iPhone 7 front panel GeekBar leak 004

In addition to a fresh batch of crisp, high-resolution shots showing a purported iPhone 7 in Gold pictured alongside its 5.5-inch brethren that surfaced on the web, here’s another leak to chew on this morning—prolific French leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer shared via his @OnLeaks Twitter account these claimed photographs of a fully assembled front panel for the upcoming devices.

Before you jump to comments, yes—a guy on the left photo clearly turned the front panel upside down so no, the Home button connector won’t be relocated to the top.

The photos show a 3D Touch layer with force sensors, but unfortunately there’s no telling whether the pictured part is a genuine iPhone 7 component or an iPhone 6s part.

These photos were originally posted on Chinese social network Weibo, via China’s well-known repair shop GeekBar that in the past accurately leaked components for unreleased Apple products.

Source: Weibo via Steve Hemmerstoffer

  • CltrAltDelicious

    Every time I see an iPhone 7 rumor article in IDB.

    • It’s that time of the year again…

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  • I like how the picture doesn’t show the front nor the home button area. Because of this I believe these photos are real.

  • Phil Randle

    I’ve repaired many iPhone 6S/plus’s, I think there may be a good chance that the embedded home button rumour is true, there is no cutouts or brackets for the home button on that panel.

    • I repair them as well and there is a cut out. You can see it if you look very closely between the 3D touch plate and flex cable…