The 3.5mm headphone jack might still have life on the iPhone. A new report from Engadget showcases some alleged “iPhone 7” parts posted by Rock Fix – a repair shop in China.
Dual SIM cards?
Some of the purported "iPhone 7" parts.
The shop is showcasing what is alleged to be the smaller, 4.7-inch iPhone’s Lightning case assembly that features the ubiquitous headphone jack.
If that wasn’t interesting enough, also shown is what’s claimed to be the handset’s dual SIM trays, which would be a surprising turn for Apple.
The big advantage of dual SIM card support, for example, would allow users to use one carrier for voice calls and another for data. It would also allow users to easily switch carriers to when traveling internationally.
Even more rumors
One of the most rumored features is some type of dual-lens camera system only for the larger “iPhone 7.” It 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.
Other reports have also indicated that the devices will be both dustproof and waterproof. The larger handset might also be offered in a 256GB storage option – double the current 128GB edition.
Just last week, a new leak hinted that the handset would feature some type of touch-sensitive home button. Apple may also be offering a dark blue color option.
Both handsets are expected to officially arrive sometime this fall.