We’re finally getting a peek at the iPhone of the future.
Apple blog LetemSvetemApplem found an image of what appears to be the 7 and shared it on Chinese website Weibo. While nothing’s been confirmed, the photo appears to match up with reports on the phone’s features.
Rumors suggest the design of the 7 won’t differ greatly from that of the 6S. The only differences spotted in the photo are redesigned antenna lines, which appear towards the top and bottom. There’s also an additional hole between the camera and LED flash.
Speaking of the camera module, if this is indeed the iPhone 7, it looks like Apple will be sticking to a protruding camera. Apple chief design officer Jony Ive has called the camera nub present on the iPhone 6 and 6S “a really very pragmatic optimization.” Though the protruding camera may be unsightly, Apple seems to have embraced it; the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s iSight camera has the same concession.
Other reports state that Apple will ditch the headphone jack for the 7; there will also no longer be a “Plus” design. Instead, Apple will offer an option for an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 “Pro.”
The iPhone 7 is expected to hit stores this fall.
If this is, in fact, the 7, what are your thoughts on the design?
SOURCE: Mashable | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter