First Video of Working iPhone 7 Shows Camera in Action

After sharing photos of the first powered on and fully functional iPhone 7 earlier, Chinese repair shop GeekBar has created a brief accompanying video that shows the smartphone's camera in action for the first time.


The individual who recorded the video can be seen panning over his MacBook and other desk objects with the iPhone 7 view finder open. The smartphone appears to be running Apple's internal testing software SwitchBoard, rather than a public version of iOS.

The short 25-second clip is too blurry to provide an accurate look at the expected camera improvements on the iPhone 7, but it does confirm that the overall design of the device seen in leaked photos is very likely the real deal.

In particular, that design is expected to include no headphone jack, dual speakers, a larger rear-facing iSight camera, and repositioned antenna bands along the rear shell. The device still has a home button, but whether it is flush and touch sensitive as rumored cannot be clearly distinguished.

iPhone 7 pre-orders could begin Friday, September 9, ahead of retail availability on Friday, September 16, according to noted leaker Evan Blass.

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Top Rated Comments

ZacNicholson Avatar
76 months ago
Since everyone is interested in if I'm going to buy this or keep my iPhone 6s +, I'm going to keep my 6s+. Now you all can carry on with your day
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LaravelNick Avatar
76 months ago
"Can't innovate anymore, my ass" Schiller, Phil, 2013.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TurboPGT! Avatar
76 months ago
Fugly protruding camera even worse than iPhone 6 so unpleasant :(:(
It will have such an effect on my life! /s

Oh wait, yes it will. It will take even better pictures that I can enjoy even more with my family.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Schwyz Avatar
76 months ago
FILMED IN PORTRAIT.

it must be real
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yesjam Avatar
76 months ago
Oh wait better they should have made the phone slightly thicker to make rear flat and also should have made room for bigger battery
A phone the thickness of an iPhone 4/4s or 5/5s and the size of a 6/6+ would be unpleasant to hold, especially in a case.

If you don't believe me, I suggest trying to pick up one of those phones after using a 6/6s. The difference is actually jarring.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Prabas Avatar
76 months ago
Removing the ubiquitous 3.5mm jack used in laptops, desktops, automobiles, stereos, music players, tablets, mobile phones, even airline in-seat audio jacks, is a travesty. Millions of consumers have invested good money in high end headphones and/or earbuds that use the 3.5mm standard, now those consumers are screwed.
You are going to use an adapter, no one from Apple is going to come to your house and seize your old headphones.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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