A new leaked image purporting to show some of the iPhone 7’s internals is making the rounds – and apparently reveals that Apple’s next smartphone will feature a new fast charging standard.
Android manufacturers have been mucking about with making their phones charge quickly for a while now – Qualcomm’s Quick Charge and the OnePlus’ Dash Charge are a couple of the names on the market – but Apple has so far failed to join the speedy party.
That could be about to change, depending on how gullible you’re feeling today.
Apparently, the hazy pic speaks volumes about the iPhone 7’s juicing capabilities, telling us that the new phone will support chargers that output sy 5V/2A (five volt, two amp), a significant improvement over the current one amp current.
But to say the image is dubious would be a hefty understatement. Both in terms of its visual quality (dodgy) and its origin (a mystery Chinese source as tweeted by someone on Twitter for less than a year) it doesn’t stand up to serious scrutiny.
Don’t get too excited, in other words.
More reliable speculation points to Apple potentially dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack with the iPhone 7 (or potentially the iPhone 8) and debuting a new Space Black flavour.
We’ll know for sure in September when Apple is widely expected to unveil its next handset.
Watch: iPhone 7 news and rumours