As we inch closer to September when Apple usually launches its new iPhones, we are getting a clearer picture of what to expect from the upcoming smartphones. As per leaks, the iPhone 7 design is unlikely to change a lot, but a new report points towards at least one major change. Courtesy of leaked components, Engadget reports that the iPhone 7 will boast dual-SIM card slots — a first for Apple. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPadsAlso Read - Apple releases important iOS 14.7.1 update: iPhone users must download it right now
These alleged iPhone 7 components have been leaked by Rock Fix, a Ganzhou-based smartphone repair shop. Just how the shop managed to get its hands on these alleged components is currently unclear. But these components hint at possible dual-SIM capabilities on the iPhone 7, as well as a new high-end storage variant — 256GB.
The components also bust a couple of recent rumors. For one, the Lightning Port assembly clearly shows the 3.5mm audio jack. Recent reports talked about the possibility of Apple ditching the 3.5mm audio jack and using the Lightning Port as an audio port. These leaked components also contradict a recent rumor that Apple was giving up on its plans to ditch the much-rumored dual-camera setup saying the technology was ‘not mature enough’. The components clearly show a camera module with two camera lenses.
Based on earlier leaks, the dual-camera setup could be restricted to the iPhone 7 Plus variant. It would include a pair of 12-megapixel cameras with one supporting optical image stabilization, and the other supporting 2-3x optical zooming. Apple is also likely to use LinX s technology, an Israeli company it purchased, for its ability to shoot DSLR-quality photos.
From what we have come across so far, the Apple iPhone 7 could look quite similar to last year’s iPhones. It will come with a few cosmetic changes, including moving the ugly antenna lines to the top and bottom edges, leaving the back panel clean. Apart from featuring the dual-camera setup, the iPhone 7 Plus variant is also expected to boast iPad Pro-like Smart connectors, which could be used to connect external hardware.
Leaks also suggest that Apple will finally ditch the 16GB base variant, and the lineup will now start from 32GB. Other new features expected on the iPhone 7 include a battery with wireless charging, water and dust resistant capabilities and a HTC 10-like touch sensitive home button with TouchID sensor embedded.