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

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.

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30 months ago
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.
Rating: 37 Votes
30 months ago
That camera bump is bigger than the anticipation for this phone, pass. #bringonthe2017iphone
Rating: 20 Votes
30 months ago
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.
Rating: 19 Votes
30 months ago
Horrible quality. Must be real!
Rating: 17 Votes
30 months ago
big male fingernail = chinese = real leak
Rating: 15 Votes
30 months ago
Actually looks pretty nice IMO.
Rating: 15 Votes
30 months ago
The absence of a headphone jack would make a lot more sense if the iPhone were to charge wirelessly. is that to much to hope for? Yup, it probably is.
Rating: 15 Votes
30 months ago

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.
Rating: 13 Votes
30 months ago
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.
Rating: 10 Votes
30 months ago

Really? So it's not anti-consumer to force the half-a-billion iOS users worldwide to replace all of their expensive Lightning cables and accessories they've been acquiring for the last four years, and switch them to a brand new "standard" which exists almost nowhere at the moment, and for which the native accessories are virtually nonexistent and quite expensive?


Well said Mac128. The 3.5mm audio jack is a standard embraced by virtually every phone, tablet, music player, laptop, desktop manufacture in the world. Hundreds of millions of people with mobile devices and other electronic devices have headphones, earbuds, etc. that all use the 3.5mm standard. Even seats on a United Airlines flight use the 3.5mm audio jack standard.

It's maddening that Apple would take this completely arrogant position and turn its back on millions upon millions of people who spent significant money on headphones, earbuds, etc. People should be outraged at Apple's arrogance to chance to an audio interface standard used by no other company in the world. It's pathetic!
Rating: 9 Votes

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