Apple's new iPhones are slated to debut in their "See you on the 7th" event set for September 7 next week.
As usual, the hype level leading to the unveiling is at a fever-pitch high. Unconfirmed hardware rumors have been swirling around rapidly for months now - no headphone jack, dual cameras, thinner antenna lines, 256GB of storage, no home button - some of these reliable, others taken with a grain of salt.
But yesterday, supposed videos of an iPhone 7 Plus emerged that may be confirming some of these fruity rumors.
A video tweet from known Apple leaker Sonny Dickson emerged showing what looks like three side-by-side iPhone 7 Plus models running iOS 10.
Dickson is a reliable leaker from Australia who reportedly gets his information from sources who work for Apple's suppliers in China.
In his video tweet (embedded below), a finger is swiped across three phones' touchscreens to reveal what appears to be iOS 10's new Notification Center. The last phone is then flipped around to show a dual lens camera.
The antenna lines 0f the iPhone 6 and 6s appear to have been removed too, which suggests that the new models will be more water-resistant.
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) August 31, 2016
Another video from Dickson shows a freshly unboxed "iPhone 7" on hand, which briefly showed a headphone port-less bottom. Unfortunately, that tweet was deleted. We managed to grab a screenshot, though, so you could judge for yourself.
On related news, a leaked image from French site Nowhereelse appears to show a packaging insert from an iPhone 7 Plus. The text on the insert appears to list the accessories in the box, which include a set of "EarPods with Lightning Connector." This confirms the rumor that the iPhone 7 will ditch the 3.5-mm headphone jack.
However, old school headphone fans could heave a slight collective sigh of cord relief. According to the image, the iPhone 7 Plus will also ship with a "Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter" for audiophiles who will feel empty and soulless without their Audio Technica M50s and V-Modas in tow. Slow clap.
Finally, the image shows "256GB" and that refers to the storage size. If this image is truly from the packaging of an iPhone 7 Plus, then this confirms that Apple doubled the highest capacity iPhone from 128GB to 256GB.
So there you go, based on these combined leaks, we might have confirmed some of the top rumors about the iPhone 7 Plus and subsequently, the smaller iPhone 7 :
- No 3.5-mm headphone jack
- Dual-lens camera for the Plus model
- No antenna lines
- Comes with Lightning connector Earpods
- Lightning to Headphone Jack adapter is included
- There will be a 256GB model
- Home button/Touch ID Sensor is still present
- It will indeed be called the "iPhone 7"
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