Taiwanese site Apple Club has posted what it claims are leaked photos of iPhone 7 components. The photos appear to show the backlight of a new iPhone. The inclusion of a 3D Touch chip rules out the iPhone 6c, as Apple is expected to limit the feature to its flagship phones, hence the suggestion that this is for the iPhone 7 …

Apple Club did previously bring us a leaked schematic showing the protruding camera lens on the iPhone 6, so has at least some credibility, but in this case the photos don’t really tell us anything useful unless the position of ribbon cables is of deep personal interest to you.

As usual, we can expect to see a growing number of such photos as we progress through the year.

Rumors surrounding the iPhone 7 of course began circulating even before the launch of the iPhone 6s, with KGI suggesting then that the new model would be as thin as the iPod Touch. We’ve heard suggestions of a new casing material, offering water- and dust-proofing; Intel chips (though still with an Apple-designed A-series chip); and multiple rumors of Apple ditching the 3.5mm headphone socket.

Apple is also said to be testing models with USB-C, multi-touch 3D Touch, dual cameras and more – and there are the usual rumors of a switch to OLED screens, though not in time for the iPhone 7.


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