Leaked Photos Claim To Show A Working Deep Blue iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7 Logic Board
Apple is offering current-gen iPhones in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold, and this blue (or Deep Blue) option would be the first time the company has offered a color other than those we just mentioned. The choice of blue is interesting, given Samsung’s apparent fondness of launching its own high-end flagship devices in a similar hue.
With the presumed announcement date for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus now just a matter of weeks away, other leaks of the devices’ internals have also started to sprout up. A recent leak of supposed logic board has been compared with the same part from a current iPhone in order to confirm any similarities, or indeed, differences, with one rumor site doing some sterling work on the subject. One of the more interesting things to come out of that comparison is the fact it now appears that Apple has moved away from Qualcomm as the provider of its baseband chips, instead opting for an Intel part this time around.
New Video Bares a Stunning iPhone 7 Plus in Blue :
A video showing off the iPhone 7 Plus mockup has been uploaded on YouTube by UnBox Therapy. Although the smartphone won’t be officially launched until next month, several leaks have surfaced and we might see more soon. Right now, there are even some leaks that conflict with recent rumors.
The prototype unit was created by Chinese headphone company, BeSound, in a move to promote its oncoming headphones. In the video, we see the iPhone in a totally different color — a deep metallic blue tone. Some features which appeared in previous leaks including dual lens camera on both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, speakers and missing antenna lines were confirmed by the video. Smart Connector and twin external speakers are the new features observed.
Back in July, we made mention of a leak revealing that the iPhone 7 design looks similar to that of the iPhone 6s, only with slight modifications in this post. There were suggestions that the images might be fake, urging people to take it with a pinch of salt.
According to the contents of the video, iPhone 7 might not have a standard 3.5mm audio headphone jack. When compared with the iPhone 6 Plus, there are similarities in their lengths and designs. It also looks slimmer than its predecessor.
It is, of course, possible that Apple will offer two different baseband chips depending on the target market and the LTE bands in use, though, so we won’t know for sure what the full story is until iPhone 7 handsets start to appear in the hands of people around the globe.
With September just around the corner, that moment is drawing ever nearer. We expect further leaks before the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus become official.
Bottom segment of the iPhone 6s logic board (left) versus the same from the iPhone 7 leak (right)
You never know; we might get some more photos of that Deep Blue iPhone before the big unveiling.