In an unexpected blog post on Thursday, Meizu's vice president of sales and marketing Li Nan said a recent photo purporting to show Apple's "iPhone 7" is in actuality a picture of the upcoming Meizu Pro 6.
Yet another photo supposedly smuggled out from the Chinese supply chain purports to show a portion of Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 7," this time focusing on the redesigned antenna bands along the device's rear.
Photos of what purport to be Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 7" have bubbled up from sources in the People's Republic of China, though some aspects of the snaps cast a shade of doubt on their authenticity.
Case makers are betting they already know the design of Apple's impending 4-inch iPhone, as well as its next-generation "iPhone 7," with a multitude of protective accessories available to purchase from China.
Whether or not it's based on an accurate design, at least one third-party case manufacturer is already producing a product assuming Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" will indeed ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.
The latest rumors out of East Asia seemingly confirm Apple's next-generation flagship iPhones will retain the same dimensions as their iPhone 6s series counterparts, albeit with a thinner LCD array, and will not be waterproof as some have anticipated.
Right on schedule for a fall product launch, Apple's suppliers are said to be reserving "a significant portion" of production capacities for the second and third quarters of 2016, ahead of the highly anticipated "iPhone 7" launch.
A report claims Apple will rely solely on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to produce the next-generation system-on-chip design destined to power this year's iPhone hardware refresh, beating out longtime Apple partner Samsung.
Forecast trends in the demand for flexible PCB (printed circuit board) parts for iPhones indicate that while iPhone production may be down in the first half of the year, it will likely rebound in the second half as work begins on Apple's next-generation models.
Taiwan's Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple's next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.
Apple's next-generation, jumbo-size iPhone is expected to come in a dual-camera configuration — with optical image stabilization and zoom — achieved through technology procured from last year's LinX acquisition, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Explaining Tuesday's earnings call, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said Apple's repeated allusions to macroeconomic headwinds might have "spooked" investors despite a better than expected guide on iPhone, but the analyst sees light at the end of the tunnel.
Apple is said to be working on a new pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones that will be completely wireless, meaning separate earpieces for the left and right side without a wire connecting them, according to a new rumor.
Apple is indeed planning to remove the headphone jack from next-generation iPhones, but will "very likely" be adding features like wireless charging and a waterproof chassis, a new report claimed on Thursday.