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iPhone 7: True Tone Display & No Headphone Jack?

The smaller iPad Pro’s True Tone display has been lauded as the cream of the crop when it comes to mobile LCD display technology. Will the iPhone 7 also include these display enhancements? Furthermore, a new report confirms the rumors that indeed, the iPhone 7 will not have a headphone jack but instead pass through audio via the Lightning port.

Lightning EarPods & No stereo speakers

Rumors suggest that one of the latest leaks of the iPhone 7 is in fact authentic and stems from Apple’s partners at Catcher Technology. The image shows the backside of a device that looks akin to the iPhone 6s, while sporting a much larger camera unit and no antenna breaks on the back of the case. This was reported by Japanese tech website Macotakara, via AppleInsider. In the report, the omission of the 3.5 mm audio jack on the bottom of the device is also confirmed. Instead, users will be listening to their favorite music and media through headphones that are connected via the Lightning port, which serves as a digital passthrough option in this case and will most likely work via an adapter of sorts, at least for third-party headphones. As we all know, Apple is no stranger to getting rid of aged technology and standards as one of the first when compared to its peers. Our Japanese colleagues are also quite certain that the iPhone 7 will not feature stereo speakers as rumored, but instead feature the plain old mono sound. In terms of size, it should be practically identical to the iPhone 6s in its form factor.

iPhone 7 featuring True Tone display?

Two sensors at the top part of the unit will possibly be capturing the ambient light color temperature so that the display can adjust accordingly, similar to the iPad Pro’s True Tone display technology. This speculation is also fueled by DisplayMate’s assumption that Apple might be taking those improvements and applying them to the iPhone line of products. It has also been noted that the three dots we see on the backside of the supposed iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 leak might be a Smart Connector, again a clear parallel to what we’ve seen with the iPad Pro line. This would allow seamless connectivity with accessories, such as the Smart Keyboard. While the rumors featuring the bigger dual-camera unit have not been debunked yet, it is highly likely that it will only be part of the bigger iPhone 7 Plus, in order to further differentiate the pricier model from its counterpart.

The iPhone 7 will be presented during this fall, most likely in September. Until then we’ll keep you updated with the latest news and rumors with respect to Apple’s latest and possibly greatest flagship. Stay tuned!