If you believe everything you read, Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are going to be boring. The phones will reportedly feature a design that is strikingly similar to their predecessors, and tech bloggers have been pretty negative on them as a result. Of course, we already have a pretty good explanation for why Apple’s next iPhones are going to be so “boring” where design is concerned, and we still have no idea what kind of new features the iPhone 7 series is going to pack. Apple has an uncanny ability to get fans excited for new products, so we certainly wouldn’t write its new 2016 iPhones off just yet.
In fact, new images created from the leaked 3D renders and schematics we’ve seen in recent weeks give us what is likely our best look yet at Apple’s new iPhone 7 design, and it’s much hotter than the mockups we’ve seen previously.
Graphic designer Martin Hajek is well-known by Apple fans. He regularly uses leaks and rumors to create realistic 3D models of unreleased Apple products, and his creations have a tendency to be an eerily close representation of what Apple ends up launching. Now, Hajek has finally set his sights on Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, or “iPhone 7 Pro” as he calls it.
In a new series of images posted on his website, Hajek created renders of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus along with some concepts for third-party protective cases. The case designs are a bit curious in a couple of ways, but the renders of the phones themselves will likely end up being accurate depictions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that Apple releases this coming September. After all, we recently got a look at what is probably a real iPhone 7 for the first time, and these renders are certainly in line with that prototype.
So what do the phones look like? They look… hot. Here are a few renders of the smaller iPhone 7:
And below you’ll find Hajek’s vision of the iPhone 7 Plus, which sports a similar design but also has a dual camera setup and a smart connector port on the back, which are both in line with countless reports.