iPhone 7 Plus to get iPad Pro’s Smart Connector?

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Chinese website Bastille Post on Tuesday published a purported image of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 7 Plus that it swears is the real deal.

The photo, obtained from an unnamed source,  seems to corroborate prior rumors that the iPhone 7 Plus will come outfitted with a dual-lens camera system on the back.

It also reveals a curious hardware addition that the rumor-mill has not predicted thus far: a Smart Connector. If true, the Smart Connector may be coming to all iOS devices. As you know, Apple first unveiled the Smart Connector on the iPad Pro last fall. 

MacRumors think that the three dots towards the bottom of the device appear to be for a Smart Connector. The Smart Connector interface is also set to debut on an upcoming, smaller iPad Pro model.

As you can see for yourself, the claimed photo of the iPhone 7 Plus appears to show a slightly protruding, pill-shaped dual-lens camera on the back. Prior rumors have called for a nearly flush dual-lens camera as an iPhone 7 Plus exclusive feature.

Aside from the dual-lens camera, the photo appears to show a microphone and an LED flash, as seen on previous iPhones. Most notably, the antenna seams along the top and bottom edges on the back are nowhere to be seen.

Apple is holding a media event on March 21 and the press is expecting to see a brand new four-inch iPhone SE model, a smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro, new Apple Watch bands and possibly other product updates and announcements.

Source: Bastille Post (Google Translate) via MacRumors