A fresh video has emerged on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo showing a side-by-side comparison of the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 with the current flagship from the company iPhone 6S. It is unlikely that it is the actual model and is an exact replica/dummy showing off some design changes and giving a good look at what the iPhone 7 will be like.
Popular French leak site NoWhereElse run by tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer posted the video saying even though there may be several videos in the past claiming to be like the iPhone 7 this one perfectly fits the bill as per the expected design. In fact, it even matches a photo that was tweeted by Hemmerstoffer himself last week that showed us how the antenna bands will be placed on the upcoming device.
When comparing the two units the most notable difference is the absence of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, which has been a much-rumoured change. The iPhone 7 model in the video has a second set of speaker grilles where the headphone jack is usually placed. The camera sensor for the iPhone 7 also seems to be much larger than its predecessor.
Apart from these, there are no major changes design-wise and the iPhone 7 looks in many ways like an enhanced version of the iPhone 6S. This is of course in line with what most experts have maintained when forecasting changes in the iPhone 7, saying that Apple will reinvent the iPhone design only by 2017 and the 2016 release of the flagship will be more or less similar to the iPhone 6S.
Well-known KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuohas had also said the iPhone 7 will not be a complete revamp but only feature subtle changes like being a millimetre or so thinner than the current iPhone 6S. This is because new technology being planned for a design revamp would take time to be implemented and some sources have claimed in the past that Apple may even introduce a curved screen model in future.