Japanese tech portal Mac Otakara, which is well-known for leaking Apple-related information sourced from supply chain contacts, says the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 will not be extremely thin compared to the current-generation iPhone 6S, as rumored earlier.
To top it off, the same portal says the iPhone 7 series will not feature stereo speakers in place of the 3.5 mm audio jack. On a positive note, the iPhone 6S successor will apparently flaunt a dual-camera setup at the back of the device.
Not long ago, Apple iPhone 7’s alleged schematics were leaked by Catcher, which is a prominent Taiwanese conglomerate known for making phones, internal and external components, etc., Phone Arena noted. The company is also responsible for manufacturing full-metal, unibody HTC handsets. Catcher has also worked with Apple and Samsung in the past. To be specific, this company reportedly worked with Apple to make chassis for the iPad Mini series. The same group was part of the iPhone 6 design process as well.
Phone Arena says with such a partnership history with Apple, it is safe to assume that Catcher could be working with Apple to either manufacture or design the upcoming iPhone 7 lineup.
According to Mac Otakara, the schematics leaked by Catcher and the leaked photo showing the dual-camera chassis, believed to be that of the iPhone 7 Pro (also referred as “iPhone 7 Plus”), are indeed real. Plus, the upcoming flagship iPhone 7 will apparently be similar to the bigger sibling iPhone 7 Pro as shown in the schematics.
The blog further noted that the three dots located at the bottom of the alleged iPhone 7 Pro belong to the Smart Connector setup. Not to forget, the Apple iPad Pro already features Smart Connector setup. Using this, a keyboard can be plugged into the 2-in-1 tablet to enable the device owner to use it as a laptop.
Moving on to other rumored Apple iPhone 7 specifications, apart from the customary upgrades to under the hood configurations, the upcoming handset will likely come with 256 GB native storage option and a bigger battery unit, according to 9To5Mac. Similar to Sony Xperia and Samsung Galaxy devices, past rumors suggested that Apple might offer a water-resistant exterior.
However, Apple has not confirmed any information related to iPhone 7 thus far.