iPhone 7 Plus Again Rumored to Feature Smart Connector in Leaked Schematics

Purported iPhone 7 schematics, leaked by Czech website LetemSvetem Applem, suggest that neither the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 nor its 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus counterpart may get any thinner than their present-generation iPhone 6s/Plus counterparts.

That includes the idea that the iPhone 7 Plus could boast not only a dual-camera setup on the back, but also a Smart Connector. This is something that won’t go away. In the case of the dual-camera system, that’s practically a foregone conclusion at this point, with leaked parts, molds, schematics, and just about everything else excluding an announcement from Apple all pointing to its eventual reveal.

The Smart Connector part, on the other hand, doesn’t appear to be such a steadfast bullet point on the specifications sheet just yet. Just three days ago we saw a mold of the iPhone 7 Plus, along with printed schematics, that showed the bigger, 5.5-inch iPhone won’t feature a Smart Connector near its bottom edge. And then earlier in May we saw schematics for both unannounced devices, again showing that the Smart Connector would be on board.

Wireless charging via Smart Connector?
As per the drawings, the iPhone 7 models won’t come outfitted with the 3.5mm headphone jack. Assuming the rumors are true, iPhone 7 owners will have the choice to use either a wired, Lightning-compatible headphones or any wireless Bluetooth headset.

The drawings indicate that the flagship iPhone 7 Plus model has a Smart Connector, which the source says will be used for wireless charging, and dual cameras. Neither feature is present on the schematics that details the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 model.

The iPhone 7 will apparently be thicker by 0.1mm from the iPhone 6s, at 7.1mm. It’ll actually probably be impossible for anyone to notice that difference, and the only real reason to point it out is because it would appear that Apple is no longer going out of its way to make ridiculously thinner and thinner phones. The iPhone 7 Plus is going to be 7.3mm, the same as the iPhone 6s Plus.
Another thing the schematics suggest is that the iPhone 7 Plus, and not the iPhone 7, will feature an edge-to-edge display, and boast a front-facing camera that will apparently be embedded — as there’s no top (or bottom!) bezels. Those features are indeed rumored for a future iPhone, but not until the iPhone 8 is expected to land in 2017.

If they are true, though, are you excited for the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus at all?


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