The rate at which iPhone 7 details are being leaked, it appears that Apple loyalists will be privy to most of the details before the D-day arrives. And now, it appears that the first designs of the iPhone 7 lineup may just have made their way into the wild.
Mac Fan got its hands on what appears to be a very detailed design of the unofficially dubbed, iPhone 7 Pro. Expected to sport a 5.5-inch screen, the design confirms many speculations that have been out there. While it all isn’t sugar, spice and all things nice, some changes may receive mixed responses from fans.
The design confirms that the headphone jack would be done away with. As noted by Gordon Kelly on Forbes, there have previous reports suggesting that a second speaker would be fitted with the device. However, the schematics show that nothing will be replacing the 3.5mm headphone jack. This will be disappointing for fans.
Also, the design confirms that the iPhone 7 Pro won’t be arriving with the radical design changes. This sits in well with the information KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had shared that the device will not have “many attractive selling points.” Reportedly, the iPhone 7 Pro will maintain the 7.3mm thickness akin to the iPhone 6S model. And this only raises more questions. The headphone jack which is expected to shave off at least 1mm of thickness from the existing model might not really happen. The designs actually tell a different story.
However, what’s exciting is that the details reveal the presence of the dual-camera arrangement and hint at the possibility of a Smart Connector, right in sync with the existing speculations. But it could only be the iPhone 7 Pro, which would feature the dual lens camera. This may not go down well with many since fans expect the lineup to only be differentiated by the screen sizes and would not want to choose between features.
Also, the inclusion of a Pro model to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus lineup could also possibly mean differentiation in the storage options. However, with a good number of months to go, more details surfacing should give a clearer picture.
Until then, keep watching this space for more updates.