If the latest word on the street is to be believed, we’ll possibly see a third variant of the iPhone 7 come into play this year – something that has never happened before in the history of the company.
In 2014, the company moved in with two variants of the iPhone 6 – coming in with what is now the standard 4.7-inch variant and a larger 5.5-inch model that adopted the Plus moniker. While this was the case with last year’s release, it seems this year will see a third version join the party.
The production of the iPhone 7 has already begun which means the phone is on course for a September release, just like previous flagships. According to the leaked information about the upcoming Apple phones, the company seems to be prepping three versions of the iPhone 7 namely iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and a brand new iPhone 7 Pro.
In previous releases, it has been seen that the Plus variant is the premium version of the standard model. While this will remain to be the case this year, the iPhone 7 Plus will further be dwarfed by the specs availed on the iPhone 7 Pro. In essence, the new Pro model is a premium version of the already premium Plus model.
Apparently, Foxconn and Pegatron, Apple’s device makers, have increased their staff just in order for them to handle the three iPhone variants in time for a September release.
iPhone 7 Pro to feature dual-camera setup
As noted earlier, Apple debuted the Plus model in 2014. However, two years down the line, the company has yet to find a better way to differentiate these two devices other than their mere size. As a result, speculations have been rife that Cupertino will include a dual-camera setup in one of the iPhone 7 models, just as another way of differentiating the three variants.
More reports also claim that Apple will ditch the standard headphone jack, come in with a flush rear camera as well as include stereo speakers. As for the design, the company seems to be saving the major changes for 2017’s iPhone 7S, probably to mark its 10th anniversary in style. This means that we’ll probably get to see an iPhone 7 that is more of the same as the iPhone 6S in terms of looks.
Since the phone will be a year newer than the iPhone 6S, expect some changes in the hardware configuration. These may include a larger battery unit, a better camera, a newer chipset and even more RAM, among other minor upgrades. Apple will want to use this phone to revive its flattening iPhone sales as soon as possible, otherwise, it might be impossible to catch up with industry leader Samsung and its newly unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as well as the upcoming Galaxy Note 6, which, according to rumors, promises to be a major upgrade over the current Galaxy Note 5.