As we get closer to September’s iPhone 7 announcement we are seeing more and more leaks hitting the web. Of course most of them are hoaxes, however every year when the device is actually announced and we look back, some of the most obnoxious leaks turn out to be true. Now photos have appeared on the web allegedly showing the rear casing of the upcoming iPhone 7 device. While the casing has a design that looks very similar to iPhone 6s, there are some interesting aspects that make it standout, and possibly tell us about some of the features that may end up becoming part of the new device.
The notable things about this allegedly leaked casing design include iPad Pro-like physical aspects including a quad-speaker array, rear camera with vertically arranged microphone and true tone flash module. The purple casing seen in the photos is not from an Apple supplier but from an Italian iPhone accessory maker, who created this casing based on schematics that leaked from an Apple supply chain source.
As it can be clearly seen from the casing, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the device. Instead there are two speaker grilles on both sides of the lightning port and on top, which seems rather bizarre. They each feature eight speaker holes (16 in total on either sides), instead of just six found on iPhone 6s. This is in-line with the rumors that Apple will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of the lightning connector based headphones.
We will post more iPhone 7 related news as we see more ‘leaks’, and we are sure there will be plenty before the device is finally released in September. (via)