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Several images depicting what's believed to be the rear casing of the iPhone 7 have been surfacing on Chinese social networking sites in recent weeks, and today, a short video gives a more in-depth look at the prospective design of the device.

Shared by Dutch site TechTastic, the video features the same casing we've seen in photos, with relocated antenna bands that no longer span across the back of the device, a larger protruding camera hole to perhaps accommodate an improved image sensor, and overall, a design that's not much different than the design of the iPhone 6s.


Photos of the iPhone 7 casing have largely ignored the bottom of the device, which is actually visible in the video. Of note is the lack of a headphone jack, one of the most widely rumored iPhone 7 design changes Apple is undertaking. With no headphone jack, Apple will have more space for other components and will perhaps be able to improve the water resistance of the iPhone 7.

Also visible in the video is a second speaker hole located where the headphone jack used to be. There have been some rumors suggesting Apple will introduce stereo sound in the iPhone 7, but rumors disagree on this point.

Today's video only features the iPhone 7, but all of the above design elements are expected to extend to the iPhone 7 Plus, with the exception of the camera. The iPhone 7 Plus is rumored to have a dual-lens camera with a wider camera cutout.

Article Link: New Video Shows Off Alleged iPhone 7 Design With No Headphone Jack
 

kerrikins

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I think it looks pretty good, I don't get why the camera bump bothers so many people. As long as they include an adapter for the headphones I'll be happy (more thinking about the 2017 iPhone, I'm not planning on getting this year's model). Seems increasingly likely that this is the design for this year even though people continue to deny it.
 
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WBRacing

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At this stage, with this many supporting rumors there can be little doubt that this is happening.

I look forward to the announcement and the obligatory "Whoops & Cheers" from the crowd that always seem to follow. Maybe, just maybe, there will be an uncomfortable silence.

I may be in the minority, but I for one hope there is as I really do not want to have to start having to use an adaptor, nor have any intention of replacing my current headphones that work with a very convenient, up until now, almost universally adopted connector type.
 
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I think it looks pretty good, I don't get why the camera bump bothers so many people. As long as they include an adapter for the headphones I'll be happy (more thinking about the 2017 iPhone, I'm not planning on getting this year's model). Seems increasingly likely that this is the design for this year even though people continue to deny it.
The adapter wont be included. That's another cool 39.99 that Apple we try to get from you.
 
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Relentless Power

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Seems legitimate. I think it's confirmed what we see now, will debut in September. Production starts in August.

Now for my Space Gray Mac Book Pro please.
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Can someone explain why Apple wouldn't wait until an all new design to remove the headphone jack?


Because they like to 'Think Different'.
 
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Hieveryone

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I can get used to how it looks. What it does better, will be the main selling point for me. If it's just an increase in camera performance, speed, and other run of the mill upgrades I'll pass.

If they announce a new revolutionary feature such as the ability to prepare meals, vacuum carpets, and dust hardwoods, I'll probably upgrade.
 
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T-Will

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That gray one looks more like the iPod Touch space gray. Hopefully that's an accurate depiction of the new iPhone.
 
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rp2011

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Very nice. I love the darker color . Like the relocated antenna line. This is nice. This is like a nice 6 series "s" model.

Holding out the 6 series but this is nice. Looks like I will be getting th 8S too.
 
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acslater017

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I am a sucker for Apple gear but I can't justify getting the 'same' phone - will happily wait to see what iPhone 8 will bring.

People always claim to want substantial, technological change. But when the changes are internal, they're dismissed as unsubstantial. What they really mean is, they want a new exterior case.
 
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Robstevo

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Only apple fans can consider getting rid of the headphpne jack as a feature.

Fact - we cn already have lightning headphones, but almost noone makes them because:

1. No demand.
2. Companies dont want to pay royaly fees when they dont have to.

Apple simply want to create a way to make more money from the license fees, and sell more wireless beats.
 
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Hieveryone

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Only apple fans can consider getting rid of the headphpne jack as a feature.

Fact - we cn already have lightning headphones, but almost noone makes them because:

1. No demand.
2. Companies dont want to pay royaly fees when they dont have to.

Apple simply want to create a way to make more money from the license fees, and sell more wireless beats.

I will agree with you if the sound quality stays the same.

If though, there is a huge improvement in the sound quality, then the new headphone port would be good.
 
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