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iPhone 7 Case: Nearly Identical Fit to 6s, Except for Camera Cutout and No Headphone Jack

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With only three months to go until the launch of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, case makers have already started creating cases for the two devices based on rumored specifications. We were able to get our hands on a set of iPhone 7 cases, so we did a comparison video to see how it measures up to the iPhone 6.

Early iPhone cases are always built on specifications gleaned from rumors, supply chain information, and other third-party sources, and oftentimes, they're an accurate representation of what we can expect a next-generation iPhone to look like.

Cases aren't always spot on because they're only as precise as the information they've been built on, but these iPhone 7 cases match with almost all of the rumors we've heard about the iPhone 7 so far.


As can be seen in the video, the iPhone 7 case fits well on an iPhone 6s, in line with myriad rumors pointing towards only minor changes for the 2016 iPhone. When it comes to size and thickness, the iPhone 7 is going to be almost identical to the iPhone 6s, with some minor antenna band changes. The mute switch, the volume buttons, and the power button on the iPhone 6s fit perfectly into the iPhone 7 case.

The iPhone 7 case does not fit the iPhone 6s camera, with a lower, wider, and tapered camera cutout. Schematics of the iPhone 7 have depicted a larger camera, presumably to accommodate an improved sensor, so we will see some design changes in the camera area. Rumors have widely focused on the dual-camera in the iPhone 7 Plus, but we expect the iPhone 7 will also be getting some significant camera improvements.


At the bottom of the case, there are cutouts for two speakers and no cutout for the headphone jack. Apple will be removing the headphone jack in the iPhone 7, but whether or not the space will be filled with a second speaker is contested. Some rumors suggest dual speakers for stereo audio, but others say the iPhone 7 will continue to sport a single speaker.


Other design changes rumored for the iPhone 7 include repositioned antenna bands, with the removal of the bands that span across the back of the device, and the possibility of improved water resistance. Inside, we expect the iPhone 7 to have an A10 processor and 2GB RAM.

You probably noticed that the cases in our video are sporting a MacRumors logo. That's because we ordered hundreds of iPhone 7 cases in anticipation of giving them away as part of a new optional membership program that we're launching in the near future. Want one? Sign up for our interest list to be the first to hear about the upcoming membership because we'll be sending them to early subscribers.

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arn

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You're selling cases that may or may not work with the upcoming iPhone?

We're giving away cases as a bonus that may or may not work. In fact it will be more interesting if they don't work. :) We have some iPhone 6 cases (ordered before the iPhone 6 came out) that ended up fitting perfectly... so now they are just boring iPhone 6 cases. iPhone 7 case that doesn't fit any device? Now, that's cool. :)

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Flibbedy-doo.

Colour me concerned, but I worry that a lot of people will not buy this iPhone because of its form and function failings. The jutting camera is not necessary—just make a slightly thicker iPhone, which will give us a more attractive iPhone and better battery life to boot. Getting rid of the headphone jack will have people up in arms, and give Apple a ton of bad publicity.

I sincerely hope that Apple will stop taking the drugs and come to their senses.
 
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Aston441

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Wow. They're going USB-C. I didn't expect this. I thought they'd wait until next year.
 
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Great! So now new iPhone 7's headphones won't even work with my MacBook or new MacBook Pro.

While Android is moving to USB-C which means their headphones will work with USB-C ports of MacBook and new MacBook Pro.

How does Apple always manage to **** us all with these ports?!?!
 
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We're giving away cases as a bonus that may or may not work. In fact it will be more interesting if they don't work. :) We have some iPhone 6 cases (ordered before the iPhone 6 came out) that ended up fitting perfectly... so now they are just boring iPhone 6 cases. iPhone 7 case that doesn't fit any device? Now, that's cool. :)

arn
Wow, sounds exactly like me.
It's fun to see who else is as nerdy and weird as oneself. :)

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The problem with using the Lightning port for audio is you can't charge the phone and listen at the same time.

If there were significant improvements to battery life this wouldn't be a problem, but Apple has routinely demonstrated that it's happy with only gradual improvements if any in preference for thinner designs.

On my ageing 5s with an average 6-7 hours of life (with many battery saving strategies in place) I routinely have to charge my phone throughout the day. I already use the Lightning port for audio and the inability to charge is an annoyance so I use the headphone jack as backup when it needs more juice.

A second lightning port in place of the 3.5 mm headphone jack would solve this issue but I can't see that happening unfortunately.
 
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No headphone jack = no future iPhone purchases. I'm voting with my wallet this time.

Slowly but surely, my brand loyalty is withering away.

All headphone manufacturers will be making USB-C headphones by this time next year.

This is finally one port to rule them all. I've been waiting since the 1970s to have to only have one kind of cable. It took forty years. Hooray!
 
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I'll adapt, I'm not concerned assuming of course this change is for better future audio advancements: letting the earphones/headphones now power the audio, not the crappy Apple amplifier in the phone from what I read. Looking forward to getting rid of this "toy" size iPhone 5s of mine!
 
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Aston441

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What makes you think that?

Size of port on case, all high end Android phones now have it, the MacBook, USB-C is APPLE'S standard (they created it), it does everything, the time is right.

It's obvious.
 
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All headphone manufacturers will be making USB-C headphones by this time next year.

This is finally one port to rule them all. I've been waiting since the 1970s to have to only have one kind of cable. It took forty years. Hooray!

And I won't be buying any of them because there's nothing wrong with my existing Sennheisers. Besides, why would I want headphones that don't work with any of my other source components?

This is one port to rule Apple devices, nothing more.
 
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