Chinese site Mydrivers (which famously nailed the iPhone SE in January) is the source of the news, posting what it claims is a key slide from an internal Foxconn presentation of the iPhone 7 to top management. Foxconn is Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner and - with the launch just two months away - the timing fits.
According to Forbes.com, aside from the specs that many already knew, the big news is IP68 water resistance (which means the phone can be fully submerged in water for up to 30 minutes) and wireless charging.
Both features are already offered by Apple's big rival Samsung on its flagship Galaxy S7 range (and should make it to the upcoming Galaxy Note 7), but wireless charging in particular would make perfect sense with the headphone jack disappearing. After all, other than wireless headphones, there would be no way to charge the iPhone 7 and listen to music simultaneously - until now.
How would Apple achieve this when the iPhone's aluminium back blocks wireless charging? In December the company filed a patent for 'Smart' aluminium which uses "an imitation metal oxide layer" to allow the conduction charging to pass through the chassis.
In theory, it all adds up, but will anybody put their money on this? Probably not if the design leaks lately truly show how it will look.
Nowhereelse.fr is the source and it has detailed description of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which confirm all the negatives nay sayers have trumpeted: virtually unchanged designs, the death of the headphone jack, no Smart Connector and the fact their upgraded cameras will protrude more than ever before.