Drip, drip, drip. Man, does Apple have bad plumbing or what? Leak after leak after leak!
If you don’t already know what’s going on with Apple and the new iPhone 7, you might want to start here first and then come back for the most recent information.
In a just a few days the new iPhone 7 is sure to make its first appearance—September 7 to be exact. Although it’s not expected to hit the shelves until later this month, we’ll at least have some solid information to indulge in until then. Meanwhile, let’s snack on some byte-sized information that has just been leaked.
Design Does and Doesn’t Haves
Speaking of size, Bloomberg News says that Apple has a history of completely changing the exterior design of the iPhone every two years. However, this would be the first time that they keeping the same design for a third year, if rumors are true. All of the leaks and prototypes have given us evidence to suspect that the iPhone 7 will indeed be the same dimensions as the iPhone 6 models, but with a few minor and/or major details.
One of these details has already been mentioned in earlier article, which is that the antenna bands will presumably be moved to the edges of the phone; creating a clean and uninterrupted surface on the back of the phone. But another new and more exciting detail is that they might be taking away the home button and replacing it with a flush capacitive Home Button, similar to the iPhone 6’s 3D-touch or a MacBook’s track pad. This is pretty big because although I’ve never experienced problems with it, I’ve heard many people have had issues with their home button breaking and I’m sure they’d be thrilled about this feature. Other recent leaks have “confirmed” the elimination of the headphone jack and what will come in the box, according to several sources, including BGR. Up until now, we’ve heard about the new iPhone coming without the headphone jack but it was unclear as to what Apple was going to provide in its place. A recent leak of a photo shows the text that will allegedly be printed on the iPhone boxes, containing secrets including the accessories for the absent jack. According to this information, we can expect it to include the rumored 3.5mm headphone jack adapter but not the hoped for Bluetooth earbuds. Instead, it will supposedly include Lightning connector earbuds along with the adapter.
What’s In A Name?
Well, nothing if it doesn’t exist. Brace yourselves, this rumor is not as “sweet” as the others. Remember seeing pictures of the prototypes that came out nearly 2 months ago? The iPhone 7 was rumored to have at least 2, possibly 3 versions coming out this season–the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7 Pro–well, evidently there will only be 2 now. Information from Russia’s Eurasian Economic Commission (REEC) along with a corresponding leak from a respected Japanese website pretty much guarantees this information. The REEC published Apple’s official trademark listings which included many products ranging from variations of the Apple Watch to the new iPhone 7, but only two of which were iPhones.
What does this all mean? Well, according to Forbes at 1:50 PM yesterday, September 2nd, this means we can all say goodbye to the most exciting and anticipated feature we were hoping for: the dual camera! That’s right. Goodbye simultaneous zoom and dynamic video settings. Based on this information, there will no longer be an iPhone 7 Pro or its desired dual camera feature. That leaves us to expect only the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to be released this month. Having the new iPhone 7 isn’t going to be obvious whatsoever, since both versions looks so much like the 6 and 6 Plus.
Now. wait just a moment–Don’t they usually come out with a better version right after the initial release anyway? People are already talking about what to expect for next year’s iPhone, because next year the iPhone will turn 10, so it’s predicted to be a significant moment for Apple and the iPhone with game-changing specs and possibly a whole new design. So if I had to guess, I would think that Apple might release the iPhone 7 Pro sometime in between now and next September, but that could be crazy-talk. They supposedly already have the dual cameras already in stock, but MacRumors thinks they cancelled the Pro design due to limited quantities. Something to hope for, at least. I’m still going to hold out for next September, though. What about you?