Another day brings another image drop from sources in the Far East. The supply chain has been leaking parts photos for some time now, most recently focused on the iPhone 7 headphone jack. Two more images from separate sources seem to confirm that larger cameras are on the way in the next generation iPhone.
iPhone 7 Plus
According to recent leaks, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will feature slightly larger battery capacities than the current iPhone lineup. While this could mean longer battery life, there's a more exciting change in the pipeline. A few weeks ago, photos of an iPhone 7 Smart Connector surfaced. The Smart Connector made its debut on the iPad Pro, ostensibly to connect Apple's Smart Keyboard.
More iPhone 7 leaks point to a next generation Apple device with a similar form factor as the current generation iPhone 6s. Design changes are said to be subtle, with antenna lines being moved to the edges of the iPhone 7 or made invisible entirely. The dimensions and thickness of the next iPhone aren't expected to change much, but this doesn't mean Apple has no new tricks up its sleeve.
Peak season for iPhone speculation has arrived, partly because Apple is expected to release new models in both March and September. This departure from its normal once annual iPhone refresh means more options for anyone looking to update their device. The March media event now looks to be scheduled for Monday the 21st, during which Apple will reveal a new 4-inch iPhone. According to Chinese site My Drivers, the fall could see an even bigger surprise.
The Apple stock (NASDAQ:AAPL) rally seen on Friday held prices over $100 into Tuesday this week. After the markets closed on January 26, Apple released their highly anticipated fiscal Q1 earnings report. Wednesday trading reflected investors' concerns over flat iPhone sales, despite a record-setting holiday quarter. AAPL slumped on Wednesday, only to bottom out at $92.39 on Thursday morning. Thanks to a small bounce on Friday, shares closed at $97.34 going into the weekend. Overall, a drop in price for Apple shares of $4.18 (-4.12%) occurred over the week.