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Leaked pics claim to show working iPhone 7 Plus in a new color you’ve never seen before

Published Aug 16th, 2016 10:02AM EDT
iPhone 7 Release Day
Image: iFeng

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With less than a month to go until Apple takes the wraps off this year’s new iPhone, there’s an abundance of high-quality leaks showing both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The vast majority of these leaks only feature dummy iPhone 7 units that don’t actually work, but a brand new set of images show the iPhone 7 Plus as you’ve never seen before. Not only is the screen turned on, but the phone comes in a fresh new color that Apple has been rumored to roll out with this year’s new iPhones.

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Posted online by The Malignant, a Twitter user who has shared various similar leaks concerning the 2016 iPhone and other devices, the images originate from, although it’s not clear how the site obtained them. Even more pictures were posted on Chinese site iFeng, showing the device from various angles complete with comparisons with current iPhone models.

blue-iphone-7-plus-screen-turned-on-1Image source: iFeng

Also interesting is the name The Malignant uses for the device: iPhone 7 Pro. Early iPhone 7 rumors claimed Apple would have three iPhone 7 models in stores this year, the expected iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and a new high-end iPhone 7 Pro. The latter was initially intended to be the only 5.5-inch new iPhone to sport a dual-lens rear camera, according to rumors.

Since then, more reports indicated that all iPhone 7 phablets will have a dual camera, and will share the same Plus name.

Getting back to these images, they seem to paint a familiar picture. The blue iPhone 7 Plus has all the design markings we expect: The single-band rear antenna lines and a protruding dual-lens camera are there.

blue-iphone-7-plus-screen-turned-on-7Image source: iFeng

The absence of the headphone jack can easily be seen in some these shots, with the 3.5mm standard audio port being replaced by a speaker grille (which may or may not actually cover a second speaker).

blue-iphone-7-plus-screen-turned-on-5Image source: iFeng

One element that can’t be discerned in the images is the home button. Rumors say the iPhone 7 will have a capacitive home button with 3D Touch support instead of a physical button you can press.

blue-iphone-7-plus-screen-turned-on-2Image source: iFeng

What’s interesting about the images, aside from the new color, is the phone’s display. The device appears to be running a version of iOS 10, although the person who took the photos does not reveal any details about it. The phone likely comes from China considering that language seems to be set to Chinese, and has elements that iOS 10 beta testers will instantly recognize include the new widgets on the search screen, as well as a wallpaper that’s included in Apple’s list of default wallpapers for iOS 10.

blue-iphone-7-plus-screen-turned-on-6Image source: iFeng

Siri, however, is not turned on, and it’s replaced by Voice Control.

blue-iphone-7-plus-screen-turned-on-3Image source: iFeng

We’d also point out that, while this leak certainly seems exciting, there’s also a chance that someone either faked these carefully taken photos or used an iPhone clone that runs a custom version of Android.

That said, you can check out more leaked images below.


blue-iphone-7-plus-screen-turned-on-4Image source: iFeng

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.