Apple is expected to announce its range of new iPhones next month, and a new leak of the iPhone 7s Plus suggests that the upcoming device will come with a glass back. Thanks to this, many believe that wireless charging won’t be exclusive to the iPhone 8: the “lower-end” iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will also incorporate the feature.
This leak comes from Sonny Dickson, a well-known tipster, who has shared a couple of photos with 9to5Mac allegedly showing a dummy unit of the iPhone 7s Plus. Aside from the fact that it looks almost identical to the iPhone 7 Plus – it’s an incremental update, after all – the yet to be released iPhone is seen sporting a glass back.
With the introduction of a glass back, plastic antenna lines are no longer needed on the iPhone 7s Plus; this makes for a more clean and aesthetically pleasing design. More importantly, a glass back also enables inductive charging: a feature that was never available on any iteration of the iPhone to date.
Glass back designs and wireless charging are not exactly new in the mobile space, but it’s certainly great to see that upcoming iPhones will possibly come with these features. After all, Android devices have long incorporated these elements.
While this latest leak does reveal some rather interesting details on the upcoming iPhone 7s devices, it’s worth noting that an earlier leak claim that the 7s models will stick with aluminium unibody designs. Nonetheless, we’ll find out soon enough once Apple officially unveil its latest iterations of the iPhone.