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This Latest 'iPhone 7' Knockoff Is Another Disappointing Handset

All of this is making us wonder whether Apple really will go ahead with the "iPhone 7" name
June 23, 2016

Another day, another piece of news about the anticipated iPhone 7. Scratch that: another disappointing piece of news. Because once more, it seems the next-generation iPhone isn't one worth getting too excited about. And now we have another replica to proove it.

This time the information comes from Sonny Dickson, who showed off a knockoff iPhone 7 handset running a version of Android. The replica, though fake, is nevertheless based on rumors and skematics concerning the upcoming handset. These namely surround its dual-camera setup, relocated antenna lines, and all-round similar appearance to the current-generation iPhone 6s.

As you can see, the model is in the Rose Gold variant. But it's indeed a knockoff, and not the real deal, as Dickson himself stressed.

Perhaps this is what Apple's next-generation iPhone handset is going to look like. And if this is what the immediate future holds for consumers, then a significant number of folks might feel shortchanged. As we've said before, Apple's typical iPhone release cycle indicates that this year will see a more significant hardware redesign reach the smartphone. But all the reports we've heard claim otherwise – that instead, the next iPhone will be a continuation in the “iPhone 6 series,” and that a significant design change will come with next year's handset.

Hear Bryan Wolfe's opinion on the matter

Apple is planning on unveiling its next iPhone in September, if past practices are anything to go by. But then again, if the company's iPhone release cycle is set to shift, perhaps the typical release date is, too? Of course, we'll keep you posted with further information as we receive it.