Camera bump to remain part of iPhone design for another year, leaked photo suggests

By , May 23, 2016

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A claimed photo of an alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 7 backplate, which surfaced on a Weibo account this morning, gives us a closer look at the handset’s protruding camera, cleaner antenna lines and more. Prior leaks showed a camera design not flush with the housing, but the new photo suggests that the rear camera could be slightly bevelled, too.

The claimed photograph depicts a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 so that’s why you don’t see any dual cameras which should be exclusive to the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus model. Positioned closer to the top left corner, the camera on the photo appears slightly larger than the iPhone 6s’s 12-megapixel shooter, which typically means imaging improvements.

The same source who published these photos correctly leaked the iPhone 6 design.

The antenna lines appear to have been relocated to the top edges of the device for a more seamless appearance. The leaker also included photographs of some screen cable components that look slightly different than their iPhone 6s counterparts.

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Today’s leak came 24 hours following a set of purported iPhone 7 unibody casing images leaked by an Italian case vendor, seen below, indicating a quad-speaker setup for the next iPhone. Another recent leak pictured a claimed dual-camera component along with a new 256GB NAND flash chip, suggesting that the iPhone 7 may be offered in 16/64/256GB storage tiers.

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Despite the leaks showing mostly unchanged exterior design for the next iPhone, Apple reportedly thinks people will be rushing to upgrade: as per Taiwanese publication Economic Daily Times this morning, Apple has asked its suppliers to build 72-78 million new iPhones this year versus Wall Street’s prediction of 65 million units.

Source: Weibo via 9to5Mac

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  • zustroy

    He is designing everything these days, should start designing something – with looks instead!
    Looks pathetic, since iPhone 4.

    • Valinor

      I liked the iphone 5 design.

      • zustroy

        I have it, bought it because of the bigger display. That phone looks unproportional to my taste.
        And those bezels… looks like TV from the 70s. They still rock that same “amazing design” for years. Sad.

      • Bill

        I rather like the bezels. Can you imagine trying to hold and use a phone that was ALL screen? I can already feel the pain in my ass.

      • The King

        The iPhone 4 looked the best in my opinion. The 5 had paint issues where the coating came off easier.

    • Jayy

      I think the 6/6s design is perfect. I just wish the bezels around the screen were thinner with the same exact screen size cause this 6s plus is huge!

      • Jamessmooth

        Yes! Reduce the bezels and make the screen 5.8. I’ll be in love.

      • Jayy

        I wouldn’t mind that at all!

  • Chindavon

    If true. VERY uninspiring and dissapointing.

  • igorsky

    Here come all the design gurus on this forum with their criques…

    • Jamessmooth

      LOL so true. Looks fine to me. If people care, they can wait a year until the supposed completely redesigned iPhone 8, or iPhone X, or whatever they call it, will come out.

    • Bufonse

      It looks bad tho just cause u like it doesn’t mean everyone else has to

      • igorsky

        Ok, but that’s your opinion just like his.

  • Mr_Carter2

    This phone gets more disappointing by the day… Also not liking how they conveniently save all of their most premium features for the plus model which has a $100 up charge

    • TJ

      Only disappointing to people who are easily sold on what a phone looks like rather than what it can do. As for the Plus model getting more features, that’s a given due to the larger size and therefore more room inside for additional components.

      • Mr_Carter2

        Then that’s a failure on their engineering team’s part. Somehow Samsung, LG, and the like manage to fit dual cameras, larger batteries, and high res screens into their normal sized phones, so why can’t apple?

      • 5723alex .

        Please give an example of Samsung, LG…normal sized phones with the same hardware as the high-end phones.

      • ravinigga

        Edge is nice but not normal to hold and camera in the middle is annoying wobbling on the table

  • Dao Sasone

    If this is true then apple really messed up. Phones most likely gets impact on corners when its accidentally dropped. Most likely those antenna bands will get damage after so many drops.

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    They are going to outdo themselves in making the ugliest phones. iPhone 3G/4/5 were eye catching, stunning and defined what Apple stood for, excellence and beauty. This one is damn ugly.

  • n0ahcruz3

    My 6 will stay another year then lol it’ll save me some benjamins