Reliable French leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer via his blog NowhereElse.fr and Twitter handle @OnLeaks published this morning another claimed technical drawing of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 7 which suggests that the device will be as tall and wide as the current-generation iPhone 6s, measuring in at exactly 67.1 mm wide and 138.3 mm tall.
The leaked drawing does not specify the depth of the iPhone 7, but previous rumors did point to an iPod touch-thin phone so it’s too early to tell if existing cases will fit the iPhone 7 or if these will need reengineering for a thinner form factor.
Another thing we can glean from the purported drawing: Apple’s next iPhone will have the rounded edges similar to, if not the same as, the current iPhone 6s generation.
The cutout for the rear camera appears to be slightly larger than that on the iPhone 6s and is located closer to the top left corner. The slightly larger camera cutout might mean that the iPhone 7 could improve low light performance by utilizing a larger sensor.
Lastly, it would seem that the rear camera won’t be flush with the housing. Assuming the drawing is genuine—and these things can be easily created in Photoshop—the next iPhone won’t bring an all-new form factor as some people have been hoping for.
NowhereElse claims it received the image from a reliable source who is an employee at Catcher Technology, an Apple supplier that builds the iPhone’s unibody case.