iPhone 7, 7 Plus release date, specs: New schematic suggests unlikely iPhone 7 Plus feature


A new schematic of the long rumored iPhone 7 and the bigger variant iPhone 7 Plus found its way online. It showed the alleged measurements of the two devices and confirmed some of the long rumored changes in the physical design. It hinted of a possible new design for the iPhone 7 Plus as well.

As reported by 9to5Mac, the alleged schematic for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 flagship revealed that the device might measure 138.3 mm tall, 67.1 mm wide, and 7.2 thick. To recall, if proven to be true, this will mean that the iPhone 7 will indeed be 0.1 mm thicker than the iPhone 6s, which measures 7.1 mm thick.

The schematic also showed that Apple might be serious in removing the traditional 3.5 mm headphones jack and replacing it with an additional grill opening for a stereo speaker.

The highlight of the alleged schematic is the iPhone 7 Plus, as the image showed that the display might be the entire front panel of the device with only the physical home button with the Touch ID under it. Unlike the iPhone 7, the design of the iPhone 7 Plus does not feature a border or bezel around the display.

However, such a feature was never tipped in the past months, so what was shown might be a simple mistake that was overlooked in the making of the alleged schematic.

If Apple will follow its regular release interval for iPhone devices, fans and users can expect the new iPhone 7 and possibly the iPhone 7 Plus sometime in September. On the other hand, the newest version of the tech giant’s operating system, the iOS 10, is expected to be launched and showcased in the upcoming World Wide Developers Conference in June.