Apple iPhone 7 to reportedly retain the 3.5mm headphone jack and boast dual-SIM functionality

“New leaked images suggest that the iPhone 7 will be the first from Apple to sport dual-SIM slots”

Multiple rumours about the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have suggested that they’ll ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, and will deliver audio output via the Lightning port. However, now a fresh leak out of China suggests that Apple is going to stick with the standard 3.5mm audio headphone jack for the iPhone 7 series. Also, the source shared pictures of what it claims to be the iPhone 7’s dual-SIM trays, which will be a first for Apple.

iPhone 7 part leak 1

Rock Fix, a mobile repair shop based in China’s Ganzhou, has posted a bunch of photos of alleged iPhone 7 components. The pictures reveal one of the iPhone 7 model’s Lightning cable assembly, which has a headphone jack attached to it. The other parts in the leak include display panels in the usual two sizes and SanDisk storage chips of up to 256GB of storage.

iPhone 7 part leak 2

The photos also reveal dual-lens camera sensor for the iPhone 7 Plus variant. It’s worth mentioning that recently, an industry insider claimed that Apple had ditched the dual-lens camera because the technology wasn’t ready. The dual-SIM trays spotted in the photos are perhaps the most interesting part of this leak. If true, this could be a part of Apple’s renowned strategy for markets like India and China where dual-SIM smartphones are quite popular.