According to a report published today, production of the Apple iPhone 7 has started at facilities owned by contract manufacturers Pegatron and Foxconn. The report cites a tipster who added that three variations of the iPhone 7 are being manufactured. There will be the regular model, an Apple iPhone 7 Plus and an Apple iPhone 7 Pro or Plus Premium.
There has been talk about a version of the iPhone 7 Plus with a dual camera setup on the back, Previous rumors had this being offered on the iPhone 7 Plus, or on a new "Pro" version of the phone. One rumor suggests that there will be a pair of 12MP lenses on back. One will have OIS while the other will offer 2-3x optical zooming. Last year's purchase of Israeli imaging company LinX figures to loom large in any new camera setup for the iPhone.
Recently there has been talk that the next iteration of Apple's smartphone would not feature many new changes. KGI Securities' reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that the iPhone 7 will not have many 'attractive selling points.' The latest speculation calls for Apple to skip the iPhone 7s in 2017, and mark the 10th anniversary of the product with a redesigned Apple iPhone 8.
The 2017 version of the iPhone is rumored to have an edge-to-edge screen that covers the whole front of the device. TouchID would be embedded inside the screen along with the front-facing camera and the speakers. Other changes that have been talked about for next year's iPhone include the use of a curved, AMOLED display (although another report has this coming in 2018). You might want to head over to your pantry, and take all of this with the proverbial grain of salt.
Perhaps someday we will see an iPhone like the concept model that a local reporter for a FOX affiliate mistook for the real Apple iPhone 5. She did this during a live news broadcast back in 2012. You might have seen this clip before, but it is always good for a laugh. Check it out by tapping on the video below