Earlier today, an image surfaced on Weibo showcasing the rear panel of an upcoming iPhone — codenamed N79 — which MacRumors notes could be either the next-generation iPhone SE or iPhone 7s.
Sadly, there’s no way to confirm the authenticity of the picture, so it should be taken with a considerable pinch of salt, but it appears to highlight a backplate with a cutout for a single-lens camera and a vertically-aligned LED flash.
The documentation present in the image suggests that the device could sport a strengthened Ion-X glass display, like the Apple Watch. Although, there’s a good chance the reference could pertain to something completely unrelated.
If we were to hazard a guess, we’d swing more towards it being the rear shell of the iPhone 7s, as it’s a considerable shift away from the design of the iPhone SE.
Whatever the case may be…
All signs point towards Apple taking the wraps off an iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 in September, and we’re not going to rule out the possibility of a new iPhone SE.
Only time will tell.