Numerous reports have claimed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro will feature a similar design to that of its predecessors. New renders of the smartphone provide a closer look at the ultra-thin device, including some features.
Not long after the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus went on sale, reports surfaced pertaining to Apple's next-generation iPhone 7. Sources claimed Apple was planning to do the unthinkable, remove the standard 3.5 mm headphone port in order to make the smartphone the thinnest iPhone the company has ever released. The move would also help Apple sell its rumored wireless AirPods, reported to make their debut at the September launch.
We recently reported that a leaked image of what was reportedly a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 dummy unit confirmed the updated design and the absence of the visible antenna bands that graced the rear of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, as well as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Images of the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro made their way online in mid-May and appeared to confirm previous reports that the 5.5-inch smartphone would also feature a brand new dual-lens rear camera and a Smart Connector port on the lower rear of its case. The images once again backed up claims that headphone ports will soon be a thing of the past on iPhones.
Soon, an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro render video based off of CAD drawings leaked by a reliable source provided an even better look at how the two smartphones compared. Now, new images of iPhone 7 renders from a "reputable source" have been published and are based off technical drawings.
The iPhone 7 renders show a very thin device that no longer includes the standard 3.5 mm headphone port, instead opting for a single Lightning port and dual-speaker grills (possibly dual-stereo). The antenna bands no longer run across the back of the smartphone like the iPhone 6s, although they are visible along the sides of the handset.
As always, take Apple rumors with a grain of salt, especially iPhone rumors. We'll keep you posted on any new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro news as it happens.