The Apple rumor world got very excited the other day when famed YouTuber Unbox Therapy showcased an iPhone 7 Plus prototype. The prototype looked convincing and had a lot of what the rumor mill has been buzzing about on it: Stereo speakers, Smart Connector, no headphone jack, dual cameras, and other bits and pieces. It even came in Midnight Blue. Now another YouTuber has gone hands on with the iPhone 7 Plus prototype, EverythingApplePro posted a video with his experience with the device. Take a look at both videos below.
As you can tell, both of these prototypes, provided by BeSound, have some distinct differences. The titles of the videos make it seem as if these are actual Apple prototypes, but later in both videos the presenters do make a glancing mention that these are mockups. Both presenters do make it clear that these prototype iPhones were provided by BeSound but some people were confused and honestly believed these to be a real Apple device (EverythingApplePro even tries to power it up).
We also recently ran an article on BeSound’s Indiegogo campaign sent to us via email. We found the headphones intriguing enough to write up and showcase here on the site. We’ve received a few PR emails from BeSound but no offers of prototype phones or product in return for writing about their product. However, we did reach out to them asking if we could be added to their reviews list so we could provide an unbiased review to our readers, we have not heard back from them.
It’s pretty clear that both of these mockups are a marketing gimmick to push BeSound’s Indiegogo campaign and we should take both of these prototypes with a grain of salt. Especially since they’re both clearly not the same though they’ve come from the same source.
What do you think of all these rumors and leaks? What do you think of a company creating a mockup to market their own product using tech reviewers and YouTubers? Let us know your thoughts and comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.