Apple’s about to make some customers very angry.
A leaked prototype of the iPhone 7 Plus suggests you may need to buy a ton of new accessories when you update your phone.
The leak comes courtesy of Unbox Therapy, a popular YouTube channel “where products get naked.”
UT received a mockup of the 7 Plus from the Chinese accessories company BeSound, which is creating a “smart” lightning port earbuds for the new iPhone.
So, there’s your first big change: no headphone jack. We expected as much. (Get used to dongles, lightning-port headphones or wireless.)
Other differences UT founder Lewis Hilsenteger noticed between the 7 Plus mockup and the 6S Plus:
- A new color, a blue-purple tone that’s admittedly pretty sharp
- Instead of a single lens lens, a larger, “raised” dual-lens camera on the back
- Mysteriously, some contact points on the back that, Hilsenteger theorizes, could mean built-in wireless charging. Or serve as a keyboard dock or modular camera attachment.
Plus, a different antenna layout, two speaker grills and a slightly thinner frame. The sides (power, lock, volume) appear to be the same.
The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are expected to go on sale in early September.