The iPhone 7 is still a few months away, but a new leak has apparently given us a close-up look of the handset in the wild. The new iPhone 7 photo – from Twitter leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer – shows the rear of a dummy unit which may be the phone we’ll see launch in September this year.
If this is legitimate, the iPhone 7’s design won’t be a massive change from the iPhone 6 and 6S, but there are a few tweaks worth noting.
First thing to note is the new position of the antenna bands. There are two, one at the bottom and another along the top, and each is certainly more pronounced than on the iPhone 6S.
Note the camera as well – it seems the dual-lens shooter may not be happening, at least on one version of the phone.
The lens is also bigger than on the iPhone 6S, suggesting a wider aperture, and the camera bump will be sticking around as well.
Apart from those tweaks, the design changes are minimal. So far the iPhone 7 leaks haven’t shown the front of the phone, meaning there may be some major changes from Apple on the other side.
But so far it looks like the new phone won’t be making any big changes like we had first expected.
Hemmerstoffer has also provided a look at rumored new iPhone 7 lightning headphones, so there’s another reason to pay attention.
Still, seeing a new iPhone 7 so clearly in the flesh is quite rare at this stage, so we’re going to take all this with a big pinch of salt – and so should you.