Leaked iPhone 7 technical drawing suggests larger camera and fewer antenna lines

A new image purporting to show the chassis of the iPhone 7 has popped up, showing a design that is quite similar to Apple's current iPhone 6 and 6s devices. According to this image, the rear of the phone will lack straight antenna lines, which is in line with previous reports. It also appears that the camera will be larger, with a slightly different placement.

The image first appeared on NowhereElse.fr (via 9to5Mac):

iPhone 7?

The announcement of the iPhone 7 is expected later this year. Details are still a bit scarce at the moment, but the phone will reportedly get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. The larger model, the iPhone 7 Plus, may also sport a dual-lens camera setup.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • Personally i like the iphone 5's 2 tone back and the flat sides with chiseled edges much better.
    I will hope rumors are rumors right now. Sent from the iMore App
  • Agreed. 5 was the best iPhone design. Sent from the iMore App
  • I loved the design of the iPhone 5, felt very solid in your hand.
  • About damned time! That and the sticky outy camera together on the same body. Biggest design faux pas in Apple history.
  • 3 flipping years of the slippery rounded pebble?! The latest iPod Touch's bezel the better shape, imo. But I do understand the rounded front of the iPhone: for the gestures. Sent from the iMore App
  • To each their own. I love the rounded shape. :-)
    Not to be disagreeable but just in case you haven't tried it, the 6s is actually far less slipperier than the 6.
  • I'll take your word for it; nothing compelled me to consider buying the 6s.
    You must be excited for the 5se / SE / whatever, as am I. Let's hope it's NOT underpowered & over priced.
  • If this is the real deal, it kind of suggests that the rumours about a "new casing material," variously fingered as either liquid metal or zirconia crystal, were incorrect. Unless the top and bottom antennas are now liquid metal (unlikely) this is made out of the same aluminium as the old phones. If the body (or any part of it) was zirconia they wouldn't need antenna lines at all because the whole chassis would be radio-transparent.
  • I can see a notch in the rounded edge for the Lightning port, but not for the headphone port.
    (Assuming we can trust this leak)
    There better be a really good f'n reason to get rid of the port I use every day in my car and every night in bed. Sent from the iMore App
  • The main reason is likely to be to sell us Lighting to headphone jack adaptors.
  • I hope you're wrong.
    I hope they really sell the idea and reason, and INCLUDE an adapter in the box for at least the first two years.
  • I agree they should include an adapter, but there are plenty of good reasons to get rid of it. Its bulky inside the phone, analog, cant send power through it,
    Theres no doubt the port needs to go to me... Question is how well its replacement is handled Sent from the iMore App
  • Or, you know, to get rid of an outdated port, like they got rid of the floppy drive and disc drive
  • I'd love to see the iPhone 7 shaped like the iPad Air 2 Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm getting it Sent from the iMore App
  • Not so pretty.
    5 and 5s ftw! Sent from the iMore App
  • Getting rid of the 35mm Jack eliminates the ability to use your headphones and charge your phone at the same time. If they make a lightning splitter will make it look ridiculous. Sent from the iMore App