Photos Show First Functional, Powered On iPhone 7

While several photos depicting what is believed to be the iPhone 7 have surfaced in recent months, most if not all of the components have been early prototypes, design molds, or well-designed Chinese counterfeits. A new series of photos have leaked, however, that quite possibly could be the real deal.

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The first photos of what is claimed to be a real, fully assembled iPhone 7, shared by Chinese repair shop GeekBar on Weibo, show the smartphone in a powered on state running Apple's internal testing software called SwitchBoard. The photos were first spotted and vetted by French website NWE.

The device itself lines up with previous photos, showing 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 touch sensitive as rumored cannot be clearly distinguished.

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Apple is widely expected to introduce the tentatively named iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next month, with noted leaker Evan Blass pointing towards U.S. retail availability on Friday, September 16. If true, Apple could begin pre-orders in first-wave launch countries one week earlier on Friday, September 9.

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Top Rated Comments

arggg14 Avatar
101 months ago
Unimpressed... Guess I'll hold on to my iPhone 6+ for a few more years.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pagemakers Avatar
101 months ago
The most underwhelming iPhone ever. The current & new design is ugly compared to the competition. This may be the only iPhone upgrade I will skip.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
penajmz Avatar
101 months ago
Yawn. Might be the first time I skip a new iPhone.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phenste Avatar
101 months ago
Excited to upgrade to a 6s this September!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trife Avatar
101 months ago
I feel like I should be excited, but I got nothing.

So physically, this is essentially a 6S/6S+ with less antenna lines and no 3.5mm jack?

Meh.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
snowboarder Avatar
101 months ago
Billions of $$$, thousands of smart people, a year later and all they can come up with is this?
Really hard to understand that...
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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