CAD images of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro recently leaked, and now, the source of those images has created a video using the renders to give iPhone fans a look at what could be coming their way in September.
Back in November, a report surfaced that claimed Apple was planning to remove the standard 3.5 mm headphone port in the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in order to reduce the size of its next-generation flagship smartphones. While it may seem absurd to remove a port millions of people are accustomed to, it's in Apple's nature to remove such features in the name of style.
The iPhone 5, introduced in September 2012, was the first iOS device to abandon the dock connector for a Lightning connector, and Apple partially attributed the move to helping allow its designers make the iPhone 5 thinner than previous models. The company uses the same logic in its most recent MacBook, which achieves its ultra-thin profile by abandoning the standard USB ports for a single USB Type-C port that is used for charging and data transfer.
We got our first look at what a 3.5-mm headphone port-less iPhone 7 would look like when schematics for the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro leaked in April, confirming the smartphone would also pack in a rear dual-lens camera.
We just reported that render images from an Apple casing contractor were published and supposedly show the design and some features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro. Now, the source has put a short video together to provide a closer look and compare the CAD images.
As you can see in the video below, the standard 3.5-mm headphone port is nowhere to be found, and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro feature designs almost identical to that of their predecessors, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The smartphones no longer have their antenna bands visible on the rear.
The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus/Pro has what is reportedly the protruding dual-leans rear camera and Apple's Smart Connector, which is offered on the new iPad Pro and allows the device to connect to supported accessories and charge. The inclusion of the Smart Connector port is leading some to believe Apple is planning to launch the phablet as the iPhone 7 Pro.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 has what appears to be a smaller protruding single-lens rear camera, and notably absent is the Smart Connector port found on its larger sibling.
As we get closer to the actual September release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro, you can bet reports like these will intensify, and we'll be sure to bring them to you as they emerge.