New schematics leak suggests iPhone 7 won’t get any thinner, depicts bezel-less Plus model

By , May 26, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus schematics

Purported iPhone 7 schematics, leaked by Czech website LetemSvetem Applem, suggest that neither the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 nor its 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus counterpart may get any thinner than their present-generation iPhone 6s/Plus counterparts.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed last September that Apple’s next iPhone would be iPod touch-thin, measuring between 6-6.5mm for the 4.7-inch model.

Not getting any thinner, are we?

Assuming the new leak is the real deal, the new iPhones will have virtually unchanged dimensions from the current models, meaning most of the existing cases should fit the upcoming models.

These schematics were obtained from a supposedly reliable source and clearly state that the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7 measures 7.2 mm deep versus the comparable 4.7-inch iPhone 6s model, which is 7.1mm thick.

As for its bigger brother, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus remains at 7.3mm thick, just like the iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 7 Plus technical drawing can be seen top of post while the alleged iPhone 7 schematics are pictured below.

iPhone 7 schematics

Wireless charging via Smart Connector?

As per the drawings, the iPhone 7 models won’t come outfitted with the 3.5mm headphone jack. Assuming the rumors are true, iPhone 7 owners will have the choice to use either a wired, Lightning-compatible headphones or any wireless Bluetooth headset.

The drawings indicate that the flagship iPhone 7 Plus model has a Smart Connector, which the source says will be used for wireless charging, and dual cameras. Neither feature is present on the schematics that details the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 model.

Bezel-less iPhone 7 Plus model?

And last but not least, it would seem that the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus has an edge-to-edge screen with the FaceTime camera behind the display. I’m not sure if this is a mistake or what, but we were under the impression that an all-screen iPhone would become a reality no sooner than 2017, perhaps even 2018.

And your two cents?

Source: LetemSvetem Applem (Google Translate)

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  • Vipal Desai

    Why are there two Lighting ports on the iPhone 7 plus? Or is that just a mistake?

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    I can tell you these are fake, Prima facie

  • raulortiz318

    What is this obsession with wanting a bezel-less, home button-less iPhone?? A phone needs at least some bottom bezel because if the screen extended to the bottom of the phone, this would bring everything lower in your hand. The bezel helps lift on screen objects, especially the keyboard, to the right height so it is comfortable to use. Most people use their pinkies on the bottom of the phone for support, well imagine the contortion your hands would do if that bezel didn’t exist. It wouldn’t work. The side bezels should definitely be slimmed as much as possible, but there needs to be at least some top and bottom bezels for it to be comfortable to use.

    And as for no physical (or at least capacitive) Home button, this would be a huge mistake. This should not be embedded in the screen. There is an ease of use with a physical object. People have a tough enough time with 3D Touch, imagine if that’s what you had to do each time to get back to the home screen, it’d be annoying and not easy for the average user. Proof of this is the multitasking 3D Touch gesture. ITs awful, and months in I still can’t get it to work reliably. On top of that, the Home button serves lots of functions with double/triple taps and presses, etc. Try that with 3D Touch.

    Ok, rant over!

    • Rowan09

      Exactly just like Samsung had no home button and now every Galaxy flagship device has a home button. Everyone else has a home button, so having the iPhone remove the home button makes no sense to me.

    • Micke på taket

      Im on a galaxy s7 edge and The lack of bezzels is a major pain in The ass..

      • The King

        Because your palm touches the screen a little and makes it swipe over to another homepage, right?
        Samsung was suppose to give people an update since the S6 had the ability to fix sensitivity.

      • Micke på taket

        Yeah exatly,, its rubbish

      • smtp25

        Apple thought of that back with the iPad air and thinner bezel, never been a problem guess it’s not bezel less

      • The King

        It could be an Android thing. I never heard 6S users complain about it neither.

    • therealjjohnson

      Finally. I agree 100%.

  • I guess Apple could care less about the normal iPhone 7. All these rumors that have been coming out lately is just for the iPhone 7 Plus.

  • therealjjohnson

    How can the screen size remain the same, phone dimensions remain the same, and have no bezels? Doesn’t add up.

  • Amit

    And last but* not least.

  • XenonKilla

    YAWN! Man crApple is going hard with the innovation these days. SMH

  • The King

    The more I hear about the iPhone 7, the more I’m happy that I made the choice to keep my iPhone 6 Plus and get a S7 Edge instead. Apple doesn’t know what the freak to do with their devices. iPad’s are going downhill, and the iPhone 6S was just boring.
    I can’t wait for that “Although it isn’t thinner, the new iOS 10 is the most ground-breaking software we put out yet. And we were able to get the same great battery life like we had last year.”

    • smtp25

      Had iPhone4/4S.. work gave me S4 .. have iPad 3 and Air. So I have both not just fanboying it.

      Honestly sick of the fricken S4, icons randomly disappear, the brightness adjuster disappear from the pull down notification window, its got super sluggish (even reflashed),play store sucks.

      So yes S4 is old but android (touch wiz perhaps?) sucks compared with the fluidity of iOS. Waiting for the iPhone 7 and going back

      • The King

        Touchwiz sucks. I use Nova Launch and it solves the problem of TouchWiz.

      • smtp25

        I added apex launcher which has fixed it too as you can lock the desktop. Brightness control still disappears though and that’s like 3 menus deep to turn off so not accidental pocket action

      • The King

        Apex has some issues – Nova just seems perfect, though, Google Launch seems perfect and simple all in one launch.