iPhone 7 Video Shows Alleged New Device Design

iPhone 7 leak enthusiasts just got something new to chew on thanks to a new video that’s making the rounds. It came from a Weibo poster before being picked up by the usual tech and Apple-focused blogs, such as 9to5Mac, which put it into a more easily consumable format.

The clip gives us a look at the casing of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 model and compares it with the iPhone 6S. The video shows features that we’ve been hearing about from various rumors, including the much talked about larger camera and lack of a headphone jack.

The video also shows off new antenna lines, which as 9to5Mac points out, stretch across the back of the device horizontally and trace the top and bottom edges.

The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 model is not shown in the video. Click the Weibo link to see some photos comparing the 4.7-inch model to the iPhone 6S.

As the Inquisitr discussed earlier this month, Apple had already entered the mass production phase while continuing to make last-minute updates. Various publications reported that the devices would be offered in Space Black, a color that Apple hasn’t offered for iPhone since the iPhone 5 in 2012. Another iPhone 7 rumor indicated that the Home button will include haptic feedback.

It has also been rumored that Apple will offer three different models for its iPhone 7 line with the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro. TechnoBuffalo recently reported on a Chinese leak indicating that neither 16 GB nor 64 GB options will be offered.

According to that, “The iPhone 7 will allegedly start at 5288 yuan (roughly $795) for the 32 GB version. If you want 128 GB you’ll have to pay 6088 yuan ($915) and the 256 GB model could cost 7088 yuan ($1,066). The iPhone 7 Plus reportedly starts at 6088 yuan ($915) with 32 GB, 6888 yuan ($1036) for 128GB, and 7888 yuan ($1186) for 256GB. Finally, the iPhone 7 Pro might cost at least 7088 yuan ($1066) with 32GB of storage, 7888 yuan ($1186) for 128GB of storage, and 8888 yuan ($1337) for 256GB.”

The unveiling and release of the iPhone 7 are still a ways off, but Apple has already given iPhone users a taste of what’s to come on the software side of things. In June, Apple showed off iOS 10, which will of course be included in the new devices. The operating system update features new features for the Messages, Photos, Music, and News apps, as well as a new Home app.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering said that “iOS 10 adds Siri intelligence into QuickType and Photos, automates your home with the new Home app and opens up Siri, Maps, Phone and Messages to developers — while increasing security and privacy with powerful technologies like Differential Privacy.”

The OS, which will come on the iPhone 7, also features a new “Raise to Wake” feature and new notifications from the Lock screen as well as third-party VoIP call integration and voicemail transcription and a new caller ID extension for spam alerts.

The public beta became available earlier this month, but it hasn’t been quite as well-received as Apple might have liked. ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes calls it a “total mess.” He has a lot of bones to pick with the new lock screen, the scrolling functionality, and various “interface contradictions” and “inconsistencies.”

Even these issues are just the beginning. “There are so many things wrong with this that I don’t know where to begin,” he says.

ZDNet is far from the only publication to have harsh words for iOS 10, though some are finding plenty to enjoy. The Verge says it will “make you love your lock screen.”

Either way, it’s out there if you want to get an early start on the operating system ahead of the proper release. You will, of course, have to deal with the bugs that come with a beta in addition to the features that change the operating system from what you’re used to.

While iOS 10 is officially out there to be used on a beta basis, you should still take the iPhone 7 leaks and rumors with a grain of salt. The official unveiling will come soon enough.

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