Those leaks have revealed that Apple’s new iPhone will look almost identical to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. No surprises there. Unless, a rotational view is made available and special focus is made on one particular feature: the rear camera.
Lighting up social media is the ever reliable Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka OnLeaks) after the leaker who famously nailed the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 designs prior to release, revealed the first iPhone 7 real world photos as well as a new schematic.
And, surprisingly, it was not the photo which had everyone talking.
While the photo showed what we have been expecting: an iPhone 6s lookalike with revised antenna lines and a slightly larger camera (believed to increase aperture not megapixels), the schematic gave a more unsettling viewing angle showing the extent to which the new rear camera protrudes.
So will iPhone fans stomach the iPhone 7’s new big bulge?
Given the minimal external alterations (new iPhone design years always – rightly or wrongly – provoke greater customer excitement), the omission of the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual camera and the controversial removal of the headphone jack, the bulky rear camera could prove one bitter pill too many for some Apple fans to swallow.