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iPhone 7 leak reveals “fully assembled” front panels

by Jacob Kleinman | August 11, 2016August 11, 2016 7:30 am PST

We’ve already seen alleged images of the iPhone 7‘s new A10 processor and logic board. Now a new leak out of China claims to show the entire front panel, save for the display that will be added later during the assembly process.

The images appear to come directly from the factory floor where the iPhone 7 will be assembled. They don’t reveal much, but that stack of front panels suggests production is well underway.

The iPhone 7 is expected to ditch the headphone jack and feature a haptic Touch ID sensor instead of a physical home button. The bottom slice of the front panel pictured above appears to be missing the usual parts needed for a physical button, though it’s possible they simply hadn’t been added in yet.

The iPhone 7 is also likely to feature a slightly refreshed design, with the antenna bands in back pushed to the edges. We should get an upgraded rear cameras well, and the iPhone 7 Plus could add a secondary rear camera for more advanced photography features like optical zoom.

Apple is apparently set to unveil the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at an event on September 7, though the company hasn’t confirmed any plans so far. We’ll be keeping an eye out for any more leaks or an official invite, so stay tuned.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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