Well, well, well, what do we have here?
New images leaked by the Apple sleuths at Nowherelse.fr (via China’s Weibo as always) suggest Apple could release not two, but three iPhone 7 models this fall.
Up until now, all leaks and reports have suggested Apple sticking to two new iPhone 7 models: a 4.7- and 5.5-inch Plus model.
If these leaked photos turn out to be true, Apple could release those two models and an iPhone 7 “Pro” version with the rumored dual rear cameras, three-dot smart connector presumably for connecting accessories and possibly better specs. Then again, it’s possible Apple is (or was, at some point) simply considering two different designs for the larger model.
It was previously reported that Apple was testing two 5.5-inch iPhone 7 models. This is the first time we’ve seen a “Plus” model with a single camera bump on the back that matches the new, bigger one expected on the regular 4.7-inch model.
Also worth noting: The aluminum casing sports an “S” below the iPhone branding, which may or may not be a hint at the iPhone 7’s name.
Not much else was revealed in the photos. A photo showing what is believed to be the front of the three iPhone 7 models looks the same as the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. It’s impossible to tell if the home buttons in the picture above is the rumored touch-sensitive one or not.
Apple is expected to announce its next iPhones this fall. The phones will reportedly break with tradition in a number of ways. First, we’re not expecting any major redesigns (that’s supposedly coming next year). And second, Apple is widely expected to remove the headphone jack, which would no doubt send fans into a frenzy.
Now that iPhone 7 rumor season is in full swing, it’s important as always to keep your anti-reality-distortion goggles on. All of these rumors are unconfirmed until Tim Cook and company make them official.