iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6S video: It's hard to tell the difference

A new video has emerged which claims to compare a dummy version of the iPhone 7 to an existing iPhone 6S, and apart from a few minor differences, the new handset looks almost identical to the existing one.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

It feels like there isn't much that we don't know about the upcoming iPhone 7.

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Now a video has emerged of a dummy iPhone 7, and this shows a device that, to an untrained eye looks a lot like the current iPhone 6S.

This video appears to show a device that confirms all the rumored external design changes. The headphone jack is gone, there's a second speaker in the base, the Home button has been redesigned, the antenna lines are gone, and the camera is even bigger and uglier.

There are also series of photographs showing the two devices side-by-side.

It's important to note that while the dummy shown in this video appears to be of high quality, along the lines of the non-functional display devices used by retailers, it could be a prototype or even a carefully crafted fake.

Either way, the device seems to confirm all the major plot points that have been leaked so far.

So, if the iPhone 7 is much like the iPhone 6S, how is Apple going to market it? According to a survey carried out by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, sales of the iPhone 7 will be lifted by pent-up demand for a new iPhone from the two-thirds of owners who, by the time the new iPhone launches, will be running hardware that's two or more years old.

As for all the cool stuff, such as a sweeping redesign, OLED, and edgeless display, that will have to wait for next year and the iPhone 8.

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