Though an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector has been rumored to make an appearance on the upcoming iPhone 7, a new report suggests that Apple may have scrapped that idea. According to Japanese blog Mac Otakara (via MacRumors), Apple had experimented with a Smart Connector on iPhone 7 prototypes, but that idea has been shelved.
The Smart Connector was introduced on the iPad Pro with its launch in late 2015. The three dots of the connector act as a port capable of transferring both power and data for connected accessories like Apple's own Smart Keyboard.
Though the fate of the Smart Connector is up in the air, previous rumors and leaks seem to indicate that the iPhone 7 will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, opting instead to leverage the lightning port for any audio needs. A version of the phone referred to as the "iPhone 7 Pro" is also expected to sport a dual camera setup.
Given the early timing and conflicting nature of iPhone 7 rumors thus far, it's best to take all of this with a giant grain of salt. Still, we should be treated to more solid information in the months leading up to Apple's usual fall iPhone reveal.