It’s portably fair to say that we’ve all nearly reached capacity when it comes to seeing leaks of purported iPhone 7 schematics and so-called third-party case designs that allegedly show us exactly what to expect when Apple’s new iPhone is unveiled later this year. With that said, the leaks don’t appear to be over just yet, with a new set of images dropping in to give us a first look at an actual rear plate of the iPhone 7, as well as a glimpse at an internal component, the screen cable.
Let’s deal with the supposed iPhone 7 rear plate to begin with. Rather than trying and making predictions based on the design of a third-party case, this image gives us a very clear indication of what we could potentially expect from Apple’s September announcement.
Attention has to be paid in the first instance to the camera module in the top left corner of the casing, which immediately looks to be slightly larger than what we currently have on the iPhone 6s. The position of the camera aperture also looks to be closer to the edge of the backplate. Consumers who were hoping the iPhone 7 would introduce a flushed camera design will be disappointed, with this image showing a very clear protrusion embedded within a beveled outline of the camera lens.
If these images are accurate, then it also looks like Apple has deviated away from the antenna lines that we have become accustomed to seeing on the back of the iPhone. Rather than having two strips across the rear of the phone, these latest images seem to show that those antenna strips have been moved to the top and bottom of the phone, leaving a single, entirely unbroken backplate finish that contains only the iconic and ever-present Apple logo, as well as cutouts for the camera.
The available images seem to only show the smaller, 4.7-inch iPhone 7, but it’s widely accepted that Apple’s larger iPhone 7 Plus will ship with an even more performant camera that will leverage a dual-lens system. Also shown are screen cable components which appear to be different then their iPhone 6s counterparts.
Only time will tell if this image has fallen into the public domain via official channels. The overarching design and existence of a larger camera aperture falls in line with previous speculation that we’ve been privy to. It also seems to share a lot of similarities with a set of leaked blueprints and schematics that were said to be official Apple documents.
The iPhone 7 may not be due for an official reveal until September this year, but we’re already starting to get a fairly decent understanding of what to expect thanks to these continuous leaks.
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