Manufacturers are gearing up for the iPhone 7, which means we’ll be getting our first blurry glimpses of what could potentially be Apple’s next-gen smartphone — courtesy of “leaked” iPhone 7 case pictures doing the rounds online.
Check them out below.
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What do the pictures tell us? Mainly that, if the images are accurate, Apple is indeed ditching the headphone jack (likely in favor of either wireless or Lightning EarPods). And that early reports of stereo speakers for iPhone 7 may also be more than just a cruel rumor to make us drool with anticipation.
Some eagle-eyed readers will note that the cutout for the camera appears to be double-size, too. However, while there have absolutely been rumors that Apple is investigating a dual-lens camera for the iPhone 7, for my money this gap is no bigger than that found on many iPhone 6s cases, which are that size to accommodate a single lens and the LED flash.
Don’t get too upset, though, as recent reports have suggested that Apple may offer an iPhone 7 Pro, rumored to be a larger device with the dual-lens camera as an exclusive.
Personally, these “leaked” iPhone case stories are some of my least favorite to cover. There’s so little way of knowing which come from some level of insider knowledge, and which (like the mockups we frequently see) are just guesses on the part of designers.
Still, this is enough of a starting point to have us gazing coldly at last year’s iPhone, while starting to count down the days until we can trade it in for a younger, thinner model.
What will make you buy or not buy the iPhone 7? Leave your comments below.