The barrage of iPhone 7 leaks and rumors continues with a new set of images from Asia that show not only schematics for the upcoming devices, but also metal molds that will reportedly be used in the phone’s manufacturing process. The new images seem to further reinforce some of the rumors we’ve read before; in particular, it looks like the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus (Pro) will be the only version of the upcoming lineup to pack a dual rear camera.
HUGE LEAK: This is our first look at a real iPhone 7
The images were discovered on Baidu by HDBlog.it and they apparently originate from one of Apple’s manufacturing partners.
The schematics suggest the iPhone 7 Plus will not have an iPad-like Smart Connector on the back, as some of the previous rumors had stated. The molds seem to indicate the 4.7-inch iPhone might have a bigger single-lens camera than its predecessor, but they’re yet to be confirmed as genuine. This does align perfectly with yesterday’s big leak though, which seemingly gave the world its first look at a real iPhone 7.
Overall, the design of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus seems to be similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series, just as previous rumors have claimed.
Recent reports said that iPhone 7 production started earlier than usual this year, as the 2016 iPhones might be more complicated and therefore harder to manufacture than previous handsets. The early production schedule might also help explain all the recent leaks.
A slew of leaks in the last few days showed one questionable 4.7-inch iPhone 7 rear case, as well as a metal shell that was more in line with recent rumors. Furthermore, photos showing the dual rear camera on the iPhone 7 Plus and the purported 256GB flash storage option have also popped up.
The iPhone 7 should be unveiled and released at some point in September, which means we’re in for plenty more iPhone rumors in the meantime.