Leaked Photos, Video Show Working iPhone 7 Unit For The First Time
With Apple expected to announce and then finally release the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next month, the number of leaks we are starting to see is almost breathtaking.
If you are old enough to remember the days when Apple kept a super tight lid on these things before release, this year’s goings on will seem strange, but today, we haven’t just been treated to more photos of a dummy iPhone 7 but photos of a real, working unit. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also now been provided with video of the thing working. We suspect someone inside Apple is less than pleased this evening.
The initial leak saw Chinese repair shop GeekBar post photos of an iPhone 7 to Weibo. To prove that this was more than the usual dummy unit, the device was powered on, showing what appears to be Apple’s in-house iPhone testing software, SwitchBoard. The device displayed all the hallmarks of what we have come to expect of an iPhone 7 including the larger camera and minimal antenna lines. While great to see, the real fun started when a video popped up.
Apparently not content with sharing photos, the same Chinese repair shop also shared video of the device, showing off its dual-speaker setup and importantly, the complete lack of any sort of 3.5mm headphone jack. Rumors of Apple’s decision to not include a headphone jack have been around for months, with recent weeks bringing increased certainty that the rumors are true.
This new combination of photos and video appear to confirm everything we thought we knew about the iPhone 7 – and it’s still around 6 weeks away from being announced.
Apple has been expected to announce the iPhone 7 midway through September with a release shortly after. There may not be too many surprises for Apple to land when it is announced, at least on the surface, but we still expect there to be something we don’t yet know about. What that will be, though, we have no idea.