Monday 26 February 2018

iPhone 7 latest: Apple's next phone could have larger camera and come in black

Alleged phone
Alleged phone

New leaked images of the iPhone 7 appear to confirm rumours that the handset will feature redesigned a large camera.

The picture of the alleged iPhone, published by, which has published accurate leaks in the past, shows the antenna strips on the edge of the phone rather than across its back, and a bigger camera that is closer to the top left corner of the device.

Earlier leaked image that showed how the plastic antenna bands could appear, and a more streamlined camera

It reflects earlier leaked images that showed the plastic antenna strips, which are necessary for sending and receiving signal in order to make calls, moved to the top and bottom edges of the handset.

Rendering of the iPhone 7 in Space Black without the 3.5mm headphone jack Credit: Martin Hajek
Rendering of the iPhone 7 in Space Black without the 3.5mm headphone jack Credit: Martin Hajek

Although the latest picture confirms a larger camera, it indicates that the lens will still protrude from the back of the iPhone 7, rather than sitting flush as the earlier image shows.

Renders from designer Martin Hajek released this depicted a Space Black version of the iPhone, a colour that Apple is yet to use for the devices. The concept images showed the iPhone 7 without the 3.5mm headphone jack, and with a 3D touch home button.

The next generation iPhone 7 is expected to be as thin as the current iPod touch - between 6mm and 6.5mm - and have a larger memory as the company ditches the 16 GB model.

Previous rumours indicate the iPhone 7, set for release in September 2016, will not feature a home button, have a bigger battery than its predecessors, and have a major camera upgrade. The iPhone 7 Plus is believed to sport two rear-facing lenses, alongside its front-facing camera.

The company is expected to save any major changes until next year’s iPhone, possibly called the iPhone 8, which will feature an all-glass body and possibly wireless charging.

When will it be released?

As per Apple's autumn release cycle, the iPhone 7 will probably be showcased at an event in San Francisco during early September, before going on sale typically two weeks later.

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