Report: iPhone 7 ‘Pro’ may not feature iPad Pro’s Smart Connector as rumored
A purported casing leak back in March claimed to show what was referenced as iPhone 7 ‘Pro’ and featured dual iSight cameras and three dots resembling the iPad Pro’s Smart Connector. A separate leak appeared to show schematics for the same iPhone 7 Pro design from a previously reliable magazine late last month. Macotakara reports now, however, that Apple’s Smart Connector technology likely won’t be featured on any of the next generation iPhones.
Apple’s Smart Connector, which can be seen above, first appeared on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro last fall and later made its way to the 9.7-inch tablet with the smaller iPad Pro earlier this year. Smart Connector provides a secondary input method for data and power for external accessories.
Currently only available on the two iPad Pro models, Apple’s Smart Keyboard utilizes the connection to allow Apple’s keyboard cover to work without Bluetooth or a separate battery to charge. Logitech similarly offers a Smart…
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