More evidence points to Lightning EarPods with iPhone 7

Lightning EarPods

Several reports over the months have predicted the demise of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the upcoming iPhone 7. More evidence has surfaced that Apple indeed plans to send the legacy audio jack to its final resting place alongside the floppy drive. Images leaked on the Chinese site Weibo show standard EarPods with one glaring difference: a Lightning connector in place of the familiar audio plug.

iPhone 7: Home button will feature Force Touch ID

iPhone 7 Force Touch ID

What is Force Touch ID? According to a report from Cowen and Company, Apple may debut the technology on the iPhone 7 this fall. Force Touch ID would replace the home button with a capacitive touch sensor to unlock the device. The iPhone 7 concept from designer Yasser Farahi shown above includes a flush home button that avoids using any moving parts.

iPhone 7: Larger camera assemblies confirmed

iPhone 7 Plus dual camera

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.

Report: iPhone 7 will have headphone jack after all

iPhone 7 components

New leaks of alleged iPhone 7 components reveal a variety of updates coming to the next generation handset. A collection of images have been leaked from repair company Rock Fix, including components that point to dual-SIM card support. The capability to install two separate SIM cards is a popular feature in some Asian markets.

New rumor suggests Apple will stop producing 16GB models with the release of the iPhone 7

16GB iPhone 6s

An IHS Technology analyst (via 9to5Mac) claims Apple will not release a 16GB model iPhone 7 in the fall. Instead the iPhone maker will release a 32GB version of the flagship device as the $199 base model. If true, the next-generation iPhone models will most likely be available in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacities. The analyst also noted the iPhone 7 will ship with 2GB of RAM, but did not mention if he was referring to the 4.7 inch model. Previous rumors have suggested that the iPhone 7 Plus will include 3GB of RAM to power its rumored dual-camera system.


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