As I said earlier this week, the next iPhone rumored machine is now at full capacity, less than a month from its long-awaited release. Today, a few different sources have exposed the coming model in detail, inside and out, for our most detailed glimpse so far.
First was the Czech site LetemSvtem who published high-resolution photos of the supposedly finished, apparently gold-colored smartphones. The same source posted on Weibo images of the three "iPhone 7 Plus" in space black, gold and rose gold. All confirming what we know so far about the devices, no surprises.
The most interesting news comes from somewhere else. The telephone repair firm Geekbar shared on his Weibo page some photos of a supposedly disassembled "iPhone 7" model; In it, we can note some significant changes that will surely fuel for much speculation in the coming weeks.
The first and most noticeable change to the display, which is now mounted upside down compared to the way it has always been installed on iPhones this time, the cables that connect the logic board component come from the bottom, not the top (note that the photo shows the head end unit).
Such a change could mean both a change in the next iPhone's own screen models and speculation for September, involving a 1080p display for the “iPhone 7” and another Quad HD for the “iPhone 7 Plus” as a need for more. space in the upper portion of the apparatus for new components. A more powerful camera module, perhaps?
Another possibility is that the change was made possible by the end of the headphone jack, which gives a good extra space underneath the iPhone.
The second change has to do with the infamous button of Incio (Home). Note that, compared to previous models, the cut in the housing chassis of the small button is different, which could suggest the replacement of the physical model for a capacitive, sensitive pressure like the trackpads of the new MacBooks, for example.
None of this, of course, should be set in stone, but it already gives a good indication of the path Apple is taking.
(via MacRumors, 9to5Mac)