Leaked iPhone 7 Pro mold reveals dual-lens camera

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Your next iPhone might have two camera lenses.
Your next iPhone might have two camera lenses.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple will most likely introduce its first ever iPhone with two cameras on the back later this year, but it appears the feature will be exclusively available on the iPhone 7 Plus, and not smaller the iPhone 7.

A set of alleged production plates for the iPhone 7 lineup has leaked out of China along with a schematic that shows the camera opening for the iPhone 7 Plus is wide enough to hold two separate camera sensors.

Take a look:

iPhone 7 housing on the left, iPhone 7 Plus on the right.
iPhone 7 housing on the left, iPhone 7 Plus on the right.
Photo: HDBlog

Previous Apple rumors have claimed that the company plans to introduce a dual-lens camera this year, but it hasn’t been clear whether it will come to both versions, just the iPhone 7 Plus, or neither. An allegedly leaked rear housing plate for the iPhone 7 appeared this morning, however it differed from the design and had the flash module below the camera lens.

The housing plates pictured above allegedly came from an Apple supply chain partner in China and are used in the finishing process of the aluminum surface. If they are the rear deal, it appears that a Smart Connector won’t be included on either of the new iPhone devices, though there’s no hint as to whether or not they will come with Four Speaker audio.

Other new features for the iPhone 7 may include an improved display, faster processor, better camera, and no headphone jack.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at an event held in the fall. Production for the new devices has already ramped up with partners receiving a higher number of orders than expected.