Apple will be announcing the iPhone 7 for real in just a few hours, but if you are itching for the latest, we have one set of purported new iPhone images for you before Apple’s event at 10 AM PT. The photos apparently show a working 4.7 inch iPhone 7 unit in high resolution.
The pictures feature close-up looks at the new larger camera, 4-LED camera flash, redesigned rubber gasket SIM tray and a shot of the new ‘dark black’ iPhone 7 color variant. More photos after the jump …
Whereas the current iPhone 6s uses a True Tone Flash, it only has two LEDs inside the lens were one is warm and one is cooler. As reported over the weekend, the iPhone 7 will include a redesigned, brighter, True Tone Flash that contains 4 distinct LEDs. This can actually be seen in these photos; there are four separate circles inside the flash glass cover.
The iPhone 7 is widely rumored to be the first iPhone to tout its waterproofness. It will apparently have the same IPX7 waterproof rating as the current Apple Watch, which allows for submersion in 1 metre of water for 30 minutes.
To enable this, Apple has modified the SIM tray to include a rubber seal — also visible in these last-minute photos. Although the SIM tray is still metal, it has a small ring of rubber which assumedly prevents any water from entering the inside of the device.
Perhaps most significantly, the photos show a black iPhone 7. It’s unequivocally not gray, so it seems Apple will finally answer the requests from people who want something darker than Space Grey (like me).
Apple is actually rumored to be releasing two new iPhone colors, Dark Black and a glossy Piano Black finish. What appears to be on show here is the Dark Black variant, which is a matte anodisation. Glossy black option may be limited to high-end (256 GB?) iPhone 7 models only at launch as Apple has apparently struggled to ramp production of that color.
Although the close-up shots of the SIM tray and the camera components seem pretty real, still treat these pics with some skepticism as they difficult to trace. The image of the black phone is particularly circumspect as no Apple logo is visible.
Still, it’s not long until Apple announces the new phones for real and all the iPhone 7 leaks will be behind us. Enjoy these final shots and get ready for the official unveiling later today, at 10 AM PT. Stay tuned to 9to5Mac for live coverage of all the announcements.
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