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The Apple logo is displayed onstage before a product unveiling event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, Oct. 4, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently remarked that the next-generation iPhones, also known as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, will come packed with features “you can't live without.” He also reassured users that the current slowdown is not specific to Apple, but to all the OEMs across the globe.

With the reassurance, the tech world started speculating the possible features that could be housed in the iPhone 6s successor. However, now, a credible report from Macotakara Japan says the Apple iPhone 7 will not feature the Smart Connector. Past rumors had vouched for this feature on board the upcoming smartphone.

Apple's Smart Connector can be currently seen in the iPad Pro. This feature is very useful especially when transferring data between the iPad and keyboard accessories. The rumor about Smart Connector on iPhones started when an image of the iPhone 7’s back panel made waves online with three small dots indicating the feature.

The Smart Connector in a smartphone can be utilized for an alternate way of charging and even to connect with a computer, Slash Gear noted.

Also, for a long time, we have been hearing that Apple will be removing the 3.5 mm headphone jack and replacing it with a Lightning port. But, last week, an alleged photo of a hardware component got leaked, confirming the existence of the headphone jack.

So far, speculations from across the globe say there will be no radical design change in the iPhone 7 series. Except for the hardware upgradation, marginal trimming and dual-camera setup, not much change can be expected from this device.

Another rumor suggested that the iPhone 7 will be able charge from a considerably long distance, without limiting it to the charging pad, via the housed wireless charging feature.

Speaking of release date, Apple will reportedly be following the regular September timeframe to unveil its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets.