Apple iPhone 7 leaked: larger inch, twin external speakers and blue colour option. Unbox Therapy, one of YouTube’s most popular channels with over 5M subscribers, has attained a final chassis of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus (also rumoured to be called the ‘iPhone 7 Pro’).
Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for Apple AAPL +1.05%’s upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to leak any more major details, we hit the motherload…
Rumoured to be called the ‘iPhone 7 Pro’
Unbox Therapy, one of YouTube’s most popular channels with over 5M subscribers, has attained a final chassis of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus (also rumoured to be called the ‘iPhone 7 Pro’).
In a detailed hands-on we see all the major hardware changes coming to the larger 5.5-inch model including the radical dual lens camera, the missing headphone jack (a prediction I made two years ago), twin external speakers, the inclusion of a Smart Connector and the widely rumoured new blue colour option for the first time.
Fractionally slimmer than the current iPhone 6S Plus
Using digital calipers Unbox Therapy host Lewis Hilsenteger also found the new iPhone 7 Plus to be fractionally slimmer than the current iPhone 6S Plus. That said at 7.14mm to 7.18mm this is both within a margin of error in the calipers and the construction of the chassis itself so I wouldn’t read much into that. As it stands the iPhone Plus range is still massive and remains the largest 5.5-inch smartphone in the world.
A wireless headphone
As for the source of the chassis, it comes from Besound – a wireless headphone developer which has also been in discussions with me. In turn I have also been in contact with Lewis. / Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/08/03/apple-iphone7-leak-video/#617bc46b3b3c
iPhone 7 Plus Mockup Model Gets The Hands On Treatment
So far we’ve seen renders, leaked photos, and even leaked videos that are allegedly that of the iPhone 7. However a new video has surfaced that is probably the most comprehensive and clear leak we’ve seen to date. The video was uploaded by the folks atUnbox Therapy and according to them, they received a mockup of what is allegedly that of the iPhone 7 Plus.
Now the thing is we can’t say for sure if what they are showing off is the real deal, but they claim that the device in the video is a mockup created by a company in China called BESOUND that was sent to them. We can only assume that either the company based their mockup on insider information, or if they are basing this on the rumors and photos that we’ve seen so far.
However as far as mockups are concerned, it does look pretty good and right off the bat, the device is shown in a new coat of paint which from the lighting looks like a dark blue/purple finish. This is in line with the earlier rumors that suggested that blue could be a new color option for this year’s iPhone and if this color scheme is accurate, we have to admit it looks good and not as tacky as we had thought.
Smart Connectors at the base
Obviously you should take this video with a grain of salt, but the design of the phone, the antenna lines, the camera, and even the Smart Connectors at the base all seem to be in line with what we have heard and seen so far, so for all we know it could be the real deal, and if it is, what do you guys think?