Apple will not include its Smart Connector tech in the upcoming iPhone 7, despite previous rumours suggesting that the company was set on including functionality which is currently only available on the iPad Pro.
Reports from Japan say Apple has ditched the plans, which would have allowed users to connect some accessories to their iPhones. The Smart Connector is used on Apple’s two iPad Pro models to attach its Smart Keyboard, turning the device into a full–on laptop.
Images showing the iPhone 7 with a Smart Connector did the rounds earlier this year, although that device now appears to either have been a fake or an early prototype.
Apple is said to be lining up a series of changes for the iPhone 7, including a new dual lens camera, a Lightning–only headphone jack and an antenna–free design.
Insiders have claimed that this year’s upgrade will only offer a minor boost before the company completely overhauls its bestselling product in 2017.
Next year’s iPhone is expected to come with an OLED screen, possibly curved, and an all–glass design mimicking 2010’s iPhone 4.
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