“Apple’s worst kept secret – its new radical design for the headphone-jack-free iPhone 7 – is now looking like a near certainty thanks to another leak this morning. But do the pictures show another potential design change?” Jay McGregor writes for Forbes.
“The images come from self described ‘serial tech leaker’ Steve Hemmerstoffer (who has a good record of accurate leaks), which appear to show a rear-facing plastic case for the iPhone 7,” McGregor writes. “Whilst pictures of a smartphone accessory isn’t exactly exciting news, the areas cut out for certain ports provides an insight into what to expect from the next flagship iPhone. Two things jump out to me immediately: there could be major changes to sound and battery size.”
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) March 9, 2016
“Headphone jack is almost certainly gone,” McGregor writes. “Another speaker will replace the headphone jack… Whilst there’s improved sound output, the downside is that the chambers take up a fair amount of space that could be used for a larger battery instead. If Apple goes with the improved external sound design – and it keeps the iPhone 7 at 4.7-inches – I wonder if the size of the battery might suffer.”
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MacDailyNews Take: iPhone battery life hasn’t been an issue since the day we first strapped on our Apple Watches.