Early iPhone 7 Case Has No Headphone Jack and Stereo Speaker Cutouts

While the iPhone 7 is not expected to launch until September, French leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer has shared photos one of the first cases prepared for Apple's next-generation flagship smartphone.

The case has a larger cutout for either a traditional camera and LED flash setup, or possibly dual cameras. There are also two openings for stereo speakers in lieu of a 3.5mm headphone jack on current iPhones.

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iPhone 7 case with larger cutout for dual-lens camera (Image: OnLeaks)

The aftermarket case's form factor closely resembles an iPhone 6s overall, with cutouts for a possible all-in-one Lightning connector, pill-shaped volume buttons, and side-facing power button in their traditional places.

Early case leaks have historically been fairly accurate indicators of new iPhone designs, though there have been a few notable exceptions. The first cases for Apple's purported iPhone SE also surfaced last week ahead of its expected March 21st launch.

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The case also has openings for stereo speakers on the bottom (Image: OnLeaks)

Multiple rumors have also claimed the iPhone 7 will feature a dual-lens camera system. The hardware could be based on technology Apple acquired from LinX Imaging, which could lead to brighter and clearer DSLR-quality photos and several other major advantages for the iPhone 7 cameras.

Meanwhile, Barclays analysts believe the iPhone 7 will have dual speakers supplied by Cirrus Logic, an Austin-based provider of analog and digital signal processing components for consumer electronics. Stereo speakers could be louder and route audio signals through two channels to simulate direction perception.

Update: A previous version of this article said the case has a cutout for dual cameras, but the opening may only be large enough for a traditional single camera and LED flash setup. Some rumors claim the dual camera setup may be exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus, which reportedly may be called the iPhone Pro.

Top Rated Comments

Steve121178 Avatar
69 months ago
Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter available. Yours for only $69.99!
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H2SO4 Avatar
69 months ago
So, there's room for stereo speakers instead of a 3.5mm audio pin. I love it.

i wonder who the board will appoint as CEO to bring back the 3.5mm pin for the 7s.
Yep, stereo speakers 20mm apart. Great.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
69 months ago
There have been plenty of incorrectly designed cases in the past. Just because some Chinese knock-off shop makes a case now everything is fact huh.

Still 6 months before the 7 is announced and a couple months before it's finalized and goes into production. Anything at this point is simply a guess and far from fact.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DevNull0 Avatar
69 months ago
So, there's room for stereo speakers instead of a 3.5mm audio pin. I love it.

i wonder who the board will appoint as CEO to bring back the 3.5mm pin for the 7s.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andres Cantu Avatar
69 months ago
The media is going to go nuts if the design stays largely the same!

Four years is too long for the same design.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGuder Avatar
69 months ago
Where is the jack for headphones?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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