Yesterday a set of leaked photos surfaced online and they claimed to show the upcoming iPhone 7 and its new antenna design. Today, in an odd twist of events, Li Nan, Vice President of Chinese manufacturer Meizu, made a clarification that the device featured in yesterday's close-up shot is actually the Meizu Pro 6.
The latter, of course, is yet to be unveiled, but in order to back his statement up, Li Nan provided a photo of the back of the device with a visible Meizu logo. We are not quite sure what to call the shot in question, as it is not exactly leaked, considering its source. The development is slightly odd, but we can sympathize with Meizu if the claims of lengthy development work on the company's part for the new antenna design are really true.
However, this whole story does not negate the fact we have seen a number of other traces, pointing to an almost identical antenna design on Cupertino's next handset. The second shot in yesterdays leak, for instance, clearly features an Apple logo on the device. And the same goes for an earlier batch of renders and a shot of what appear to be exact sketches on the back panel, as well as the alleged dual-camera module to go into the iPhone 7 Plus.
Overall, the situation is shaping up as yet another "who copied who" ordeal with Meizu already looking slightly desperate to stand its ground.