Blurry video out of China compares claimed Rose Gold iPhone 7 rear shell to iPhone 6s

By , Jul 22, 2016

iPHone 7 dummy rose gold

Earlier in the week, a video out of China gave us a nice look into iPhone 7 dummies in Gold, Rose Gold and rumored Space Black. It’s time for another iPhone 7 video as we head out into the weekend.

Brand new footage, which surfaced last evening on Chinese social media, offers yet another comparison between a claimed iPhone 7 rear shell in rose gold finish and a Rose Gold iPhone 6s.

Just one caveat: what you’re seeing here is likely a simple iPhone 7 case reproduction based on technical drawings and leaks rather than a fully assembled device.

As the 30-second video attests, this dummy iPhone 7 unit in Rose Gold has two speaker grilles, the Lightning connector and no headphone jack at the bottom.

The cleaner antenna lines can be spotted on the backside along with a bigger camera hole that now sports a curvature replacing the metal ring which surrounds the protruding camera lens on the iPhone 6/6s series.

The bigger hole could indicate a bigger sensor with larger pixels or it could let more light in, boosting low-light photography.

Recently leaked photos that appear to depict three iPhone models—the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Pro—gave some watchers a pause, but prolific leakster Evan Blass cautioned that Apple would release two iPhone 7 models in the fall, code-named “Sonora” and “Dos Palos” after small towns in California.

Source: Weibo via AppleInsider

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  • JulianZH

    year 2016, no one in china has a HD camcorder…..

    • Jerry

      I think is there are so scared what would happen if they get caught but at the same time greedy and want to sell the pic.. they want to disclose their hands…because you know in china they will chopy chopy

  • Get a grip. Its a Rectangle.

  • tariq

    I just wanna know if itll have earphone jack or not. Nothing else is important about the i7

    • Gabriel Anaya

      It’s not going to come with one. This is the worst kept secret about the next iPhone.

      • tariq

        I have little hope left for the jack lol

    • Guy

      No headphone jack I might have to switch teams.

      • tariq

        I switched a while back. Lol. But many others will switch as well if headphone jack is gone

      • 5723alex .

        I switched from iPhone with headphone jack to a Moto Z without a headphone jack. 🙂

  • John Smith

    I really hope the iPhone 7 makes the biggest flop in Apple history if they got rid of the headphone jack. The only possible way it would even work out is if they use the lightning port for audio and a magnetic cable as a charger (like the Apple Watch).

    • Christopher Lim

      or Bluetooth EarPods

  • therealjjohnson

    So you have an actual iPhone in your hand but chose to use a Nokia to take pictures of the new phone? Fake.

  • Digitalfeind

    All of you claiming you’re going switch because of the lack of a headphone jack just shut up. It’s the same as when Apple switched to the lightning cable and port. All these people were claiming they were going to switch because of their accessories.

    • John Smith

      Floppy to USB > no loss because alternate existed immediately

      30-pin to Lightning > again no loss because the Lightning replaced the 30-pin for charging and didn’t limit multitasking

      Removing the headphone jack and making a single lightning port be in charge of doing something you would most of the time need using 2 ports? This is different. It is not even remotely close to a step forwards. Only way it would be progressive is if charging is wireless. Otherwise this is the stupidest decision in smartphone history.

      • Digitalfeind

        I’m not stating its a good decision or a bad one. Are you going to switch to android if Apple ditches the headphone jack??

      • John Smith

        No, I love iOS. Ditching an entire ecosystem due to a step backwards in hardware is childish. I will however stop upgrading my devices all-together. My Macbook Pro 2012 remains because they got rid of the optical disc drive, which I always use. I am not going to spend $50 extra dollars to buy a Mac compatible disc reader/writer and carry it around with me should I ever need it. Plus, I can customize it however I like. If something screws up, I can repair it for a few bucks rather than pay out of pocket. The same goes for the iPhone 6S. At 64GB, and 2GB of RAM, I think I can max out at 6 years, and use the Whited00r updates should Apple stop supporting the 6S due to “hardware limitations”. If the camera, buttons, antennas, and battery fail, I’ll simply order the parts online and replace them. But switching an entire system because of a company’s dumb decision? Complete nonsense.

      • Christopher Lim

        Headphone Jack to Bluetooth headphones, Alternative already available, forces users to be part of apple’s ideal, perfect, wireless world. This move is somewhat coordinated as they have taken the cables off of most of their other accessories.

  • Jerry

    can anyone tell me why apple went with that around the camera design?

  • Jamessmooth

    Sonora is a great little town, was just there last weekend. Fun fact: it has the only place in CA that you can sit and have a drink at the bar and buy ammo and a gun at the same time. Good times!