A recent iPhone 7 design leak depicted that the offering may land with tapered antenna lines and the camera bump still intact. Now, the latest speculations bring in more details that might sound like music to audiophiles.
The latest post on the popular French blog Nowhereelse.fr shows a prototype of what is believed to be an iPhone 7 case for the rear panel. The twist in the tale is that this case features four separate speakers. As fans may recollect, there is an ongoing conundrum over whether or not the iPhone will arrive sans the 3.5 headphone jack. For reports believing that the headphone jack will indeed be dropped, a number of suggestions how the Cupertino tech giant will be using up space had surfaced.
One such suggestion was the inclusion of more speakers. As noted by MacRumors, the additional speakers would facilitate the use of an “additional audio amp provided by Cirrus Logic.” According to a report, this audio amp would also, “supply the noise-cancellation smart codec in an also-rumored Lightning-equipped headphone accessory.”
So, if the iPhone 7 does end up losing the 3.5mm headphone jack, it is expected to be shipped with lightening-equipped earbuds. However, this latest leak has put a big question mark on predictions that the iPhone 7 will continue with the single speaker arrangement.
As it turns out the images are taken from a promotional video shared by an Italian case maker, who has allegedly received the prototype iPhone 7 case. The leak shows that the antenna lines have been moved to the top, as has been long rumoured. It shows two speaker grilles at the top and two at the bottom of the case.
Steve Hemmerstoffer has also shared images of what appears to be the iPhone 7 in the flesh. The design seems pretty consistent with the current speculations doing the rounds. However, the jury is still out on whether the offering will house, one, two or four speakers.
Keep coming back for more updates, rumours and speculations on iPhone 7.