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Dual-camera 'iPhone 7 Pro' could be Apple's next big thing

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Dual-camera 'iPhone 7 Pro' could be Apple's next big thing
Though Apple is soon expected to announce a 4-inch handset to accompany the aging iPhone 5s, most Apple fans will be looking ahead to the upgraded editions of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Naturally expected to carry the 'iPhone 7' moniker, history states that the larger variant will be named the 'iPhone 7 Plus'. But according to rumors out of China, Apple may rename the phablet version, and could instead opt for 'Pro' branding. 

As soon as the iPad Pro was showcased last year, it was always likely that rumors of this nature would subsequently arise. In the lead-up to any major launch, enthusiasts will often look to a company's other products for indication of what may be next. If the recent changes to the iPad line should be taken as a guide for Apple's future smartphone endeavors, then any iPhone 7 Pro would likely be considerably different (read: quite a bit better) than the standard 4.7-inch model. There has been talk that the larger iPhone 7 will be the only model to adopt the rumored dual-camera feature, with the 4.7-inch model apparently set to miss out. With these murmurs in mind, there could be some substance to the claims of Chinese blog MyDrivers.

Apple has continually delivered a high-caliber point-and-shoot experience with each new iPhone. But the forthcoming dual-camera implementation, so we hear, could verge on game-changing. If the phablet iPhone 7 were to include this feature exclusively, then it would probably be substantial enough to warrant the 'Pro' designation alone -- aside from any other extras Apple may feel like including. 

Sure, the current 6s Plus has one or two perks over its smaller cousin aside from sheer size. But with talk of this new dual-camera setup including optical zoom and other DSLR-esque features, the bigger iPhone 7 could be much more significant advance on the regular-sized handset. 

Whether it will be called the iPhone Pro, iPhone 7 Pro or even the iPhone 7 Plus is, for now, up for debate. Since we're very much at the rumor stage, we'll have to wait and see how the drama unfolds between now and the circa September release. 

Still, do let us know what you make of this new info via the comments!

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posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:02 17

1. zeppo (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


iPhone 7s Pro Plus coming soon☺

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 19:23 5

24. submar (Posts: 347; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Such a perfect name.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 23:39 4

37. Switch00 (Posts: 395; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Samsung note edge pro plus comming soon...

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 04:31

48. submar (Posts: 347; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Talented

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 07:05

49. keekai05 (Posts: 116; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Make it Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge pro plus active :D

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 18:28

60. Bernoulli (Posts: 3733; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Lol typical of samsung to copy things.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 10:52

52. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


Elite Ultimate Ultra Pro

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:26 10

2. zig8100 (Posts: 227; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


That'll make the LG G5 the game changer not the IPhone.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:43 14

5. Shocky (Posts: 2224; Member since: 16 May 2012)


G5 wasn't the first and it's cameras are not that good.

LG even commented that they felt no major camera improvements were necessary, which is why they choose a gimmicky dual camera setup, would not surprise me if the LG G4 took better images.

Good thing Samsung disagreed and brought in an amazing low light camera for the Galaxy S7.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 19:02 2

20. AlikMalix (Posts: 5045; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


This is the perfect post for this article... +1

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 19:21 8

23. Hypergy (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


Well, wide angle is not really a gimmick. But yes, Samsung has a beast of a camera.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 20:57 3

28. AlikMalix (Posts: 5045; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


i'm not arguing with you, But i've seen photos fro LGG5's wide angle it looks like panorama shots - how is that different? (btw, i can control how wide the photo is when taking photo just like the 135 degree angle LGG5's camera). The only thing a single snap helps vs panorama spanning is when there's moving objects like people in the shot... But is there anything different?

I was thinking that dual camera is something used for depth definition (short and far focus) to make photos look SLR-ish...

I dont care for 3D, dont care for angle shots that look more like fish-eye lens than wide photo, or using it individually as two different camera's....

I want it to make better photos - that's it... if apple uses dual camera module for 3d shots - i'll sweep it under the rug as a gimmick just like "live photos" - it's fun for the first few days after that it's turned OFF....

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 03:50

46. Shocky (Posts: 2224; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Well it kind of is, with some good software you can quickly patch images together similar to a panorama shot and the result due to the superior camera will end up better.

There is no need for a wide angle camera, there is no demand for it.

I'm wondering if they did any market research at all.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 15:46

55. marorun (Posts: 3116; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


As Alik said if you want a wide picture with moving object your panorama mode will look pretty funny.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 19:45 3

25. jmill75 (Posts: 58; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


So you are one of the lucky ones to have a G5 with finished software huh. Cause I was under the impression it wasn't being released until April.

Love how idiots comment about unreleased products.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 14:47

53. chenski (Posts: 350; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Exactly, people love to jump to conclusions

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 15:44

54. marorun (Posts: 3116; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Love moronic hater who judge before seeing result.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:33 9

3. BradyCrack (Posts: 493; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Apple needs to lift their game this year. LG and sammy continues to make great devices. Apple needs to focus on camera this year.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 23:03

35. ph00ny (Posts: 1156; Member since: 26 May 2011)


There isn't much they can do since the sensors are supplied by Sony from their offering

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:19 1

40. ibend (Posts: 3486; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


so is samsung's, lg's, and nomerous other brands...
they use sony's sensor o.O

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:38 12

4. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


With S7 being gorgeous phone, seems good battery, top screen, top camera, first f1.7 lens on a phone camera, great features, SD slot, water resistant, the iPhone 7 needs to do what iPhone 5 did to 4. It needs a new epic design with brand new features. Also if they keep going without wireless charging and quick charge then I will start believing they give 0 f**ks about battery life and convenience around charging wirelessly and quick charge.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:45 7

6. Unordinary (Posts: 1158; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Wireless charging is a joke. If there's a cord coming from the wall to the charging device and the phone needs to be on top of that charging device, that's not really "wireless" is it? Also, many people use their phones in bed while charging. You mean to tell me that you enjoy holding a brick or thick cylinder against your phone while your browse PA lol?

Quick Charge - You're spot on. Before Apple had big phones, their phones charged very fast (for obvious reasons). Now it's time to address their current issue, the same issue Samsung had for many years: Slowly charging your phone.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:51 31

7. kevin91202 (Posts: 518; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Like with all non-fruit devices, it's a about choice. You don't have to use wireless charging if you don't want to. But at least you have that CHOICE. With the fruit, choices are limited. Very limited.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:53 20

8. zig8100 (Posts: 227; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Its great for just throwing it on the Charge Circle it even charges faster like that then a iPhone with a cord.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:55 19

9. Shocky (Posts: 2224; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Wireless charging is awesome, only joke here is you.,

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:52 1

43. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


It's not Wireless charging.. its contact charging fanboy.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 04:27 1

47. catze86 (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


And it doesnt need wire to charge the phone. The wire just for to connect to the power source... iBoy.
It does need contact, but it doesn't wire to charge the phone.
Why is so hard to understand this simple thing? *sigh*

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 15:57

57. marorun (Posts: 3116; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I hate apple lol ..

Still if you dont have any cable from the charging pad will its charge the phone? nope so its has a wire so its not fully wireless :)

Thats like Bell wireless television in Canada.
There is a cable from the modem to the power source and an HDMI cable from the modem to the television.

So not really wireless is it?

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 15:55

56. marorun (Posts: 3116; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Wireless charging is a joke cant use the phone as its charge.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:56 10

10. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


It doesn't have to have wireless charging, but it NEEDS to either have huge battery increase with a super fast quick charge. Or at least normal battery with again quick charge.

It might sound super stupid but its really convenient leaving your phone on a plate than looking for a cable. You just stop thinking about cables and charging. All you do is leave your phone on a plate next to you like you would normally on your desk etc. But still nothing super important.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 18:14 4

14. bigsimpd (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


LOL you are dead on and besides the battery on my iphone 6 plus is awesome I don't need to carry around a charging pad it last just fine unlike Android I don't loose half my battery by it just sitting and not even using it

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 18:40 3

15. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


The issue is with the non plus model which has horrible battery, its the only reason and I mean only reason I sold my iPhone 6(dont like the plus, personally its too big of a phone for 5.5").

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 19:09 4

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 19727; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


100% agreed. I have the Note, so it gets thru the whole work day fine, but my iPhone lasts quite a bit longer.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 15:59 1

58. marorun (Posts: 3116; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I hate some apple lover...

my moto x play loose about 2% with 12 hours standby so yeah loose half my battery sure moron..

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 18:45 7

16. catze86 (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Wireless charging is you dont need to charge your phone in conventional way. The wire is just for to connect to the power source. And I hope I dont need explaint to you about it. And Samsung have battery case that charge your phone.
Do you live under the rock?

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:44 1

44. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2697; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Perhaps its a joke to you, for me it's a lot more convenient. I have several pads (including an ikea lamp) at home and at work. And when I'm close to one, my phone is on it (unless already full). So never any problem using it in bed, since it's never (close to) empty anyway. Nor am I even long periods on my phone (I don't game on my phone) and put it on the charger pad on my nightstand in between.
And while true wireless charging that tech companies are developing, will be more advanced and convenient, I've more than enjoyed the induction version until now.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 16:01

59. marorun (Posts: 3116; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Good for you but its still a joke for most ppl.

i dont feel like paying for pad to put all over the place when a simple USB cable can plug in any usb port and charge my phone.

For me this is more convenient.
Beside i have a charging cable thats retract itself and is super small and attached to my key.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 18:00 9

11. kevin91202 (Posts: 518; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


The copycats are at it again. First, they copy Samsung's "Plus" moniker. Now they want to borrow Xiaomi's "Pro" designation for the phones. What's next: iFone Galaxy Redmi Pro Plus Note edge?

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 18:47 2

18. catze86 (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Samsung Omnia Pro

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 18:03 3

12. aikoo (Posts: 68; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


There is nothing "Pro" about iOS. Let's get Apple to put ISO on both their flagships before they start adding more.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 18:12 1

13. aikoo (Posts: 68; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


OIS* .....

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 18:46 2

17. catze86 (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Copy Cat

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 18:57 14

19. izim1 (Posts: 410; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Oh snap! According to iphonearena Apple is about to invent the dual camera! I can't wait to read that article!

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 19:15 9

22. hellonerds (Posts: 313; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Iphone 7 pro 16gb = 1000$

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 19:58 6

26. Macready (Posts: 830; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Without RAW, it can never be taken "pro" seriously.

And don't give me the "RAW is useless for phones" nonsense. I know better from experience, rather than guessing.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 21:01 1

29. AlikMalix (Posts: 5045; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


What are you going to do with the RAW files?

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 22:30 1

30. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8328; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


He has no odea.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 23:06

36. ph00ny (Posts: 1156; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Post process

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:05

38. AlikMalix (Posts: 5045; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I know what they're for, I'm just curious what post processing you need to do to a photo captured by a cellphone. And how's all that post processing really different from all the filters and apps like pixelmator or Lightroom? I'm not arguing - I'm really curious.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:28

42. ibend (Posts: 3486; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


various post processing just like RAW capture from someone's camera...
the answer is limitless..
imagine RAW file as RAW meat.. and Lighroom as microwave.. U can cook various food out of that meat, and if u use stove (other app), u can cook even more various stuff from that meat

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 20:37

27. SciCal (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jan 2016)


So excited for the next big thing of Apple. Even if they have the issue on FBI they still manage to stand up.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 22:34

31. bossman (Posts: 45; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


The dual camera being game changing is debatable. The only game changing dual camera is the LG G5's camera. The chance of it being game changing is low based upon their other ideas like 3d touch.

If the iPhone 7 has wide-angle camera the like the G5, it'll be game changing for LG.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 22:41 1

33. catze86 (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


I dont know about this year. Previous dual camera phones are fail

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 22:38

32. Chuck007 (Posts: 1029; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


..and how much will this cost? As much as a 13" MacBook Pro Retina?

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:07 1

39. AlikMalix (Posts: 5045; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


You guys keep making these insinuations that iPhones will cost more if they add features, yet year over year it's the same price.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 03:22 1

45. Chuck007 (Posts: 1029; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Same price of what? The dual camera is set to appear on a "Pro" model.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 10:01

51. AlikMalix (Posts: 5045; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


All rumors and speculations. Maybe the next iPhone will transform into a car at s push of a button and it will cost $300. All I'm saying is your post is irrelevant at this point since we're still speculating on features but you're already trolling that it will cost as much as a laptop. iPhones in history always cost the same as the one before that. The only difference is the storage tiers.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 23:02

34. T-rex (Posts: 150; Member since: 22 May 2013)


it sure is gonna be "big" :D

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:25 1

41. mixedfish (Posts: 1152; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


"Pro" is such an abused term, what's so Pro about a these phones, not just Apple?

It's like "GT" you find on car names, plastered over 4 door sedans or family SUVs. Pure marketing BS right here.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 07:21

50. SIGPRO (Posts: 1371; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


And the price will be pro high!
We will see, still they can't beat Nokia/MS Pureview Phones!

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