iPhone 7 Prototype Rumoured to Feature Wireless Charging and USB-C Connector


The iPhone 6s was launched only three months ago, but the rumour mill has already started spilling information about the next-generation Apple handset. Although the information clearly meets the necessary requirements to qualify as a rumour – i.e. it’s very vague, and the Weibo poster doesn’t specify its source – it is worth considering the core information, that Apple is currently experimenting with at least five different iPhone 7 configurations.


The Weibo post was spotted by GforGames and claims – based on anonymous sources from China – that each of the iPhone 7 configurations has its own unique hardware characteristics. The source doesn’t describe those configurations in detail, but just throws in some goodies, such as USB-C connector compatible with headsets, multi-Force Touch, wireless charging, and fingerprint reader integrated into the iPhone’s display.

Also, the source claims Apple is playing around with AMOLED display technology – just in time to spill gas on earlier rumours of switching display panel tech. However, if you recall those rumours, you may also remember that they claimed Apple wouldn’t make the switch until 2018.

So, there you have it: The source threw in everything you might want from the next-generation iPhone 7, but spread across five different models. Which one would you like?


  • KIII

    Which one? All of them and with an increase the phone thickness would be fine.

  • Jezzah

    A switch to USB-C would be very unwelcome. I have a lot of money invested in lightning cables.

  • dingdong

    That’s it. I will wait for the iPhone 7 to be released. Currently on iPhone 5.

  • FragilityG4

    I couldn’t see Apple switching. But stranger things have happened

  • RaulFranko

    When Apple introduced the lightning cable on the iPhones. They said this would be good for a decade.

  • Lakh Jhajj

    I have lot of lightning based accessories for iPhones n iPads but still in the near future, I will be happy to see Apple adopting a universal and industry standard port for charging and syncing such as USB-C.

  • raslucas

    It’s possible that they are misquoted, and that Apple is simply coming out with a lightning to USB-C cable, which makes sense. I don’t think that Apple will switch connectors as I believe they are looking at removing the analog audio jack. They already have a system for using Lightning for outputting audio so I think that makes more sense.