With probably about a month away from the official reveal of Apple’s new iPhones, leaked information and images continue to add to the puzzle, so it won’t be long until we can see the bigger picture here.
Speaking of pictures, it looks like an iPhone 7s Plus dummy unit has been captured in live images. One of the smartphones that will be announced by Apple in September, the iPhone 7s Plus has a glass back instead of “standard” aluminum.
The overall design of the iPhone 7s Plus is not much different from the current model, although we aren’t offered a look at the front side of the flagship.
The glass back comes in line with previous reports claiming the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will feature wireless inductive charging, which will allow users to use a charger pad instead of a Lightning cable to recharge their phones.
The glass back is meant to help make this new wireless inductive charging possible without having to add holes in the battery cover. However, since the glass casing is much less efficient at dissipating heat than the traditional aluminum, Apple is expected to add a new component in the form of a graphite layer to shield the 3D Touch sensor.
The good news is the antenna bands, one of the things that made iPhones easy to recognize, have been removed from the upcoming iPhone 7s Plus since the signal gets through the glass back without interference.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 sometime in September, but the latter might not be available on the market until at least October.