New report says Apple iPhone 7 Pro is out, iPhone 7 Plus is in sporting a dual lens camera on back

New report says Apple iPhone 7 Pro is out, iPhone 7 Plus is in sporting a dual lens camera on back
According to some recently published reports, Apple will release two versions of the iPhone 7 this year. There will be the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 7 and the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The rumored third model, the Apple iPhone 7 Pro, is out. According to reliable sources who spoke with Mac Otakara, Apple devised the latter model just in case it had problems manufacturing enough dual lens cameras. In that scenario, the iPhone 7 Plus would have featured a single lens camera with the dual lens seen on a limited edition iPhone 7 Pro handset.

Since Apple seems to have no problems with the production of the dual lens camera, there is no need for the iPhone Pro. Thus, that model is out, and it will be the iPhone 7 Plus that will feature the dual lens camera. The second lens will reportedly offer optical zooming.

According to the same sources, Apple toyed with the idea of using a name like the Apple iPhone 6SE in order to keep the iPhone 7 name for next year's 10th anniversary model. Instead, it decided not to use an "S" name for two-years in a row. To give credit where it is due, tipster Evan Blass called for two new 2016 iPhone models back in July. He said that Apple would release the iPhone 7 (with the code name Sonora) and the iPhone 7 Plus (Dos Palos) this year.

The reliable sources cited by Mac Otakara added that we will see only minor changes this year such as the A10 chipset, the removal of the 3.5mm earphone jack and a new capacitive home button. Electromagnetics will allow the user to feel the sensation of a button clicking.

We expect to see the new iPhone 7 models unveiled on September 7th with pre-orders starting two days later, The phones could be released on September 23rd.


source: MacOtakara (translated) via MacRumors

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iPhone 7 Plus
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88 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I prefer the old camera design.

55. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Seems it's going to be a gimmick anyway. If it was something they put serious effort towards, they wouldn't be ready to just drop it if supplies were low. Also, this is a camera change within a year of the previous camera change, and that usually isn't the Apple way. Let's see how it all comes together though.

74. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I just think it's a shame that they limited the features of the dual camera setup to simply allow the image to focus faster (Or so I've read is its primary function). After watching Lenovo's press conference a month or two back, it was amazing what they were able to do with dual cameras on their devices in regards to augmented reality.

89. sgodsell

Posts: 7218; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I am wondering if this is kind of like the LG G5 dual camera. Only the G5 's other camera is wide angle. So if Apple double their existing camera up, then placed another lens in front to give it a different focal length. This is how they would zoom in to a different focus. So I don't think it's actually zooming in like other camera's. Have to wait for someone to rip one apart.

2. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Idk why people thought apple would make three versions of the iPhone while sales are down. They're not Samsung

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Samsung does that? When?

12. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Since like 2011

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

S7, S7 edge, S7 Active. Less than 6 months later Note 7.

22. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Plus their lower-priced handsets like the J3

28. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

S7 active is an at&t exclusive only in the U.S and the Note 7 is a Q3 phone. Also apple is selling the iphone 7 and 5se in the same year

34. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple never made a device called "5se"...

63. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Pretty sure that was a rip on the se.

90. sgodsell

Posts: 7218; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 5SE is not a flagship. Everyone knows that one.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why not? even iSE can't save their Q2 market share.. guess they'll release one or two iPhone cheap model 6months from now

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do you even bother posting dude? I'm being serious, when I say you never make sense, and seem to only post for attention.

38. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

They made the iPad pro. They can do the same with the phone if they wanted.

80. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

iPhone is out, Android is in!

82. jvoosten

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 21, 2016

if only android had the same quality in the app store... there's no decent alternative for pixelmator, coda, garageband, cubasis, etc... Android is for mobile gamers and gadgeteers. Besides there's not one email app that rivals the stock iOS app. not to mention the cohesiveness of iOS compared to android. I'm switching back to iOS this fall!

94. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Samsung stock email is better

4. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'm buying iPhone 7 Plus. it's screen is not as good as Note 7, but I'm betting that the A10 chip will be a beast and the camera is at least as good as Note 7's.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

beast like what? 0.1second faster at launching apps, or extra 2fps at some games?

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

No, the iPhone 6s does that lol!

20. Unordinary unregistered

The iPhone 5 has better framerate and speed than most of the "80+%" market share of Android phones lmao.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

They just keep throwing cores at the problem like it's gonna help too. Last year it was Octa-Core, next tear it's Deca-Core.....and it's still gonna get smoked by a dual core chip with 2 gigs of RAM. If they really wanna catch up to the iPhone, stop using Java..... it's ass. But they won't, because hey, software doesn't matter.....amirite fellas?/s

24. Unordinary unregistered

You hit the nail on the head. Java is killing Android and always will. Its also why our Android friends need 574389 MaH batteries in their devices.

42. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Agreed that java sucks. BTW, that dual core is a monster, so don't make it look like iOS is so efficient that it runs faster on inferior hardware.

45. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That wasn't the intention...... but the fact it came out that way speaks volumes. From the way people talk around here you'd think Apple was using inferior hardware. I just hate the excuses. "The screen is lower resolution" they yell, not realizing that app opening speed has more to do with memory speed and management than anything. Speaking of mernory....how come no other OEM uses NVMe? It's clearly superior to everything on the market, so why not use it?

56. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I agree with you, those trolls know nothing, but there are also some trolls out there who are like "The iPhone is faster on JUST a dual core SoC", and they are as annoying as the fandroids' About the NVMe, the moment I heard that the iPhone 6s had NVMe, I was like "AWESOME, I want this on other phones".

50. Unordinary unregistered

"Inferior hardware" that performs faster than its "superior" competition. Isnt that quite pathetic... you know... for the other guys? Lmao

53. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

well I certainly dont agree with those idiots who say the iPhone's SoC is 'inferior'

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