Apple iPhone 7 will launch in early September, and rumours refuse to die down around the new device. With the iPhone 7, we’ve seen quite a few leaks, and many are coming from China, which is hardly surprising. Just like with the iPhone 6s, which saw the addition of a new Rose Gold colour option, there are expectations Apple will introduce a new colour this time as well. In case of the iPhone 7, we’ve seen a blue variant being leaked online. Now a new leak from China claims to show pictures of the black variant of the iPhone 7 Plus.
A report from Chinese website MyDrivers, shows assembly drawings of iPhone 7, which it says will have a second “speaker grill” at the bottom, no headphones, dual cameras, and yes the phone is in a black colour option. The ‘Space Black’ colour rumour is not exactly new. In July, well known Japanese blog Macotakara had reported Apple will turn the Space Grey to a darker colour option that could be a formal black.
Black as a colour option holds a certain charm for dedicated Apple fans. Space Grey doesn’t have the same appeal as a hard-core black iPhone will, although there are indications Apple might even launch a dark blue version. In July, designer Martin Hajek created 3D iPhone 7 renders in a Black colour option, which had gone viral on the internet. Interestingly the renders featured a Force Touch button, another feature which could come true.
Recently Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who is known for his Apple scoops, reported the iPhone 7 will have a dual-rear camera, a home button with taptic feedback (similar to what Apple Watch has) and no headphone jack. According to Gurman’s report, the dual-rear camera set up won’t appear on smaller version of iPhones, possibly the 4.7-inch version. It also says the cameras will allow for brighter photos, especially in low-light settings.
While Apple is expected to make significant changes on the camera and perhaps the home button, a full design overhaul is only expected with the iPhone 8, claim analysts. According to reports, a new glass design body, and a bigger OLED display will be introduced with the iPhone 8.
Apple iPhone 7 is expected to start at 32GB storage option, rather than the 16GB model, which was another pain point for many users. Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised the new phones will make every user want to upgrade, and it will be a crucial launch for the company which needs to boost sagging iPhone sales.
Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone in the first week of September, and it could be in stores by September 16.