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In its June 2016 edition, Japanese monthly Mac Fan brings purported design schematics of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 Plus model, which they refer to as an ‘iPhone 7 Pro’. The drawings reaffirm upcoming features such as the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, a dual-lens camera on the back and roughly the same dimensions as the current-generation iPhone 6s Plus model.

Same dimensions

Detailed design schematics suggest a device measuring 158.22 mm wide, 77.94 mm tall and 7.3 mm deep, indicating Apple’s next smartphone will be the same size as the current flagship model and an imperceptible 0.2mm thicker than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s.

Waving good-bye to 3.5mm audio jack

It’s been rumored the next iPhone will ditch the industry-standard 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of wireless Bluetooth headsets and wired Lightning-enabled headphones. In doing so, Apple won’t be the first maker to say good-bye to the connector.

Chinese handset maker LeEco recently announced a line of smartphones that have no 3.5mm headphone port and instead use USB-C for audio connectivity. And earlier this morning, Intel said it would help make the industry’s “strong desire to move from analog to digital” a reality by phasing out the 3.5mm audio jack and replacing it with USB-C on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices later this year.

Source: Mac Fan (Google Translate) via Mac Otakara (Google Translate)

  • Rowan09

    I’m very interested in the selling point for this device this year. Also why no IOS 10 leaks, or is there nothing to leak?

    • That’s exactly what I was posting yesterday.. I want to see some IOS 10 rumors and leaks.. it’s either going to be amazing and they don’t want it getting out or it’s same old same old with hardly any changes. Apple has been on the hardware bandwagon for the last couple years.. I want to see some software changes to enhance my using experience rather then just a thinner device with a new camera.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        iOS 10 is supposedly bringing a new and enhanced photos app, this is the only rumour that has been heard so far, but i strongly believe that their will be some neat additions made to 3D touch, other than that the rumour mill is quite silent, this year in particular seems to be lustreless for Apple.

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps alot on the softesre features will be a major selling point. Im sure there will at lest be a better camera and maybe one other hardware up grade. Alsoperhaps ios 10 with bring better batty life. As a chemistry major the battery industry is a billion dollar market.

    • Joey_Z

      As you know Apple outsources hardware manufacturing which makes it very hard to control leaks compared to their in house designed software.

      • Rowan09

        True but slide over and PIP, etc were leaked.

  • mahe

    I remember that I had a smartphone with no headphone jack around 10 years ago.
    That’s nothing new, audio was routet through the USB port (somehow).
    And I did NOT like it back in the days :/

    • Bill

      HTC Touch or Diamond, by chance? Yes, it was a pain in the ass. At least back then we probably didn’t have nearly as much (if any at all) media on our phones like we do today!

      • mahe

        It was a HTC, yes 🙂

    • Joey_Z

      Most of my Verizon flip open phones used some kind of proprietary audio connection. It was a PITA. But if Intel and Apple, probably Google too push it together making it mandatory, then a USB port will be just as common as the 3.5mm analog jack today. Plus we have these awesome wireless headphones now.

      • mahe

        Well, for me I don’t know any good wireless headphones. But I prefer in-ears for on the go and I don’t like the more weight on my head (beside of the fact that I have to take care of the charging).
        On a flight or train (and soo on) I normally use my DJ headphones, which I have with me anyway. Then I have to take 2 headphones with me?!
        Somehow I’m loosing some comfort and have to carry more :/

      • Joey_Z

        charging something everyday is a pita, let’s see if Apple can offer something different.

      • Can you tell how to use a wireless headphone in an airplane??

      • Joey_Z

        Depending on Airlines, but for most, Bluetooth headphones have been legal for more than a year now even during takeoff.

    • Valinor

      Yeah, sony ericcsons also had no headphone jack.
      Remember these :p

  • Jamessmooth

    I think this is pretty damn close to what we’ll see. Hopefully there will be something to get excited about, but it seems all the rumors of this being a boring release are on par.

  • 919263

    Apple has run out of steam….. Really dont expect any innovations from them, but you could see some gimmicky stuff that others have done before, but Apple will put a “Halo” around the same and try to sell it like the next best thing after sliced bread. Apple’s Financial report that came out yesterday says volumes about how Apple has run out of idea’s….If only they could steal some from the jailbreak community… Ooppppsss they have already done that also…

    • Bill

      Oh FFS.

    • Anonymous

      There report yesterday should have been expected, tim cook forwarn of it.

    • Rowan09

      The financials showed they made tons of money on a minor upgrade cycle. It’s not possible to keep breaking past records especially in such a saturated market. For years it’s just been the same upgrades across all phones and people don’t need to purchase a new phone every year especially with idevices since they can get the newest OS for about 4 years. Apple is fine and they will have a monster hit with Amoled, etc plus the SE is selling like crazy and it’s just a rebrand. What company is doing some new innovative stuff?

    • Valinor

      Yeah, when I switched from my iphone 5 to 6 I was having doubts because Samsung had an awesome camera and screen. But android couldnt convince me.
      But seeing that the iphone 7 is gonna be nothing special and android is a bit better now, I will be switching. The hardware gap to Samsung and other brands is way to big now.

  • Jerry

    Removal of the headphone jack but stil just as thick or even thicker? How the f? The iPhone 6s Plus is heavy as hell and in my opinion pretty thick due to force touch. Removing the headphone jack and dual cameras is definitely not going to be the selling point. Look at the new LG phone. Wether you like it or not LG is the only company thinking outside the box and actually implementing new technology and ideas on where the phone technology should go. If LG didn’t run on android I would of jumped ship in a second.

    • Bill

      Maybe still thick because of a bigger battery! 😀

      • Jerry

        Yeah only when we pray to the Aztec gods and sacrifice a goat.

    • Valinor

      Yeah lol, you would expect it to be slimmer.
      Also funny that they wont even slim down the top and bottom screen edges.
      I think alot of Iphone owners are not impressed anymore and want to abandon ship, but theres no alternative except for android which they definitely dont want.

  • This phone has nothing going for it anymore. Same design for the third year running, upgraded RAM, dual camera and NO headphone port? Thats it??
    Lemme guess – the PRO stands for a professional qty of RAM lol