New leaks show bigger lens opening on 'iPhone 7,' dual-lens camera on '7 Plus'

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Photos published on Saturday depict what are claimed to be rear shells for Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" -- and particularly, evidence of the new camera technology the devices are using.




A shell for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 includes a larger lens opening, as well as relocated antenna bands, according to images shared by NWE. A 5.5-inch "Plus" shell meanwhile incorporates twin lenses, though not much else on the part is visible.




The site added that new iPhones have been in mass production since last week, at least at Apple's second major manufacturer, Pegatron. The bulk of iPhone production is normally handled by Foxconn.

Both parts are consistent with other recent leaks indicating that the standard iPhone 7 will have some form of camera upgrade, even if its bigger sibling is moving to a dual-lens design. One rumor suggested that the 4.7-inch phone will get optical image stabilization, something previously limited to Plus models.

Apple is expected to ship new iPhones sometime in September, in keeping with a launch window established since 2012's iPhone 5. Both models may potentially abandon a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, and default to 32 gigabytes of storage, with 256 gigabytes as the new top end.
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  • Reply 1 of 51
    Ugh, that big single lens looks terrible. 
    tallest skilnapoleon_phoneapartjackansicornchip
  • Reply 2 of 51
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    A bigger chip or a radically improved method of computational photography would be interesting.
    sockrolidtallest skilrepressthis
  • Reply 3 of 51
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,789member
    Ugh, that big single lens looks terrible. 
    It kind of feels like Apple is making the 2016 iPhone thin and ugly.
    All so the 2017 all-glass "the one we always wanted to make" iPhone will look thin and very pretty.
    edited June 2016 jackansicornchip
  • Reply 4 of 51
    sockrolid said:
    Ugh, that big single lens looks terrible. 
    It kind of feels like Apple is making the 2016 iPhone thin and ugly.
    All so the 2017 all-glass "the one we always wanted to make" iPhone will look thin and very pretty.
    Might actually force me to go to the Plus, as that dual lens set looks nicer. I'm planning on getting on the iPhone Upgrade Program anyway so I can always go back to the smaller model in 2017. 
    cornchip
  • Reply 5 of 51
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 4,297member
    Don't like either of them. Hopefully these are fakes or the final product will look better. 
    1983kermit4krazycaccamuccafrantisek
  • Reply 6 of 51
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Don't like either of them. Hopefully these are fakes or the final product will look better. 
    Nowadays, I assume all leaks are accurate until proven otherwise. Additionally, I just don't care until it's a product!
    canukstormtallest skilredgeminipanetmagepscooter63banchocornchip
  • Reply 7 of 51
    toysandmetoysandme Posts: 243member
    The Apple logo is much too far to the left in the pic with the dual camera. 
    cintosyojimbo007
  • Reply 8 of 51
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    toysandme said:
    The Apple logo is much too far to the left in the pic with the dual camera. 
    Looks dead on, to me. Check the back of your 6/S right now.
    redgeminipapatchythepiratecornchip
  • Reply 9 of 51
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,462member
    if it is protruding anyway, why not just have the dual lens set up? 

    I dream of the day that the only difference between iPhones is size.  SE, iPhone and Plus.  Logically one would have to accept differences in battery capacity, but that's it.  
    retrogustonetmagejackansicornchip
  • Reply 10 of 51
    Ugh, that big single lens looks terrible. 
    The dual setup is no beauty queen, either.
    retrogustofrantisekcornchip
  • Reply 11 of 51
    19831983 Posts: 1,225member
    Don't like either of them. Hopefully these are fakes or the final product will look better. 
    I hope so too but I have a sinking feeling...
  • Reply 12 of 51
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    we've all seen the pattern before. this is it. 
    fastasleeppatchythepiratecornchip
  • Reply 13 of 51
    Ughh I want camera lens covers 
  • Reply 14 of 51
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 4,297member
    1983 said:
    Don't like either of them. Hopefully these are fakes or the final product will look better. 
    I hope so too but I have a sinking feeling...
    I don't think I'll have a reason to get a new iPhone this year. Hopefully 2017 will be more appealing.
    6Sgoldfish
  • Reply 15 of 51
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 1,216member
    Y-A-W-N
    Can't wait for next year's model.
  • Reply 16 of 51
    Ugh, that big single lens looks terrible. 
    The dual setup is no beauty queen, either.
    Yeah. Both look too Android-y. 
    napoleon_phoneapart
  • Reply 17 of 51
    foljsfoljs Posts: 383member
    Ugh, that big single lens looks terrible. 
    Yeah, having a 1/2' sensor for great low light and higher resolution would be so bad, because some people don't like a bigger lens opening...
    netmagepscooter63bb-15nostrathomas
  • Reply 18 of 51
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 4,297member
    The dual setup is no beauty queen, either.
    Yeah. Both look too Android-y. 
    Both look like Apple phoned it in this year. We better see some new Mac hardware then. Otherwise it makes me wonder what Apple's hardware team is doing ( besides chips).
    asdasdjackansi
  • Reply 19 of 51
    foljsfoljs Posts: 383member
    It's amazing how many idiots point to the lenses (big single or dual) looking "ugly".

    Apparently the benefits for iPhone video/photography are nothing compared to the BS sense of superficial style.
    LoneStar88redefilernetmagepscooter63bb-15nolamacguy
  • Reply 20 of 51
    LoneStar88LoneStar88 Posts: 325member
    Ugh, that big single lens looks terrible. 
    No, it doesn't look terrible. That's just YOUR opinion.

    It also doesn't matter what it looks like if photos the camera takes are improved with this technology.
    netmagefastasleepnolamacguypatchythepirate
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