Latest family portrait once again shows a trio of 2016 Apple iPhone models

Latest family portrait once again shows a trio of 2016 Apple iPhone models
Last week, we showed you pictures of both the front and back of what allegedly is the 2016 Apple iPhone lineup. The prototypes in the photographs include the Apple iPhone 7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus and the Apple iPhone 7 Pro. An iPhone 7 Pro would seem to make perfect sense. It earns that name by offering the smart connector port just like the one found on the Apple iPad Pro, and would come with a dual camera setup on back.

But not too long after the pictures went public, highly regarded tipster Evan Blass (you might know him by his @evleaks Twitter handle) sent out a tweet stating that there will only be two new iPhone models released this year. Blass says that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus carry internal code names of "Sonora" and "Dos Palos," respectively.

Today, a new photograph was found on the Weibo page of @KK, showing a family of three 2016 iPhone units. The phones in the picture are allegedly prototypes built for companies that manufacture iPhone accessories. This allows accessory vendors to have product available for the latest iPhone models immediately after they are launched. Other photos surfacing today on the Weibo site showed the iPhone 7 Pro sporting the dual camera modules. The phone also posted sans the 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the phone.

Will we see Apple introduce two or three new iPhone handsets this year? We won't know for certain until the new models are unveiled later this year. Referring once again to Mr. Blass, the unveiling should take place on September 12th with the actual launch taking place on September 16th. Earlier today we told you that sources involved in the packaging of the iPhone say that the 2016 models will be known as the Apple iPhone 6 SE.
 

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47 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

If there is a plus and a pro..it's gonna be a tough buy it the pro starts at 950 dollars for 16gb

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Didn't PA post an article saying the iPhone 7 would be 32GB minimum? https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=iPhone+7+to+have+32GB+of+storage Right now its a rumor it appears...but...you never know.

15. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I'm guessing it's gonna 32gb but even then the price point is a lot

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Based on the typical iPhone limitations?! Yes it's overpriced!

32. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The iPhones have always been overpriced for what you are actually getting. Also there is no reason why Apple couldn't put the hardware from the iPhone pro version into the plus version. The only reason why Apple would do this is for more money. It's adding another price tier. In other words I can see Apple doing this because it gives them another way to continue gouging it's customer base.

35. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

That Apple rips off customers with ridiculous pricing despite substandard software capabilities and mind-numbingly horrible (un)ease of use is clear. That using an iPhone feels like suffering from Stockholm Syndrome while stuck in a beautiful jail is known. But even by Apple standards, the price of the iPhone 6s is laughable – Rs 62,000 for the 16GB version, and Rs 92,000 for the 128GB 6s Plus. That’s almost a lakh. Way more than even a Macbook Air. It’s vile. It’s sickening. And it’s incredibly stupid.

41. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Seriously amroze the cost more than some MacBooks, ya RIP OFF!!!!

2. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I actually think the dual cameras on the Pro look great. Much more pleasing to the eye than the way the dual cameras look on LG's G5. It's just a shame that Jony Ives is so obsessed with thinness, and would rather have a thin device with protruding cameras than a thicker device with flush cameras. I'll be skipping this year though and waiting to see what Apple has in store next year, seeing as rumors point to a major redesign. Gonna sell my S6 Edge+, and Note7/6S Plus will hold me over until we see next year's brigade of flapships.

4. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

**flagships

44. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The LG G5 has two different cameras. One is 16mp and the other is a wide angle 8mp camera. Where as the rumors for the iPhone point to two cameras with the same resolution. So naturally there will be camera differences. Also the Note 7 isn't even out yet.

11. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Well, despite my rant above, I still believe the iphone will be better looking than the leaks currently suggest. Especially the pro version as it looks better (the way I imagine it will be). Its just that when it comes to design, apple seems to have stagnated. I'm really curious to see what the dual cameras, wireless charging and smart connector will offer though.

42. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Don't think so LG looks way better

3. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Fake. There will only be 2 iPhones. No pro model.

6. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Because evleaks says so? He has been wrong before....*cough* One M9 fiasco *cough*

14. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Not cause of him. But Apple would be wrong to have SE, iPhone, iPhone, Plus and Pro. Too many for the customer to choose from. Not to mention the older 6s and 6s Plus.

5. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Should I get a new gaming PC + GTX 1070 or iPhone 7 Pro???....they cost about the same....

8. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You already know what to buy, C'mon now.

18. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Alrite....i'm going to get the iPhone 7 Pro:)....*Sarcasm

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

PC Master race. Does that answer you question?????

7. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

My God. These same photos again? But wait, if this will indeed be the true iphone that'll be released in september, apple would be better of holding off till next year, when they can launch the Epic new iphone 'X' and break records the world over. This is downright embarassing as it is. How can you keep showing us same pictures since february, that have in itself been what we've effectively been seeing since 2014 with the iphone 6? While I believe that the iphone remains a formidable force, the iphone has simply lost its magic for some time now, especially in the design department and innovation. All that's left of apple now is its IOS (which isn't even that special if you ask me), loyal following (because of the iphone 4 series and below) and their small form factor. Otherwise from the top of my head, the Moto Z, Note 7, GS7E, OPX, Sony X Performance are all better designed phones than the iphone and by some distance even (which was unheard off before now). Especially the Moto Z, GS7 and the SXP.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So, from the gist of your posts, I take it you care more about the outside of your phone than the inside. I can respect that, but I prefer performance to perception. Every phone you've mentioned will indeed bog down at some point (except in the case of those of us who know cache clearing and other methods) something's I will never have to deal with regarding my iPhone. I'll take 2 to 3 years of excellent performance over 8 to 9 months thank you.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Exactly how long are we talking? Because at nine months now, no "bog down" on my Note 5. None on my Note 4 after a year. Stop trying so hard.

22. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's an in general assessment power my usage. Every Android device I've ever owned had experienced the slowing down phenomenon after 6-10 months. You've probably gone through all the bells and whistles the necessary to keep your device in pristine condition. Can you expect that from the average consumer? Of course not. The "slow down" with Android phones is as common place as the "boredom" syndrome many IPhone users get after a period of time. You forget you are a member of the vocal minority, not the average run of the mill Instagram spamming teenager.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't go through anything. Occasionally, I install an app that doesn't work right, I just uninstall it.

16. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

So you think only iPhones last 2-3 years. If that was your personal experience then it must have been a bad one but no way is it true for the majority. On the contrary, I would say the iphone is less reliable due to it's fragile display as more people are prone to break their phones by dropping it than wearing it down over time from excessive use.

19. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

This information is wrong. There is not, and never has been, a way to delete individual documents and data from any specific app, let alone all the documents and data from a specific app. At least, Apple gives no way to do this from the phone itself. The only function remotely like this is iOS 8's auto clean function that only triggers if all the planets align right when your phone is running out of space.

20. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Hi kiko. What's up? While I admire your school of thought, most phones I mentioned will still run smoothly in 2-3 years time if we're being honest. Well, yes. when it comes to performance the iphone will remain king of all smartphones and for some time even but at what cost? Does the performance really make a difference to matter at this point? Moreover, these days, even a mid range range phone can run pretty well too. Well, maybe I may have exagerated with my rant but its because I'm pretty much bored with smart phones these days, hence I still rock a nexus 5 till date. They all feel the same without bringing anything new and revolutionary to the table (this have been going on for some years now). This includes most android phones, not just the iphone tbh. While I like some, like the MOTO Z, and GS7E, the rest just bore the hell out of me. Like the htc 10, OP3, Sony Experia's, GS6 (and below), IPhones, Nexus etc This is the exact reason I'm basically all over the Moto Z. I want features, functions, add-ons. let me get some extras for my monies worth. Let me get a sense of adventure when I wake up to my phone everyday all without loosing style. That should be what a flagship is all about. If I should buy a flagship phone, then I want a phone that does somethings extra that the phone next door can't do. Yeah make expensive for all I care, hell make it $2,000 but let it just give me a different experience from what I've been getting since 6 years ago.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah...what he said. We don't need a $200 phone pretending t be a $800 phone.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You claim is lame. All computers over time get slow. The iPhone certainly does get slow over time. All phones do. I still have my S3/S4, and they are no slower now than they were in the beginning. Just both have larger firmware's. One of the things I notice that typical slows phones, is installing apps you really use or don't use, having internal storage close to full. Like any computer, a reboot always refreshes the device. The iPhone is no exception. Yes Apple has done great with memory management, but it has its drawbacks. But you are claiming Apple devices never slow down and its simply not true. Internal flash is volatile storage. It degrades over time and with the degradation comes a degrade in performance.

31. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I never started they don't slow down, they just don't do it as promptly. This was an unavoidable flaw with Android's prerogative of "open". They built their operating system on top of flawed coding parameters, and they've paid the price for it. High tech electronics should NOT be slowing down after 1 year of use. That's unacceptable. However, I still buy them anyways..... call it whimsical expenditures on my part.

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