Real iPhone 7 leaks out running Apple testing software

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iPhone 7 prototype
There's no doubt this iPhone 7 is the real thing.
Photo: Weibo

It’s difficult to tell whether any of the iPhone 7 “leaks” we’ve seen so far are the real thing, or just convincing third-party mockups. But there’s no doubt about the one seen in the video below, which is a working handset that runs Apple’s internal testing software.

There’s not much we don’t know about the iPhone 7 at this point — particularly when it comes to its design. We know the device is going to look almost identical to the iPhone 6s, but with redesigned antenna bands and a larger rear-facing camera.

But just in case you were skeptical that all those other leaks were genuine, the video below provides an early glimpse at the iPhone 7 in action. It’s a real prototype device that’s powered on and running the testing software Apple uses to ensure everything works.

There’s little doubt this will be the final iPhone 7 design now, then. Sure, prototypes change — but this one looks like a polished, near-final model that’s all but ready to go on sale this September when the iPhone 7 series makes its official debut.

According to recent rumors, the actual date of Apple’s announcement will be on September 6 — the day after Labor Day in the United States. The device is then expected to go up for pre-order on September 9 before making its official debut a week later on September 16.

Source: Weibo