Apple’s iPhone SE has now been officially added to the currently available iPhone range, which means that speculation overdrive is coming our way regarding the company’s next-generation iPhone. Apple’s iPhone 7 has already been widely discussed over the last few months, meaning that we’ve already been privy to a number of speculative suggestions about how the smartphone will look, as well as rumors about a potential underlying technical specification. In order to apply some visual sanity to those rumors we now have an unofficial 3D rendering of the device that combines all of these rumors into one video representation of what we could expect to receive later this year.
The model itself has been designed by Geert van Uffelen and looks to actually try and focus on what could realistically become a reality with the September-bound iPhone, rather than follow the well-trodden path of some of other concepts that try to bundle in all sorts of madness that stand no chance of actually making it into a production device.
The first thing that immediately becomes clear is that van Uffelen clearly believes that the overall physical form of the device will remain fairly consistent with the current-generation iPhone 6s. The initial walk around of the device shows that the antenna lines have disappeared from the rear of the phone in line with recent speculation.
There’s also a noticeable change to the housing at the top of the device that protects the built-in rear camera module. The single circular lens housing has been extended to form an elongated pill shape with an accompanying flash. This is an instant indication that the designer believes that Apple could be planning on releasing the iPhone 7 with the highly speculated dual-lens camera setup that we’ve been hearing so much about. We still aren’t sold ourselves on whether or not that will happen, but we can understand why it forms part of this concept design.
The bottom of the concept iPhone 7 is where the interesting changes appear. The iconic 3.5mm headphone jack has been removed to make way for an additional speaker grill that would dramatically improve the sound output of the new device. The hardware still contains Apple’s standard Lightning port for charging and sync, but there are also three metallic dots on the back of the phone which we can only imagine are meant to be the Smart Connector port that has made its way onto the iPad Pro.
The video is concluded by throwing in a Deep Black color for the iPhone 7 as well, which is much darker than the running Space Gray offering in the existing iPhone lineup. Oh and it looks slick!
Check out the video for yourself and see what you think? It’s probably the most accurate iPhone 7 concept that we will see between now and the ultimate unveiling of the phone.