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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: 109; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


iPhone 7s Pro Plus coming soon☺

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 19:23 5

24. submar (Posts: 480; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Such a perfect name.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 23:39 4

37. Switch00 (Posts: 482; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Samsung note edge pro plus comming soon...

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 04:31

48. submar (Posts: 480; 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: 4093; 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: 232; 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 (unregistered)


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: 6295; 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: 6295; 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 (unregistered)


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: 3915; 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: 62; 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: 449; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Exactly, people love to jump to conclusions

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 15:44

54. marorun (Posts: 3915; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Love moronic hater who judge before seeing result.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:33 9

3. BradyCrack (Posts: 731; 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: 1268; 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: 5124; 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: 1541; 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: 1956; 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: 586; 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: 232; 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 (unregistered)


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

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:52 1

43. Ahovking (Posts: 710; 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: 726; 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: 3915; 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: 3915; 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: 1541; 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.

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