The forthcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus look set to feature Apple’s Smart Connector technology, fuelling speculation the phones will be supported by a new set of dedicated accessories.
Rumours suggest that images of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, seen earlier this year, are if the actual devices Apple will release in the autumn. One of these clearly shows the larger, Plus–sized device with a Smart Connector at the bottom.
Apple first introduced its Smart Connector as part of last year’s 12.9–inch iPad Pro. The tech is designed to work with the company’s Smart Keyboard.
A smaller version of this accessory was released last month alongside Apple’s smaller 9.7–inch iPad Pro.
How a Smart Keyboard would work on an iPhone remains unclear. However, releasing one to work with the iPhone 7 Plus could tally with mooted plans to rebrand the larger handset as the iPhone Pro.
Apple is already said to be plotting an improved camera for its more capacious device, offering a dual lens camera. The standard–sized model is set to feature a single lens shooter.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are not due for release for at least six months, but gossip already points to a device which will use its Lightning connector for plugging in headphones and a new power pack design offering the possibility of longer battery life.
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