Last minute iPhone 7 leak shows new LED flash, glossy black colorway & more

By , Sep 7, 2016

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We have some last minute images of claimed iPhone 7 units leaked by Vietnamese outlet Techsignin ahead of Apple’s iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 event today. A pair of photos provide yet another look at the backside of the iPhone 7, showing a rumored new four-part LED flash, a slightly curved camera design, a waterproof SIM tray and more.

Of course, the photos also show off that new black colorway that many people seem to be clamoring for. Check out the images and post your thoughts in the comments.

The image top of post appears to show off a rumored new glossy black colorway as well as that Deep Blue color option that Mac Otakara first mentioned a few months ago. The glossy black finish appears to attract fingerprints easily, but I’m sure you’ll be able to wipe them off given the backside is made from aluminum.

Apple is also rumored to provide a matte black color option.

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The image above gives us a closer look at the new LED flash system that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said would use four LED lights (two cool, two warm) to improve photos taken in low-light situations.

And here’s a view of the SIM opening on the side of the device.

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The SIM tray appears to have a rubber seal on the edges to help with waterproofing. KGI also said the iPhone 7 would have IPX7 waterproofing like the Apple Watch, meaning it could survive submersion in one meter of water for thirty minutes.

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I’m not sure about you, but I’m really keen on that glossy back and am ready to ditch my iPhone 6s just for that Darth Vader-like dramatic black finish.

What do you guys think about these images?

Source: (Google Translate)

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  • Mark Swain

    The black is looking beautiful, it could be difficult getting one, it’s bound to be the favoured colour.

  • John Smith

    A new color is released when the phone don’t have too many new features… Expect to be disappointed

    • Im disappointed you feel you that way lol. These are going to be hits!

  • Love that black, someone please insert a ‘shut up apple and take my money image’


    • Elias Chao

      I’d prefer the matte black though.

      • Yea.. Maybe ill make a better choice seeing them in hand.. Or just get both.

      • Elias Chao

        I’m certainly not getting both lol

      • Same I was kidding but it will still be a close call.. Im definitely going to use a case either way. Im still leaning more with the Gloss model though. It pays homage to the 3G and 3GS..

      • Alberto Espinal

        I always use cases but if this glossy one is true I’m buying a clear case to show it off

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    • Sohail Wahab

      I hope some day  release a black front with silver back. Like the original iPhone. I’d buy that without any doubts

  • Greg Warren

    Love the black, but I’m likely to stick with the white/silver. I just see the piano black as much easier to scuff/scratch over time. Hopefully I’m proven wrong, in which case I may end up with one of the black ones next year.

    • Diego Milano

      I just with they released a fully white-colored iPhone, both back and front, like the iPhone 5/s but without the silver touch.

  • JoelJEstrada

    I love the black, but what I’m really hoping for is split view multi-tasking on iPhone 7 plus. If it really does have 3gb of ram I can see it as a possibility. What about you guys?

    • DT

      Split view would be great. I hope it does

    • Diego Milano

      What would you use split view for on a phone? I always wondered. I’m jailbroken and split view is somewhat plausible via tweaks, but I could never see the benefit. So I’m curious…

  • 5723alex .

    I always use a black case, so the color of the iPhone inside doesn’t matter.

    • Diego Milano

      I always liked the white iPhone but sadly there had never been a FULLY white colored one, not even the 3GS was white, since it was black at the front. 🙁