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iPhone 7 Plus: first picture emerges

iPhone 7 Plus: first picture emerges

A leaked image appears to show Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 7 Plus in the flesh for the first time, ahead of its anticipated arrival in September.

The picture chimes with an earlier leak depicting the device’s chassis. This latest image, of an apparently complete device, clearly shows that Apple is planning on retaining the protruding camera design found in its current iPhone range.

Interestingly, there also appears to be support for Apple’s Smart Connector tech, which was first revealed in last year’s iPad Pro. Three dots for connecting compatible kit, seen at the bottom of the device, are similar to ones found on the company’s largest tablet.

The Smart Connector allows accessories to transmit power and data simultaneously and is used with the official iPad Smart Keyboard. How it would work with any future accessories remains unclear, but it does give rise to the idea of some kind of smart keypad for the iPhone.

The dual lens camera system has already been extensively leaked. Internal components have shown Apple’s plans for a wide and narrow lens camera set up, allowing for better low light performance and optical zoom.

It is not yet clear whether the dual lens camera will make it to the standard–sized iPhone 7. Rumours have suggested it will be an iPhone 7 Plus–only feature.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are due for release later this year. You can get up to speed with everything we know about the phone so far with our iPhone 7 rumours round-up.


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