Another day and yet another Apple iPhone 7 leak; but this one comes from the reliable Mark Gurman, who has all but confirmed a few features on the upcoming iPhones, which we have come across before. These include a pressure-sensitive TouchID sensor, dual-camera setup on the bigger iPhone 7 Plus and the missing 3.5mm audio jack. Also Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil MiniAlso Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
The highlight of the bigger iPhone 7 Plus will be the dual-camera setup at the back. Though this isn’t the first time we are hearing about the cameras, the report reveals how the setup is likely to work. The setup is set to include two camera sensors, and both will simultaneously click a photo while capturing colors differently. The end result will be a merged photo with a lot of details, and the report adds that low-light will also be massively improved due to this setup. The smaller iPhone 7, however, won’t get the dual-camera setup. Also Read - Apple originally planned to launch new MacBook at WWDC 2021, but didn’t: details here
Another highlight will be the new home button. Till now the home button on the front of the iPhones has been a switch. But with the iPhone 7, Apple is opting for a pressure-sensitive touchpad similar to what is on offer on the MacBooks. Instead of a physical click, the TouchID sensor will now offer a haptic feedback when a user touches it, Gurman confirms in his report for Bloomberg.
Another feature confirmed in the report has been a long-running rumor that the upcoming iPhones won’t have the 3.5mm audio jack. In place of the audio jack will be an extra set of speakers. We have come across leaks showing a 3.5mm-Lightning adapter as well as a pair of Apple EarPods with Lightning cable. Apple has let audio headset manufacturers use the Lightning port for audio for quite some time now.
There’s not a lot new that is revealed in this report, but it does add a lot of weight to all the leaks we have come across so far. The report further adds that the overall design of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be very much similar to last year’s iPhones. That said, there will be small tweaks including the antenna lines at the back which will be moved to the top and bottom edges. We have seen these design in numerous leaks, including a 4K quality video that leaked over the weekend.
The report also doesn’t reveal when Apple plans to unveil its new iPhones. But based on what we have come across so far, pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will kick off on September 9. This would mean, Apple is likely to host its event on September 6.