The iPhone 7 still six months away from the September’s announcement, but we are seeing more and more leaks hitting the web. Of course most of them are hoaxes, however every year when the device is actually announced and we look back, some of the most obnoxious leaks turn out to be true.
Now a photos have appeared on the web allegedly showing the rear casing of the upcoming iPhone 7 device. While the casing has a design that looks very similar to iPhone 6s, there are some interesting aspects that make it standout, and possibly tell us about some of the features that may end up becoming part of the new device.
The prototype iPhone 7 cases show two speakers sitting at the bottom and two at the top. Keeping in mind that the iPhone 7 houses a relatively small 4.7-inch screen, it remains unclear how having four speakers on the handset will be beneficial in any way, except for obviously being loud. The photos also show a missing cut out for the 3.5mm audio jack, which once again confirms that Apple will be ditching the jack with its upcoming new iPhones.
As it can be clearly seen from the casing, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the device. Instead there are two speaker grilles on both sides of the lightning port and on top, which seems rather bizarre. They each feature eight speaker holes (16 in total on either sides), instead of just six found on iPhone 6s. This is in-line with the rumors that Apple will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of the lightning connector based headphones.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to feature a minor redesign over their predecessor that will see the ugly antenna lines being removed from the rear. All leaks do point towards Apple focusing more on the camera of the handsets, instead of a complete design overhaul as it has usually done every alternate year.