The Best iPhone 7 Videos That Reveal the Big Features of Apple's September Release

The Best iPhone 7 Videos That Reveal the Big Features of Apple's September Release
Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

With the iPhone 7 release date coming up — reportedly, September 16 — everyone's wondering when they can order it (September 9!), if there's an iPhone 7 Pro with a dual-lens camera (we'll see!), if the iPhone 7 will have a headphone jack (likely not) and what iPhone 7 features are going to make an upgrade worthwhile.

Oh yeah — and what the damn thing looks like. 

Apple hasn't released any promo videos for the iPhone 7, but in China, where iPhones are built, manufacturers produce nonworking clone models of the new devices. According to BGR, photos of the dummy phones often end up on social networks like Weibo. Other times they'll get shipped to tech bloggers in America — and that's when we get videos like this, courtesy of gadget blog TechnoBuffalo


Source: YouTube

Ahhh. This is probably the best view of the iPhone 7 we will get before the phone's actual release. Feast your eyes on the larger camera, the modified shape of the plastic antenna bands, the lack of a headphone jack (ugh), the... OK, that's about it. This phone really doesn't look that different. 

Here's another view: an unboxing video featuring some lovely closeups of an iPhone 7 clone, brought to you by vlogger Jonathan Morrison.

Source: YouTube

There it is. Very nice. OK, now let's talk about the sad headphone situation. We've also seen a bunch of videos showing how headphones will attach to a phone without a jack. In this leaked video from EverythingApplesPro that purportedly shows new iPhone 7 accessories, someone plugs a pair of earbuds into an iPhone 7 clone — only instead of a headphone jack, the headphones use the Lightning connector.


Source: YouTube

"If the iPhone 7 doesn't have a headphone jack, people will have to use an adapter for the headphones they have, buy wireless headphones or buy headphones with a Lightning cord," Mic tech editor Alexis Kleinman explained last week. "It's not a change that people are excited about."

Case in point: another video showing an iPhone 7 headphone adapter. It reportedly connects a 3.5mm headphone cable to the Lightning port.

Source: YouTube

Anyone want to do an over/under on how much this adapter costs? I'm gonna guess $30.

There are too many iPhone 7 rumors floating around the web to count. For a full roundup, check out Gizmodo's exhaustive feature. But we have a great idea of what the new phone looks like, and if it's not enough of an upgrade for you to ditch your iPhone 6, no one could blame you. There's always the rumored iPhone 8 in 2017.

Read more:
• Here's the Science Behind Why Your iPhone Battery Still Dies So Fast
iPhone 8 Rumors Have the Tech World Going Crazy for 3 Big Reasons
iPhone 7 Rumors: Here's Everything We (Think) We Know So Far

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Cooper Fleishman

Cooper is Mic's tech editorial director. He was previously New York bureau chief at the Daily Dot.

MORE FROM

The six words that will make you sound smarter than all your friends when watching the eclipse

What is an umbra? How does the Saros cycle work? The total solar eclipse, explained.

Do you have little freckles in your eyes? This might be why.

Remember to protect your eyes.

The US desperately needs computer science majors, so keep coding

There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open in the US right now.

The 2017 solar eclipse will help scientists figure out just how much energy we get from the sun

Reflections are tricky things — as we'll learn when August's total solar eclipse hits.

No, Mars didn’t grow 12 more moons — here’s what’s happening in this stunning picture

Mars and the mysteriously multiplying moon.

Scooby-Doo’s real name isn’t Scoobert Doobert

It's time to call Scooby by his real name.

The six words that will make you sound smarter than all your friends when watching the eclipse

What is an umbra? How does the Saros cycle work? The total solar eclipse, explained.

Do you have little freckles in your eyes? This might be why.

Remember to protect your eyes.

The US desperately needs computer science majors, so keep coding

There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open in the US right now.

The 2017 solar eclipse will help scientists figure out just how much energy we get from the sun

Reflections are tricky things — as we'll learn when August's total solar eclipse hits.

No, Mars didn’t grow 12 more moons — here’s what’s happening in this stunning picture

Mars and the mysteriously multiplying moon.

Scooby-Doo’s real name isn’t Scoobert Doobert

It's time to call Scooby by his real name.