iPhone 7 will get a larger camera, according to spy shot (updated)
There will be three models, but only one of them will keep the headphone jack.
Another week, another iPhone 7 leak. (Hey, it rhymes!) Following the set of components allegedly showing dual-SIM support, up to 256GB of storage and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the next iPhone, Chinese repair shop Rock Fix is back with a photo of what it claims to be the 4.7-inch iPhone 7's rear casing. Most notably, there are fewer plastic antenna bands here, and the main camera is said to feature a larger CMOS sensor -- here's hoping this will offer larger pixel sites to boost light sensitivity. What's interesting is that contrary to WSJ's report earlier this week, Rock Fix reiterated that the headphone jack is here to stay on the 4.7-inch version, but there's no word on whether the same applies to the 5.5-inch Plus model. We certainly hope that's the case.
Rock Fix added that we should expect the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 to arrive in two flavors: One being a base model to replace the aging iPhone 6 (don't worry, we were told it won't be a plastic rehash),
with the other being the one we're looking at here. This leaves us with the iPhone 7 Plus which is expected to feature the dual-lens camera we saw last time. Both sizes will apparently have dual-SIM slots, which is a common feature in competitive markets like China and India. If true, this move will hopefully give Apple a much needed boost after its recent iPhone sales decline.
Update: Our source has shed some more light on what's happening with the headphone jack: Apparently it'll only remain on one of the two 4.7-inch models, leaving the other presumably higher-end model and the 5.5-inch Plus version with just the Lightning port for audio output. If true, this would explain why we're seeing conflicting rumors about the headphone jack.