As I said earlier in the week, the rumored machine about the next iPhone is now at full capacity, less than a month from its long-awaited launch. Today, a few different sources have exposed the upcoming model in detail, inside and out, for our most detailed glimpse so far.
First, it was the Czech website LetemSvètem which published photos in very high resolution of the supposed smartphones, apparently finished, in golden color. The same source posted images of the three “iPhone 7 Plus” on Weibo – in space black, gold and rose gold. All confirming what we know so far about the devices, with no surprises.
The most interesting news comes from elsewhere. The phone repair firm GeekBar shared on your Weibo page some photos of a supposedly disassembled “iPhone 7” model; in it, we can see some significant changes that will certainly fuel much speculation in the coming weeks.
The first and most notable change is the display, which is now mounted upside down in relation to the way it has always been installed on iPhones – this time, the cables that connect the component to the logic board come from the bottom, not from top (note that the photo shows the unit upside down).
Such a change could mean both a change in the next iPhone’s own screen models – which is among speculations for September, involving a 1080p display for the “iPhone 7” and another Quad HD for the “iPhone 7 Plus” – as a necessity more space in the upper part of the device for new components. A more powerful camera module, perhaps?
Another possibility is that the change was made possible by the end of the headphone output, which gives a good extra space to the bottom of the iPhone.
The second change has to do with the infamous Start button (Home). Note that, in relation to previous models, the cut in the chassis for housing the little button is different, which could suggest the exchange of the physical model for a capacitive, pressure sensitive – 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 that Apple is following.
[via MacRumors, 9to5Mac]