iPhone 7 specs, features rumors: May remove standard audio jack, to be replaced by Bluetooth EarPods rechargeable via Smart Connector

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Speculations have it that based on Apple’s previous releases, the touted next generation device iPhone 7 may be released sometime in September, and it will have no standard 3.5mm audio jack.

According to reports, the assumption is once again gaining traction when an alleged leaker who works at Apple’s manufacturing partner company named Catcher Technology has posted what could be an image of the backside of the device’s prototype. Instead of the audio jack, the smartphone may have dual stereo speakers that can connect to Bluetooth EarPods. The accessories may also be charged through a lightning port similar to how Apple Pencil does with the iPad Pro.

Apple Insider also noted that another interesting element that can be seen in the case is the three dots at the bottom of the handset. It is predicted that the Smart Connector, which debuted on iPad Pro for attaching keyboard, may also be brought to the phone’s line.

Moreover, another capability that may be included is the True Tone display as there are two mysterious sensors found at the top of the gadget. The said technology relies on a pair of sensors in order to adjust colors and brightness of the screen based on ambient light.

When it comes to the size, it is suggested that iPhone 7 will be identical to the current available model iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, offering 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, respectively. The dimensions may also retain the thinness of 6.1mm. Meanwhile, the price may also start at $649 similar to the launch price of its predecessor.

Other features that may be incorporated are built-in Touch ID, a screen that can compete with the Samsung Galaxy S7, a completely redesigned chassis, removal of antenna bars, and addition of flush camera.

However, since the Cupertino-based giant is yet to announce anything official, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.