Rumor: iPhone 7 gets a cleaner shell with no headphone jack

— 8:58 AM on July 18, 2016

Details of Apple's next-generation iPhones have leaked with greater and greater accuracy as time has worn on, and this year's model is no exception. Those leaks have tended to be especially reliable as they converge on a single design, and it appears we may have now reached that point. One MacRumors post from last week details a video that could show off the rear of the next iPhone, and French site NWE nabbed a video from Chinese social network Weibo that also purports to show a mock-up of the next iPhone's exterior. Both videos show practically identical handsets.

Video: NWE via MacRumors

If this mock-up is close to the final design of the iPhone 7 (or whatever it's called), it confirms some long-standing rumors about Apple's next baby. The shell features less-prominent antenna lines, a redesigned camera housing, and no headphone jack, a move that's sure to delight dongle makers and annoy everybody else. Aside from those changes, the phone looks similar to the iPhone 6 and 6S before it. The biggest changes are likely to be inside the device. We'll probably be introduced to a new generation of Apple SoC with the new phone, among other improvements. MacRumors guesses Apple will release its next iPhone in September.

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