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iPhone 7 Factory Design Leaks Confirm Previous Features; No Display Upgrades Surface Yet Again

Ramish Zafar
Posted May 24, 2016
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With Summer in full swing, the amount of leaks surrounding Apple’s iPhone 7 have once again started to take place at a daily basis. The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are expected to come with several changes this time around, especially after their predecessors saw disappointing market response.

Even as Apple introduced 3D touch and several other overhauls, the spaceship design of the lineup failed to retain interest in its second year passing; something which Apple hasn’t bothered Apple for quite a while. So with the iPhone 7 we’ll be getting an all new design, alongside several other upgrades that will mark a nice change to the lineup after two years.

Drawings, Molds And Alleged Images Of The iPhone 7 Surface Confirming Several Features

Talking about the design changes on the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, so far we’re expecting changed positions for the pair’s antenna bands and changes to the rear camera sensors. The larger iPhone 7 Plus is expected to come with a dual camera sensor, while the smaller, 4.7 inch iPhone 7 will be coming subtle changes to its camera.

To that end, several images have surfaced from Apple’s supply chain in China which once again confirm the presence of these features. Alongside these, some more images that allegedly show the iPhone 7 fully assembled have also leaked and if all of these turn out to be true, then Apple will once again be making minimal design changes on its flagship smartphone lineup.

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Camera and display are two features that Apple’s been working with for quite a while on all its gadget lineups, a trend which hit its climax with the launch of the 9.7 inch iPad Pro this year. The smaller variant of Cupertino’s performance based tablets not only came with an upgrade rear camera sensor but also with a highly redefined display as well; something which Apple’s been hesitating to upgrade on the iPhone lineup for quite a while.

Coming back towards the iPhone 7, today’s image leaks suggest that the larger smartphone won’t be the only device that will be getting a camera upgrade. While Apple will be retaining a single camera sensor on the iPhone 7, we’ll be getting a larger sensor this time around, with resolution upgrades seeing a slim chance of upgrade this year. Taking a look at the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus‘ factory molds below, you’ll see what we’re talking about.

While design changes might be a little more difficult for Apple to execute, given that there’s very little that can be manipulated for a smartphone’s overall form. Competency in critical features that cover both user interaction and performance has been Apple’s strong suit for quite a while and to that end the company’s going to need to upgrade the display on both the iPhones in some way.

After all, stubbornness to stick with 326ppi and 401ppi for the 4.7 and 5.5 inch variants has come with its justifications of serving visual ergonomics at Apple’s end, so perhaps we’ll be seeing some changes in this regard. Another feature that will provide Cupertino some room to play with is 3D Touch, especially since its had very little time to experiment with it.

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So as we wrap up our iPhone coverage for today, there’s still no concrete word from the rumor mill on any display changes for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Changes such as a dual camera and even 3D Touch have already made their way in the Android world in one form or the other, so while all these upgrades might be great for Android users making the switch to iOS; for the company’s core fan base, there’s nothing new that has surfaced from Apple’s end in quite a while.

There’s still quite a bit of time left until we get to see the wraps taken off of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, so more on the devices should surface in the future. We’ve seen plenty so far and given the rumor mill’s accuracy in the past, there’s very little left to predicted for the pair. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

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