Another set of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus design drawings have emerged online, just days after manufacturing moulds and blueprints for Apple’s forthcoming smartphones appeared on Chinese social media sites.
These latest images, however, include dimensions for the first time. The iPhone 7 is set to be 7.1mm thick, which is 0.1mm thicker than the iPhone 6s and 0.3mm thicker than 2014’s iPhone 6.
The iPhone 7 Plus will be the same 7.3mm thickness as the iPhone 6s Plus.
If true, this suggests that stripping out the standard 3.5mm headphone jack will not make the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus any slimmer.
Apple is said to be getting rid of the traditional headphone slot and giving users headphones that connect to the device via its Lightning charging port.
The drawings of both devices reiterate widely rumoured plans that Apple will include a larger dual lens camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, using a single lens camera with optical image stabilisation on the smaller iPhone 7.
Design–wise, this means that each handset will have a protruding lens.
This could prove unpopular with users who don’t like the fact that the iPhone 6s cannot sit flush on a surface because of its camera.
Interestingly, the schematics for the iPhone 7 Plus show a Smart Connector point. This did not appear on other drawings, despite being seen on a leaked third-party case.
Those behind the leak claim it could allow Apple to offer wireless charging.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to launch in September.