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Leaked iPhone 7 photo offers the clearest view yet of Apple's next handset

By Shawn Knight
Jul 11, 2016
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  1. The latest Apple spy photo offers the clearest look yet at what may very well be the reverse of the upcoming iPhone 7.

    The image, courtesy of French site NowhereElse.fr, shows a rear shell with a large, protruding camera cutout. This suggests the new iPhone will have a better overall camera although how exactly it’ll achieve higher-quality photos is unknown.

    Apple has demonstrated in the past that it isn’t interested in playing the megapixel game. Several generations of iPhones kept the same megapixel count as Apple instead focused on other ways to improve image quality. In fact, it wasn’t until the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus that Apple made the jump from an 8-megapixel sensor to a 12-megapixel sensor.

    We’ve heard rumors of a dual-lens system but based on this image, Apple may have scrapped that idea or is saving it for next year’s release.

    The other obvious change is the repositioning of the rear antenna bands. Rather than have the bands cross over the rear shell horizontally, Apple has rerouted them to the top and bottom edge which affords a cleaner overall look. How this will impact cellular reception – if at all – remains to be seen.

    Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this September. Aside from faster internal hardware like the A10 SoC, most expect the new iPhone will be a bit thinner than its predecessor and offer improved waterproofing, a minimum storage capacity of 32GB and perhaps even 3GB of RAM. There’s also talk of Apple ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of its Lightning port although the latest leaked image neither confirms nor denies this.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,033

    Golly! it looks like... like... any other iPhone I've ever seen. I'm glad to see Apple are changing things up so radically.
     
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  3. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Addict Posts: 169   +70

    I absolutely dislike the latest trend of having protruding cameras. The protrusion feels like a disgusting pimple against the smooth back. Just make the phone slightly fatter with a larger battery and have the camera sit flush with the back.
     
  4. G0DofPaiN

    G0DofPaiN TS Booster Posts: 55   +30

    Same ...but different...but still same.
     
  5. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Addict Posts: 227   +88

    Not a fan of the no 3.5mm, first thing that is going to break on this phone will be the jack from plugging/unplugging so many times. I have yet to see lightning headphones, so I assume they are just going to make you purchase a $50 audio adapter.
     
  6. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    Why not wait another few weeks for the iPhone 8.. or a few more weeks for the iPhone 9... They're basically all the same anyhow... They come out so fast anymore but there's little reason to bring out something new anyhow... What's the point?
     
  7. amghwk

    amghwk TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +27

    **Yawn**
     
  8. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 843   +333

    Boring phone.
     

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