iPhone 7 To Launch September 9th, On Sale During September

iPhone 7 Leak Reveals Two Important Late Upgrades

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So what does the slide reveal? Aside from the specs we already know, the big news is IP68 water resistance (which means the phone can be fully submerged in water for up to 30 minutes) and wireless charging.
Both features are already offered by Apple’s big rival Samsung on its flagship Galaxy S7 range (and should make it to the upcoming Galaxy Note 7), but wireless charging in particular would make perfect sense with the headphone jack disappearing. After all, other than wireless headphones, there would be no way to charge the iPhone 7 and listen to music simultaneously – until now.

How would Apple achieve this when the iPhone’s aluminium back blocks wireless charging? In December the company filed a patent for‘Smart’ aluminium which uses “an imitation metal oxide layer” to allow the conduction charging to pass through the chassis.

Yes, in theory, it all adds up.

iPhone 7 Design Leaks Again

Of course until Tim Cook stands on stage and formally announces the iPhone 7, we won’t know if MyDrivers is on the money or not. But I’d argue the iPhone 7 really needs this boost.

Why? Because yet more design leaks this week show the new iPhone is not going to Wow customers on looks alone.

New iPhone 7 leaked renders. Image credit: Nowhereelse.fr

New iPhone 7 leaked renders. Image credit: Nowhereelse.fr

The ever reliable Nowhereelse.fr is the source and it has detailed renders of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which confirm all the negatives nay sayers have trumpeted: virtually unchanged designs, the death of the headphone jack, no Smart Connector and the fact their upgraded cameras will protrude more than ever before. Jonathan Ivewill not be happy.

New iPhone 7 Plus leaked renders show a huge dual lens camera buldge. Image credit: Nowhereelse.fr

New iPhone 7 Plus leaked renders show a huge dual lens camera buldge. Image credit: Nowhereelse.fr

In fact, were it any other company than Apple, I suspect the iPhone 7 would be pilloried. But paying attention to the right details (especially with iOS 10 impressing) should see the company through until 2017. And that is when the real fireworks begin…