Apple Inc. ’s next phone, i.e. iPhone 7 is going to be a massive device, claims the latest leaks about the two devices. A popular YouTube channel named Unbox Therapy – with more than 5M subscribers – received a final chassis of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus that is being rumored to be called iPhone 7 Pro.
Major changes to iPhone 7 Plus
Apple plans of making major changes to the larger 5.5–inch model, and those include the radical dual lens camera, inclusion of a Smart Connector, missing headphone jack, twin external speakers and the widely rumored new blue color option for the first time as mentioned in a detailed hands-on.
The Unbox Therapy host – Lewis Hilsenteger – made use of digital calipers, and found out that the new iPhone Plus would be slightly slimmer than the current iPhone 6S Plus. “That said at 7.14mm to 7.18mm this is both within a margin of error in the calipers and the construction of the chassis itself so I wouldn’t read much into that,” says Gordon Kelly of Forbes.
Nevertheless, the iPhone Plus range is massive, and the device remains the largest 5.5-inch smartphone in the world. Besound – a wireless headphone developer – is the source of the chassis. As per Kelly, both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now in the mass production stage as they approach the release – most likely in September.
Other rumors related to Apple iPhone 7 line
For several months, there have been rumors that Apple Inc. might launch its latest handset iPhone 7 in several new colors, and talks have been there of a blue phone. China Unicom – Apple’s wireless carrier partner – posted a teaser image on Facebook showing a silver, gold, and rose gold smartphones, along with a new blue handset.
TechRadar says, “As the image comes from a major mobile network it’s worth taking seriously. The fact that the original post was taken down suggests the network was sharing something it shouldn’t have been, which adds legitimacy to it, but also means we can’t view and verify the source.” The site also issued warning to customers that they should not hold their hopes too high.
Separately, a post on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo claimed that the upcoming phone will not feature the mechanical home button. “Instead, the leak indicates that the iPhone 7 home button will implement a touch-based design,” says BGR. This is in-line with the previous rumors that have emerged over the last few weeks, said BGR.
Recently, Evan Blass – a renowned leaker – said Apple Inc. will release the devices on September 16 while the pre-orders will start September 9th. And, on September 12th, the firm will officially announce the phone. Now only two queries about the upcoming iPhone devices are left: whether they have surprising names, and is there a third model as well.