to two separate circular camera openings depicted in some online renderings.
Personally I think it’s strange that it has a protruding dual camera on the back though. Looks quite ugly to me, and Apple has the technology to eliminate the protruding camera using LinX technology1, as I’ve said many times already.
There are also three dots towards the bottom of the iPhone 7 Plus that appear to be for a Smart Connector, a new interface first introduced on the iPad Pro that can transmit both data and power at the same time for use with accessories. It is, however, unknown how a Smart Connector would be used on an iPhone.
I think a Smart Connector on the iPhone 7 would be great to have for charging the iPhone while using it with some new Lightning port headphones since all rumors says that Apple will remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7. The Smart Connector makes it possible to listen to music using headphones at the same time you charge it. So I think it could be possible that it has a Smart Connector. And we could see a lot of great accessories for the iPhone 7 that uses the Smart Connector. For example ”Power Bank” cases that prolongs the battery life. Or even some small hardware keyboards could be possible.
And even if the iPhone modification company called Feld & Volk2 doesn’t show that the iPhone 7 will have stereo speakers in the renders they have made, I personally think it will have stereo speakers. I believe Apple will add a second speaker in the space where the 3.5mm headphone jack has been.
And one of the things I like the most when looking at these new images is that the iPhone 7 will be a lot thinner than the iPhone 6s. I like that a lot. It will be just 6.1mm instead of 7.1mm. Perfect, the thinner and lighter the better it is. Much better for the user experience.
My iPhone 7 wishlist:
- I started reporting about that Apple bought the company LinX imaging over a year ago, and their technology would make it possible to fit a dual camera module into a very thin device, that adds up to 8x optical zoom and much better image quality, less noise and much sharper image. In fact the technology makes it possible to have a module with up to 4 camera lenses in one camera module that is thinner in size than todays iPhone 6s camera module. It would mean that the iPhone 7 could have a much better camera with optical zoom that will not protrude on the back. ↩︎
- Feld & Volk usually is very trustworthy and almost always right, but this time I think they are wrong about the iPhone 7 not having stereo speakers. ↩︎