If you’re anything like me, then you’re eagerly anticipating Apple’s next move.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC for short) came upon us quick this year. (As it does every year.) During a few days in June—this year the presser took place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, the Cupertino-based company’s backyard—Apple unveiled a plethora of changes to their current products. Prominent Apple veterans—like Tim Cook and Craig Federighi—took the stage to reveal these new changes. We saw iOS 10 (slated for a Fall release) that introduced some expressive additions such as Tap Back, a quick response system of sorts; making reservations via the Maps app; a redesigned iTunes app; and many others. We saw OS X get a name change to macOS, which introduced some much expected additions, like Siri on Mac, Apple Pay on Mac via iPhone, auto unlock via Apple Watch, and many others. We saw a newly designed watchOS that introduced some needed additions and alterations, such as faster performance and navigation, more Messages functionality, newer watch faces, and many others. In other words, unlike some previous years, this year’s WWDC was more of a software showcase than a hardware showcase. Though aggressively rumored, no new Macbook Pro was announced. And, regrettably, no information was given about the iPhone 7. (Which is not unlike Apple. They are very hush-hush about everything.)
That doesn’t necessarily mean the occasional leak doesn’t slip through the cracks and/or crevices at Apple.
[CNET] Apple iPhone 7 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET https://t.co/NjJtNUfFYp
— David Papp (@DavidPapp) July 24, 2016
For what feels like an eternity now, we’ve seen and heard rumblings of the iPhone 7. We here at the Inquisitr have previously reported on some of these rumors and leaks. Many of these rumors and leaks include an iPhone 7 Pro (which is most likely the iPhone 7 Plus), a better camera (which may, if reports are to be believed, use a dual lens system for better picture quality and low light performance), a smart connector in the same vein as the iPad Pro (which could, we vehemently hope, mean wireless charging), and the much vetted lack of headphone jack (Which could be a good thing, seeing as another speaker could replace the position of the headphone jack). (MacWorld has done a fantastic roundup on the latest iPhone 7 rumors.)
Well, it seems everything is coming to fruition. A man named Geert van Uffelen from Arnhem, a city situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands, has created some mock iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro (or Plus, whatever you want to call it) renders. Van Uffelen studies Industrial Product Design at HAN University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen), where he renders 3D models of all shapes and sizes. Popular YouTuber Unbox Therapy, known for making videos on technology of all kinds, recently released a video showcasing van Uffelen’s renders.
In the video, Unbox Therapy (real name Lewis Hilsenteger) claims he received an email from Geert van Uffelen containing the mock up renders featured in the video. These mock ups are an amalgam of all the known rumors and leaks put into physical form: we see the smart connector (on the iPhone 7 Pro/Plus, not the iPhone 7); we see the dual lens camera (again, on the iPhone 7 Pro/Plus, not the iPhone 7); we see the missing headphone jack on both handsets; we see another speaker replacing the missing headphone jack on both handsets. Additionally, if van Uffelen is correct, there may be a few extra colors added to the roster of iPhone choices. Beautifully designed and pretty accurate (if the rumors are to be believed), it seems van Uffelen has finally given the world a precise representation of what the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro/Plus will look like. (There have been these mock up videos before—we’ve actually reported on one not too long ago—but these images seem to be the most believable. For now.)
Apple says the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro/Plus are set to launch on September 16.
— Express Technology (@expresstechie) July 24, 2016
You can watch the video above, and be sure to give van Uffelen’s website a gander.
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