A dual-lens camera module and a 256GB flash chip purportedly destined for the iPhone 7 have leaked out ahead of the handset’s official unveiling this fall. A photo of both components was published on Chinese micro-blogging network Weibo.
The image gives us a clear look at the camera component, which clearly has two separate lenses and two flex cables with dedicated connectors — and three SanDisk flash chips in 16GB, 64GB, and 256GB variants, according to the poster.
It’s interesting that Apple is still persisting with 16GB of storage — which will surely upset many iPhone fans — and swapping the 128GB option that was only introduced last fall with an even larger 256GB option.
However, it should be noted that we can’t confirm these claims are accurate, or that these are genuine iPhone components. With that said, this image should be taken with a pinch of salt until Apple confirms its plans for the iPhone 7 series this September.
According to recent rumors, the iPhone 7 will also feature Apple’s A10 processor and up to 3GB of RAM, and could be thinner than existing models thanks to the removal of the headphone jack. It’s thought the dual-lens camera will be reserved for the larger iPhone 7 Plus.