iPhone 7 Plus とされる、プロトタイプのデザインがリークされました。画像だけではなく、3Dモデルを視点を動かして映し出している映像もYOUTUBEに公開されています。
We’ve bagged the CAD files being used to make prototypes of Apple’s upcoming smartphone sensation, which may well actually end up being called the iPhone 7 Pro, courtesy of@OnLeaks, AKA Steve Hemmerstoffer of Nowwhereelse.fr.
With pics in hand, we can finally address some of the long-running rumours surrounding the iPhone 7 Plus – which, unfortunately, includes saying goodbye to the headphone jack.
As there’s no 3.5mm cutout, it looks as if you’ll have to switch out your headphones for a pair with a Lightning connector on instead. No word on whether Apple will be sticking a pair in the box, but we’re guessing it’s unlikely. That doesn’t mean Apple’s freed up space for a second speaker, either: our video shows there’s still only one speaker, set to the right of the Lightning port.
The back of the phone looks a lot neater, with the antenna bands moved to the top, bottom and sides instead, but it’s the area around the camera cutout that’s really interesting.
You can clearly see space for the dual-lens camera, which is apparently only visible on the designs of the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro but not those of the vanilla iPhone 7. We still don’t know whether Apple will be using it for wide angle photography (as on LG’s G5), improving image quality a laHuawei’s P9, or for some kind of optical zoom tech, but it’ll probably be enough to leave photography fans salivating over the more expensive model.
The biggest difference from the iPhone 6s? Those three holes near the bottom. We’re hearing this is Apple’s Smart Connector, which first appeared on the iPad Pro. It largely works with third-party keyboards on the iPad, but expect new accessories such as battery packs, camera grips, external speakers and high-quality DACS to make an appearance for the iPhone.
Yep, 2016 really looks like being the year of the modular smartphone.
Our source reckons the phone will measure 158.22×77.94×7.3mm – so exactly the same as the current iPhone 6S Plus. With no major design change in 2016, Apple can use the iPhone’s 10th birthday next year as the perfect excuse for a complete overhaul.