The Latest 'Leaks' Regarding The iPhone 7 Include Good And Bad News
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Hold the phone, and stop the fucking world. The one thing that's been persistently rumoured about the iPhone 7 has been confirmed by testers of the new device. The headphone jack is no more.
This is probably bad news for Apple users, as there's no news on whether wireless headphones will be as standard with the new device. It will also most likely drain battery life due to the fact Bluetooth will have to be on while you use them, plus you'll probably have to charge the headphones themselves. Plus, they'll be expensive to replace.
However, to cushion the blow of the loss of the headphone jack, more high-tech features have been added to the new handset.
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The home button will now be pressure-sensitive, working almost like a laptop track-pad and responds by vibrating instead of a physical click, according to Bloomberg. No word yet on whether it will be over sensitive, and one touch will open your messages, accidentally ring people in your pocket, turn the fridge off, or deactivate your nan's hearing aids.
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"Current home buttons are switches that physically press into the phone, but the new models will have a pressure-sensitive button that employs so-called haptic feedback to simulate a click using the same approach as Force Touch," a source said.
Another rumoured feature, the dual-lens 'superzoom' camera, will also be on the device. According to The Sun, those that have tested the gadget say that the camera allows for brighter and sharper pictures in low light. This is bad news for chronic selfie-snappers who try and hide their worst features. It's going to pick up everything.
The iPhone 7 will reportedly look a lot like the current iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, with the minor differences being the antenna bands, and a second speaker, which will replace the headphone jack.
Another rumour (God I'm fucking sick of rumours) is that the handset will be waterproof and fitted with 'indestructible' glass, which is good news for serial phone droppers.
Reports also suggest that it won't be called the 'iPhone 7'. My guess is it'll be called the 'iPhone 24 x 8 - 185 SE Plus Your Mum'.
Words by Mark McGowan