Apple has long been rumored to be developing an iPhone 7. While a new device may be expected by its users to sport a number of new features compared to its predecessor, the Cupertino-based company is rumored to be taking on an approach, according to analysts, that will put the tech giant in a tougher competition against its rivals such as Samsung.
According to a statement given by Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, Apple may be taking a big gamble in the tech scene by releasing a new iPhone that lacks all the innovative technology that other flagship devices have such as an OLED display, which reportedly won’t be used by the company until come 2017. However, the company is apparently trying to keep up as they are expected to release a rumored iPhone 7 Pro which is still way behind what current flagships are.
As revealed in a leaked magazine scan from the Japanese magazine “Mac Fan,” an image of what was claimed to be the schematics for the device may have just confirmed two of the most long rumored features that can be expected from the new iPhone.
The schematics shown in the leak was a variant of the iPhone 7 called “Pro.” The leak showed the apparent removal of the antenna bands on the back panel of the device. The absence of the standard 3.5 mm jack was also hinted, as Apple will allegedly shift to Bluetooth wireless headsets. There is also the alleged Smart Connector, which was introduced with the iPad Pro, expected to be used in the iPhone 7 Pro for charging purposes.
Apple is yet to give any official details for the new iPhone iteration.