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Expectations for Sept. 7th Special Event: new iPhones, Apple Watch 2, and More

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Apple’s highly anticipated fall special event is set to start tomorrow around 10am. They will be taking the stage in San Francisco to reveal many new products. While many of the designs for their products will look familiar, they are expected to set themselves up for entire product line refreshes. Here are our expectations for their event.

iPhone 7

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Fully functional iPhone 7 rear shell design, credit: Sina

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The iPhone 7 is practically guaranteed to be announced at the event on Wednesday. Rumors, leaked pictures, and specs have led us to this very moment where we know most everything about the phone. It will come in two sizes (4.7″ and 5.5″) and look similar to the iPhone 6s. The smaller 4.7″ iPhone 7 will have a single and larger rear facing camera, while the larger 5.5″ iPhone 7 Plus will have a two rear cameras. All the camera sensors will remain at 12MP, though. Both phones will have a tactile Home button that uses Force Touch to simulate the physical mechanism of a moving button. Additionally, the phones will not have the headphone jack but instead rely on Bluetooth and Lightning for audio. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will start at 32GB, be powered by the A10 processor, and have better battery capacities. In place of the headphone jack, there will be a second speaker grill which will be house an amplifier. Pre-orders are expected to begin on Friday, September 9th and the phone will either be released on Friday, September 16th or Friday, September 23rd.

 

Apple Watch 2

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Apple Watch, credit: Apple

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Leaked images and inside rumors suggest the second-generation Apple Watch will be coming at Apple’s event this week. The watch will look relatively similar to the current generation Apple Watch, except the internals will be highly upgraded. The new processor (or SoC) will be much faster and provide better battery life, the battery capacity will increase due to a thinner display, and the watch will be less dependent on the iPhone. Instead of relying on the phone to track location and speed, the watch will use the new GPS chip. It will still be dependent upon the iPhone for full functionality, though. The current Apple Watch will also be updated with the new processor and continue to be available for sale. The Apple Watch 2 is expected to be released in either September or October.




 

Software Updates

iOS 10

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All-new Music in iOS 10 from WWDC 2016

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The newest operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is also practically guaranteed to be announced. Historically, Apple announces the latest iOS at the keynote at WWDC in June and then releases it to the public in the fall. With the amount of beta versions given to developers (we are on #7 now), this shows the final version is underway and will be available to the public soon. The update brings many features to Messages; a fresh design to Music, Maps, and Photos; a new layout for widgets, the Lock screen, and Control Center; and new settings. iOS 10 will likely be released on Wednesday, September 14th.

 

watchOS 3

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The Apple Watch running watchOS 3 from Apple website

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The third-generation operating system for the Apple Watch was announced in June at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference and is expected to come out alongside iOS 10. The update brings faster apps with Background App Refresh, new watch faces that are easier to switch, fitness for those in a wheelchair, an optimized keyboard for writing letters, and a SOS feature. The SOS feature will allow the Apple Watch to automatically call for help with local emergency services and notify friends/family that you’re in need of help. Another feature will allow you to unlock your Mac when you are in close proximity to it wearing the Apple Watch. This update will likely come out on September 14th as well.

 

tvOS

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The new tvOS has a Dark Mode so the background is no longer blinding you when watching TV before bed from Apple website

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The next-generation operating system for Apple TV (4th generation) will likely be announced at tomorrow’s event. The software update brings a few features to the Apple TV like single sign-on for multiple apps that require your TV provider’s subscription credentials, a special Dark Mode (versus the current bright and all-white “Light Mode”), redesigned Music app, and more advanced search with Siri. It is expected to be released on September 14th.

 

New Accessories

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The Lightning to Headphone Jack adapter to connect to the new iPhone 7, credit: Tinhte.vn

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Apple is expected to reveal Lightning-powered EarPods, wireless headphones called ‘AirPods,’ and a few Lightning-powered headphones under their Beats by Dr. Dre brand. Also, there will be a new adapter for Lightning to headphone for those users who still have traditional headphones but plan to upgrade the headphone jack-less iPhone 7. These should come alongside the iPhone 7 or be available before the phone is released.

 

iPad Pro 2

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The rumored 10.5″ iPad Pro will fit nicely between the 9.7″ (on the left) and 12.9″ (on the right), credit: Laptop Magazine

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The second-generation iPad Pro is currently in development and may be announced at tomorrow’s Apple event. Unfortunately this is more want, then based on any fact. Rumors suggest an announcement in October, or more than likely, some time next year. The iPad Pro will have a faster display technology for smoother scrolling, panning and zooming. There will also be three models released all based on screen sizes: 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch with the smallest size offered as a low-cost option. The iPads will also have expanded support for the Apple Pencil.

 

iPad mini 5

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A collection of iPad minis from Apple website

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There have been no rumors for the fifth-generation iPad mini and the consensus is this tablet will be discontinued soon. It is very similar in size to the 5.5-inch iPhone Plus and lacks support for the new iPad Pro features.

 

Apple TV Internet Streaming Service

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Apple TV concept for Internet Streaming Service

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The Internet TV streaming service was expected to be announced alongside the Apple TV (4th generation) last year, but it was not ready yet. The service was rumored to be available for $30-$40 per month and come with about twenty-five channels from major networks. A year after the expected announcement date, the streaming service has not been made public and is likely a tabled idea. Perhaps we will see it in the future.

 

Other Updates

Apple may also follow their new tradition last year and jam pack all Mac updates into this special event, or have another event planned in October. Apple will announce macOS Sierra (the rebranding of OS X plus the new operating system name) alongside a refresh of their Mac lineup.

 

The special media event will kick off at 10am PDT, or 1pm EST, in San Fransisco and it will be live-streamed for all to watch.

Analyst Sums Up Every Detail of iPhone 7 in New Report

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Dummy units for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, credit:

A few days before the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus announcement date, a new report surfaces by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo that details everything about the iPhone 7. The processor, RAM, and storage sizes will all be upgraded, the camera, the design will be improved and there will be five colors available.

For the internal performance of the iPhone 7, Kuo suggests an upgraded A10 processor, increased RAM, and new storage tiers. The A10 processor will be a SoC (system-on-a-chip) like the Apple Watch. It will drastically increase the speed and performance of the phone. The iPhone 7 is expected to retain 2GB of RAM like the iPhone 6s, but the iPhone 7 Plus will have 3GB of RAM. Additionally, Apple is dropping the 16GB (finally!) and 64GB storage tiers. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will come in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

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Leaked SIM card tray for iPhone 7 show piano black, silver, dark black, rose gold, and gold colors.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available in five colors, but there will not a blue version this year. Apple is keeping the gold, rose gold, and silver colors for their lineup. The space gray will be replaced by two colors: a darker space gray that may be called ‘dark black’ and a glossy black called ‘piano black.’ SIM card trays for the new colors were leaked this past week. The glossy black one reminds me of the iPhone 3G. Perhaps Apple is preparing us for the tenth anniversary of iPhone next year by going back to one of the first iPhone colors.

There will also be upgrades in the display for the new iPhones and their sensors. While the screen sizes and resolutions will remain the same, the displays will render wide-color imagery like the iPad Pro 9.7″. The proximity sensor, which causes the screen to go black and the touchscreen to shut off when on a phone call, will switch to a laser. This will allow the sensor to be more accurate and faster with longer recognition distances. It will also support hand-waving gestures.

As rumored, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have rear camera upgrades. Both camera sensors will still be 12MP, but the aperture and lens size will increase. The iPhone 7 Plus will also have a second camera that will increase the image quality. One of the cameras will be a wide-angle camera while the other will be a telephoto camera and they will both use optical zoom. Also, the new phones will have optical image stabilization, which was previously only available on the Plus series. There is a new flash near the camera that will house four LED lights (two cool and two warm) for a better True Tone flash.

The report continues with Apple’s plans for removing the headphone jack. This will create extra space in the phone which Apple plans to fill with a better Force Touch recognition system and an amplifier. The phone will appear to have a dual speaker system with two sets of speaker grills, but there will only be one speaker. The amplifier will carry music from the main speaker out both grills.




Apple will include new Lightning-powered EarPods in every box along with a Lightning to Headphone Jack adapter. This will allow those with normal headphones to connect them to the new iPhone 7.

Finally, Kuo concludes with the long-rumored waterproof capabilities of the iPhone. The iPhone 7 will be waterproof with an IPX7 rating, which means the phone can be submerged in up to one meter of water for thirty minutes. This is same rating the Apple Watch has.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be announced on Wednesday at a confirmed special event. Pre-orders for the phones is expected to start on Friday, September 9th and then they will be released on either Friday, September 16th or September 23rd.

via 9to5Mac

New Leaks Confirm Name and Release Date for ‘iPhone 7’

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With Apple’s rumored special event fast approaching, the name of the next-generation iPhone and the release date is in question. There have been reports suggesting the name and release date, but they have not been confident in their findings. Two reliable leaks have come forward with details about the iPhone with more details that may be trustworthy.

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iPhone 7 mockup in rumored “space black”, credit: @The_Malignant

Citing “reliable sources,” Japanese blog Macotakara claims the new iPhone will be called ‘iPhone 7’ and ‘iPhone 7 Plus.’ This squashes the rumor that Apple would be retaining the ‘6’ in the name for ‘iPhone 6SE‘ because of its similar design. It also discards the rumor of Apple adding ‘Pro’ to the iPhone name. Additionally, the report confirms that the iPhone 7 will have the A10 processor, a tactile Home button, and come in five colors. Macotakara previously suggested a “space black” and a deep blue color, which could two of the five colors.

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AT&T leak reveals September 9th and 23rd as potential dates for iPhone 7, credit: 9to5Mac

The second leak comes in the form of a retail schedule from AT&T that details the days for resetting merchandise. It claims that both September 9th and 23rd will be reset days, which is the season of the iPhone release. This suggests the 9th as the iPhone 7 pre-order date (rumored), and the 23rd as the release date (one week later than rumored.) 9to5Mac also reports that store managers were informed that a major phone would be released to carriers on September 23rd. The next-generation iPhone is usually released on a Friday so a release date of either Historically Apple has released a new iPhone on a Friday so either the phone is coming out on the 16th or the 23rd.

The iPhone 7 is expected to look very similar to the iPhone 6/6s series with an aluminum rear shell, antenna lines on the back, and a rear protruding camera. The phone will likely be announced alongside the Apple Watch 2 at the rumored event on September 7th.

Report Confirms iPhone 7 Rumors: Touch Home Button, Space Black, and More

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In about a month Apple will host a special media event where they are expected to announce their next-generation iPhone, likely called the “iPhone 7,” and other new products. In the next thirty days, we will see rumors get confirmed by insiders and major news media groups. We have new details of the iPhone from the user Apple Worldwide Meeting on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. As the source of their information, they cite someone from inside of Apple’s main manufacturer, Foxconn.

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The new black alongside the rose gold and gold colors for the iPhone 7, credit: Apple Worldwide Meeting

In the short Weibo post, the Apple Worldwide Meeting confirms many of the rumors we have heard for the new iPhone 7 including its color options, the rumored disappearance of the headphone jack, and the Home button. The iPhone 7 will be available in the same colors as the iPhone 6s plus a new pure black. This will be a much darker version of space gray that should remind us of the black iPhone 4.  There will reportedly not be a blue model this year. As rumored, both the 3.5mm headphone jack and physical home button will be removed. The post does not specify what will be in place of the headphone jack, but the home button will be touch-only. It will likely be a touchpad that is incorporated into the display.




Additionally, the lack of the headphone jack and home button will cause the phone to be more water resistant. The phone will not be waterproof up to IP68, but it should be better at preventing damage from water.

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The alleged silent/mute switch for the new black iPhone 7, credit: Apple Worldwide Meeting

Apple Worldwide Meeting also leaked the silent/mute switch for the new black version of the iPhone 7. It is much darker in color than the iPhone 6s’ space gray mute switch. This could be more evidence that a new color is coming for the iPhone 7.

The iPhone 7 is expected to be announced in early September with the release date rumored for Friday, September 16th. It will be feature a slightly larger battery, a thinner design, and look similar to the iPhone 6s.

iPhone 7 CAD renderings reveal new details about phone’s design

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On Wednesday, several CAD renderings were posted online by Nowhereelse.fr that show the rear case for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Instead of our normal “this is what we are looking at,” we wanted to analyze the rear shell for further insight about what to expect with the new phone. We are uniquely in the iPhone repair and Apple news/rumors blogging business so we have a deeper understanding of the ins and outs of the iPhone.

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The iPhone 7 is leaked in a new CAD drawing, via Nowhereelse.fr

Initially we see what all the other rumors have been saying. The antenna bands are limited to the top and bottom edge, the rear protruding camera has a ring built into the case instead of it being a separate component, it is also closer to the left edge and much larger, the headphone jack is replaced with another speaker grill, and the larger 5.5″ iPhone 7 has a dual rear camera.

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iPhone 7 top of rear case

When we look at the rear shell, we notice several design changes on the inside that gives us some ideas about what the iPhone will look like. Pictured above is the top of the rear case for the iPhone 7. The camera hole is much larger and closer to the edge, as we have already mentioned, but Apple has also removed a larger chunk of metal on the corner to allow this to happen as compared to the iPhone 6/6s. Our concern is for the lack of reinforcement now in the corners. With the camera being so close to the edge, will this cause it to absorb more of the impact when the iPhone is dropped? The camera hole is also lower than it was previously. There is an extra hole at the top of the case which is not there on the iPhone 6s. This could potentially be the location of one of the two rumored new sensors, or just another screw hole. Additionally, there are grooves in the top for the display to slide in like we see on the iPhone 6s. This allows the phone to open like the glass display is on a hinge.

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iPhone 7 bottom of the rear case

The bottom of the rear case shows a similar design to the iPhone 6s with less metal and more speaker holes. Like the top of the case, there is less metal in the corners. There are also a lot less screw holes, which could signify larger components are covering the old screw locations like a larger battery, or Apple is investing into using more adhesive. Let us hope it is not the latter. On both sides of the Lightning hole there are six speaker holes. The phone was previously rumored to have monaural speaker system meaning two speakers putting out the same sound, but it is hard to imagine with the renderings we are looking at. There is a screw hole in the middle of the speaker holes on the left side. This screw is mostly likely to hold the plastic component that pushes the lower microphone against the frame. Unless Apple is redesigning the speakers, the current speaker would not fit in this small space and still have access to all the holes.



 

Everything else looks fairly similar. The iPhone 7 will look like the iPhone 6s with upgraded internal components, a slight change in the rear case, and a updated display with a touchpad Home button. The iPhone 7 is expected to be announced at a special media event in mid-September alongside the Apple Watch 2.

New color rumored for iPhone 7: Space Black

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While the iPhone 7 is adding up to underwhelming since it will look very similar to last year’s model, Apple is apparently working on a new color for the phone. According to Macotakara, a Japanese blog, the phone will come in a space black which will be a darker version of space gray and closely match the Apple Watch.

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iPhone 7 envisioned in space black, via Martin Hajek

The space black will be a much darker version of space gray and will potentially replace this color. Macotakara‘s report does not go into detail about how dark the new color is, but Martin Hajek, a popular iPhone concept designer, released a few 3D renderings of the new color. He envisioned a phone with a black aluminum rear shell, black front glass, and dark gray antenna lines.

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There are several colors of space gray currently in Apple’s lineup. They range from a light gray with the iPhone 6s to a dark gray for the iPad Air. The new space black color will hopefully bring consistency to Apple’s devices with a simple black aluminum shell.

The blog also previously reported a deep blue color of the upcoming iPhone 7, but their source claimed that this is no longer the case. Apple has decided to release a darker space gray color instead of a blue.

The iPhone 7 is expected to be announced at a special media event in September. It will come with a similar design to the iPhone 6s with slight variations in the front display, rear camera size and placement, and the speaker system. For more on the iPhone 7, click here.



 

Expectations for iPhone 7: wireless charging, no headphone jack, familiar design

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The next-generation iPhone was expected to be a major update until the rumors started flowing in saying otherwise. Apple is usually updates their phone design every other year, but next year is the tenth anniversary of iPhone. Instead of revamping the design this year and having a modest update on the anniversary, they have decided to flip it to make this year a modest update and next year a complete revamp. Based on what we have heard so far, here are our expectations for iPhone 7.

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iPhone 7 concept by Martin Hajek

The Name

This year’s iPhone is expected to follow Apple’s tradition and have a single numbered name. In 2014 we saw the iPhone 6, last year was the iPhone 6s, so this year should be the iPhone 7. The display sizes that Apple introduced in 2014 will remain with the iPhone 7 having a 4.7″ display and the iPhone 7 Plus having a 5.5″ display. Rumors for an “iPhone Pro” this year will likely be held off until next year when Apple completely revamps their lineup. We also hope/expect Apple to drop the number from the name and just called next year’s iPhone the “iPhone.”



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Expectations for iPhone 7

iPhone 7 leaked rear shell

Design

The iPhone 7 will have the relatively same design as the iPhone 6s, but have a few changes. We expect to see the familiar curved glass display and a curved 7000 series aluminum rear shell with protruding camera. For the changes, the back case of the phone will have less visible antenna bands with only one on the top and one on the bottom. There will no longer be two additional bands going across the back. Also, the camera on the iPhone 7 will have a larger lens, be closer to the left edge, and have a slight bevelled appearance. The iPhone 7 will a single rear camera while the iPhone 7 Plus will have a dual rear camera. To make up for the single camera on the smaller iPhone, Apple will be changing the current image stabilizer of iPhone 6s to the optical stabilizer of the iPhone 6s Plus. This means that the iPhone 7 camera will keep the picture or video stabilized during shooting instead of after. The quality of the sensors are unknown at this point, but at least we will have a 12MP sensor with 4K video recording like on the iPhone 6s.

The most important (and perhaps controversial) change of the iPhone 7 will be the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. The reasoning behind this move is because it will allow the phone to be up to 1mm thinner and Apple is moving forward with other technology. Like the floppy disc drive and the CD drive, old technology is removed in favor of newer ones. For the CD drive it was streaming music and now for the headphone jack it is wireless headphones. Apple is apparently designing wireless EarPods that will be included in the box with the new iPhone and they are planning to sell Lightning-powered headphones and a 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter in their store. To solve the trade-off between listening to music with Lightning headphones to charging the device, Apple will add wireless charging to its lineup of phones that do not have a headphone jack.

The iPhone 7 Plus may also have a Smart Connector, but this rumor seems to go back and forth every week. If it does come with one, it may be used for smart accessories like battery cases, keyboards, and other accessories.

 

Expectations for iPhone 7

iPhone 7 concept by Martin Hajek

Internal Specs

For the internal specifications of the iPhone 7, we only know for sure that the phone will be powered by the A10 processor with M10 coprocessor. A post in September 2015 suggested that the processor would have six cores, but we have not heard any rumors about it since. The iPhone 7 is expected to have 2GB of RAM like its predecessor and the iPhone 7 Plus will have 3GB of RAM to account for the dual cameras. The phones will start will a minimum storage size of 32GB, and increase exponentially with a 128GB size and a 256GB size. The phones will also have a slightly larger battery capacity, but the same battery life is expected.

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Release Date

The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be announced in September 2016 at a special media event. The event is normally held a week or two after the ending of Apple’s Back to School promotion which was just announced to end on September 5th. We will likely see an announcement date around mid-September and the phones will be released in late September.

Leaked components for iPhone 7 Plus confirm 256GB storage and dual cameras

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While Apple is expected to retain the same overall design for this year’s iPhone, they will likely upgrade the internal components to better differentiate it from last year’s iPhone (and the year-before-that’s iPhone.) A new picture showing components for the iPhone 7 Plus was leaked on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo and then were posted by the famous leaker, Steven Hemmerstoffer, on Twitter. They allegedly show the rear camera module and the new storage capacities.

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Alleged rear camera module and storage chips in 16GB, 64GB, and 256GB for the iPhone 7 Plus, via Weibo

If these are legitimate components for the iPhone 7 Plus, then they confirm a couple previous rumors we have heard. The iPhone 7 Plus will reportedly have a second rear camera that will increase its picture quality. Two cameras can view distance and dimension of an object better than one camera can. The cameras may also be used to simultaneously take a regular video alongside a slow-mo video or a time lapse video. Additionally, the phone will have an increased storage capacities. Apple recently came out with an iPad Pro that has 256GB of storage, which is the same size that has been rumored for the new iPhone. Apple showed that it is possible to have one of their devices with 256GB. The leaked picture shows that Apple will retain the 16GB and 64GB options for the iPhone 7 Plus, and replace the current 128GB size with the new 256GB.

Before we accept these parts as fact, we decided to test the authenticity of them. Previously this same Weibo user showed us pictures of another “iPhone component.” This one apparently belongs to the iPhone 7 and it shows the charge port with the headphone jack. The exact feature that several reports and suppliers have confirmed would not be on the iPhone 7. When this was leaked, 9to5Mac concluded that it was likely from an iPhone copycat. This does not add too much credibility to the part we are now looking at that apparently shows the storage capacities and rear camera module for the iPhone 7 Plus. At least this leaked component lines up with the rumors.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be announced in September. They are currently rumored to have the same overall design as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but the antenna lines will be less visible, the rear camera will be closer to the left edge, and they will be more waterproof and dustproof.

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iPhone 7 Plus will not have the Smart Connector (for now)

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It seems like every week there is a new report out concerning the rumored Smart Connector that may come on the iPhone 7 Plus. This feature, which is currently found on the iPad Pro lineup, would likely give the phone added functionality with smart cases, accessories, and wireless charging. A report by Japanese site Macotakara came out today saying the phone will not have the Smart Connector. Here we go, back to the beginning.

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iPhone 7 prototype design with Smart Connector, via Weibo

According to Macotakara, Apple considered adding the Smart Connector and two additional sensors to the iPhone 7 Plus, but the idea is being shelved for now. The design team instead will focus on the antenna band location, the lack of the headphone jack, and second rear camera. The iPhone 7 Plus is still in development, though, so this may change. The additional sensors were thought to have been inspired by the new iPad Pro design, which would adapt the display colors to the lighting in the environment. This would allow reading on the phone to be more “natural and comfortable,” according to Apple. Hopefully Apple will revisit this design when working on next year’s iPhone.

A separate report came out earlier today from analysts at Nomura Securities that says the iPhone 7 Plus is expected to have two rear cameras and the iPhone 7 will be receiving optical image stabilization (OIS) to make up for the lack of a second camera. OIS is currently limited to the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus, but Apple will likely bring it to the 4.7″ iPhone 7. It is used to make a smoother video or image when using the camera.

The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are expected to a have a design similar to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and be announced alongside a new Apple Watch in September.

New CAD drawings for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus confirm previous sketches

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After we posted our thoughts on sketch for the iPhone 7, a full CAD drawing was released that shows the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from all angles. It matches perfectly to the sketch we shared which leads us to believe that this is the final design for Apple’s next-generation iPhones.

The drawing, which was supposedly sourced from Apple’s casing subcontractor Catcher Technology, shows the design for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Starting with the iPhone 7, we see an absent headphone port with a single speaker on the bottom, a single protruding rear camera (with supposedly no metal ring), antenna bands only near the top and bottom edges, and a design very similar to the iPhone 6s. The rear camera is also much larger than the iPhone 6s’ rear camera and it is closer to the left edge. This drawing along with the one from yesterday confirms the dimensions, at least the height and width, will match the iPhone 6s.

In place of the headphone jack, Apple is apparently designing new EarPods that will connect to the iPhone through Bluetooth and the Lightning port.

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The iPhone 7 will have no headphone jack, a protruding rear camera, and a single speaker on the bottom, via OnLeaks

On the iPhone 7 Plus, we see similar features with no headphone jack, a single speaker on the bottom, and antenna bands only near the top and bottom edges. There is a dual rear camera that is protruding from the phone and three circles near the bottom that are for the Smart Connector.  According a separate report by the KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, the iPhone 7 Plus will be only phone in the September lineup to have the dual-camera module and the phone will have 3GB of RAM to meet their new technology. Kuo’s report agrees with these CAD drawings of the iPhone 7 Plus being the only phone with the special camera.

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The iPhone 7 Plus will also not have a headphone jack, but it will have a dual rear camera system and a higher amount of RAM, via OnLeaks

Phones that have a dual rear camera deliver better picture quality, especially when the cameras are zoomed in to a far away object. Like our eyes, they can see the same object from different perspectives. This is one way for Apple to increase the picture quality without increasing the camera sensor’s megapixels. The Smart Connector may also be an exclusive feature of the 7 Plus, which will likely be used for smart accessories and wireless charging.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be announced in September alongside the second-generation Apple Watch.