Here’s our best look yet at subdued iPhone 7 antenna lines

By , Jul 11, 2016

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French blog on Monday posted a claimed image of an iPhone 7 backplate which offers the clearest look yet at the subdued antenna lines along with a larger single-lens camera on its back. The alleged photo claims to represent Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 7 model and is in line with earlier leaks showing antenna lines running around the top and bottom edges of the handset and a single camera on the back with a larger opening versus that on the iPhone 6s.

Provided the image is genuine, the next iPhone—or at least its 4.7-inch model—will continue to sport a camera lens that protrudes from the back and doesn’t lay flush with the housing. The image appears to depict a gold variant of the handset, indicating Apple may retain the current Silver/Space Gray/Gold/Rose Gold colorways while possibly adding new ones, such as Apple Watch-like Space Black.

Here’s that image.

iPhone 7 backplate NowhereElse 001

Unlike its 4.7-inch counterpart, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus model is expected to exclusively feature a dual-lens camera on the back with optical zoom, the ability to refocus an image after it was taken and other perks. For those wondering about the lack of any branding on the back, this is common in unfinished parts.

Source: (Google Translate)

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  • Fredric Kanngard

    A black front, gold back with black antenna lines would be so much better looking IMO than the current gold version. I’d buy that in a heartbeat.

    • igorsky

      Good to know!

  • No preorder purchase from this guy, will pick up a used one down the road. I’m sure there will be those selling these because they hate the no headphones situation. Plus there’s no obvious reason to upgrade yet and with all the new items coming next year.. waiting this time is super easy.


    Fake, with high contrast

    • The King

      Were in July, so, like, 2 months I guess of waiting and the leaks are pretty vague or fake. This hasn’t been the case in the last few years, so I’m thinking whatever we see might be different than what most of us are expecting. That said, I think this may be fake as well, but I also think the the iPhone isn’t going to look so different as most of us would hope coming from non-S model.

    • Benedict

      Oh yea the stones are fake too!

    • Bill

      What am I looking at here?

  • Abhijeet Gupta


    • igorsky

      Excited to hear about your purchasing plans!

  • TJ

    Looks good.

  • Jon20

    Damn!! Is that a camera lens or a telescope? Lol.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      Let’s actually hope that’s a telescope

    • 5723alex .

      Are these antenna lines or some glued cables ?

  • Mokhles Hussien

    Fake !! Check his fingers through the apple logo ( seems it’s just a cover for iPhone 6/6s plus )

    • Bill

      Clearly, the lens and metal Apple logo have not been installed in this part yet. You do realize they are actually separate pieces of material, right?

    • YaBoyLilMayo

      lol I hope ur joking

  • leart

    waiting for this

  • Jake Platt

    It’s most likely fake, although in reality not that far fetched from what we can expect to see in September.

  • Rook HD

    it’s real, guys. Lol at Apple. They think people would buy anything they throw at them, which may be …. true, which is really sad. This is really anti-innovation. Tim Cook sucks. God please someone replaces that guy. He’s nice and all but look what he’s done to Apple. From an innovation- leader to this… Just erase the antenna line and call it a day. How pathetic. wow

  • Y2J

    It looks good but really plain and boring. Still waiting on black and gold

  • Tech bloggers are just now sharing mockups no matter how ugly it looks. The camera clearly has a drop shadow from Photoshop and that’s the first thing I noticed.