Apple traditionally refreshes its flagship iPhone line in September. It means the next-gen device, likely to be called iPhone 7, is less than two months away. The rumor mill is busy trying to reveal even the tiniest details about the upcoming phone ahead of the official unveiling. Now a couple of spy shots taken in China (via NoWhereElse.fr) show what the iPhone 7 Pro, 7 Plus and the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 would look like on the front and back.
iPhone 7 Pro to get dual camera, Smart Connector
Yes, there will be a 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Pro and the spy shots suggest that the dual-camera setup will be exclusive to this version. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus are unlikely to feature the dual camera. NoWhereElse adds that the Pro version could be even more powerful than the iPhone 7 Plus. This is not the first time the Pro model has leaked.
Earlier this month, an iPhone 7 price leak pointed to the Pro version. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also said in a research note that the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus would sport a dual-camera system based on technology from LinX Imaging. Turns out, there will be two 5.5-inch iPhones – one with a dual-camera setup (Pro) and one without it (Plus). Two cameras could significantly improve color fidelity, low-light performance and recreate depth of field.
Will it be an ‘S’ series device?
In line with previous leaks, the antenna lines have been repositioned. On the back of the iPhone 7 Pro, you can see an iPad-like Smart Connector. The Cupertino company could reportedly take advantage of the Smart Connector for a battery case. The legitimacy of the spy shots hasn’t yet been verified, so they should be taken with a grain of salt.
The back side of the phones shows the “S” branding, which has caused some confusion. Apple last year released the iPhone 6S and this year’s device should be called iPhone 7. Apple might be considering making it an “S” version that carries minor updates. Another possible explanation is that the “S” marking on the back could simply be a placeholder for dummies of the iPhone 7 that are sent to accessories manufacturers.