Purported iPhone 7 Plus photos show dual-lens camera, smart connector
Following along from its smaller sibling, the it looks like the iPhone 7 Plus may have gotten its turn in front of the camera. New shots, reportedly of the the next 5.5-inch iPhone, have surfaced, showing off a dual-lens rear camera setup and a Smart Connector.
The devices in the photos, which first popped up on Sina Weibo (via 9to5Mac), also seems to be lacking the physical mute switch that iPhones have had since 2007:
While many would be sad to see the mute switch go, it wouldn't exactly be an unprecedented move. Many Android smartphones ship without such a physical switch, while Apple themselves has removed them from the iPad lineup, where they could also serve the additional purpose of screen rotation lock.
As for the dual-lens camera and Smart Connector, both features have been previously reported to be headed for the iPhone 7 Plus. What purpose a Smart Connector might serve we can only guess, but so far, the power and data connector has been used for accessories on the iPad Pro, and it stands to reason that we could see a similar use on the iPhone.
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