Japanese magazine MacFan has recently published purported schematics of the next-generation iPhone, a so-called “iPhone 7 Pro.” The news was first reported by Macotakara.
Backing up previous rumors
The schematics point to a handset with identical dimensions to the iPhone 6 Plus.
The schematics don’t offer any completely new information but do back up previous reports about the handset.
Along with a Smart Connector, the images do show the presence of a dual-lens camera. It also shows that Apple is planning to remove the ubiquitous 3.5mm headphone jack.
A dual-lens camera system could possibly feature some type of optical zoom. One lens could support a wide field of view while the other might feature telephoto technology. Independent images are captured from both lenses which are then combined into a single photo using special algorithms.
The Smart Connector will more than likely be similar to what is found on both iPad Pro models.
Probably the most notable information from the schematics pertains to the size of the handset. The magazine says the larger handset will sport identical dimensions to the current iPhone 6s Plus, measuring in with a thickness of 7.3mm.
An apparent image of the handset's rear shell first leaked in March.
Other reports have also indicated that the devices will be both dustproof and waterproof. The larger handset might also be offered with a 256GB storage option – double the current 128GB edition.
Apple is expected to officially unveil the handsets sometime this fall.