Alleged iPhone 7 images have been leaked by a Chinese website, which claims to reveal the final look of the upcoming Apple tech. While such leaks have taken place before, this might be the real deal!
Some of the design changes reflected by the current leaks were already on the cards, as revealed by some of the rumors doing the rounds. The handset is a pale golden-colored one, with the autofocus module placed between the camera lens and the LED flash, reports the Daily Mail. Apple’s signature trait, the antenna bands, have moved nearer to the bottom and top edges, contrary to some of the rumors that they are going to be removed altogether from the back of the handset and placed at the sides.
Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo also revealed a thin metal band surrounding the camera lens on the upper-left corner of iPhone 7. This little design tweak might partially be due to Apple’s inability to get rid of the camera bump completely. Known famously as the “shame of Apple,” the protruding camera lens is one of the design flaws where smartphones get a chance to beat iPhones.
According to Mashable, the camera bump has been referred by Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, as “a really very pragmatic optimization,” which tech enthusiasts do not necessarily agree with.
Here are some of the rumored features of the handset that have been reconfirmed by the recently leaked iPhone 7 images:
- Single lens camera, because only iPhone 7 Plus will have the good fortune of carrying a dual lens.
- The headphone jack being replaced by the lightning port, paving the way for the wireless headphones that are currently under development by Apple.
- Might be waterproof (though it’s a little unclear from the images).
- Reposition of the antenna bands and the autofocus laser.
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