iPhone 7 Pro release date, specs rumors: dual-lens camera and smart connector?


Touted next generation device from Apple, an image of so-called iPhone 7 Pro has been leaked showing an alleged dual-camera feature.

Yahoo! Finance shares that the photo first appeared on a Chinese website Bastille Post and it features a new pill-shaped protruding enclosure that could fit two lenses. The cameras are said to be for taking sharper photos in low light.

The Pro version will apparently be rolled out to accommodate the feature, with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo explaining, “Apple can’t produce the camera modules in enough quantity so it will create a third smartphone just to get the technology to the market in more limited quantities.”

Aside from the shooters, the iPhone seems to be accompanied by a microphone and LED flash with the antenna bands repositioned along the top and bottom edges.

Interestingly, there are also three dots at the bottom of the unit which are deemed to be the new smart connector. Consumers may remember that the aforementioned specification was first seen on the iPad Pro. It allows the gadget to be connected to a smart keyboard. However, it remains to be seen how it will work for the smartphone.

Other renders suggest that contrary to previous reports, the said features will also become available for both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7, which are believed to be both substantially thinner than the Phone 6s and the current generation iPod touch.

The picture is said to be consistent with the chassis previously predicted for the two handheld devices which includes unibody aluminium shell, volume buttons, a mute switch and side-facing power button. It is also expected that the entire iPhone 7 line may terminate the 3.5mm headphone jack, to be replaced with an all-in-one Lightning connector for audio output, charging, and accessory activity.

Meanwhile, the Cupertino-based giant has confirmed that their keynote event will take place on March 21. Tech enthusiasts are invited to tune in via live streaming to find out if the rumored iPhone 5SE will be unveiled. If this comes to fruition, consumers will have four iPhone options to choose from this year.