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My Drivers, a Chinese website that covers IT industry, is reporting today that Apple’s next smartphone refresh will come with a tweaked naming scheme. A high-end iPhone 7 Plus model with dual cameras will be reportedly getting a ‘Pro’ moniker in order to better distinguish itself from the regular iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models.

Apple’s product naming scheme is currently all over the place.

The upcoming four-inch iPhone, for example, is said to be marketed as ‘iPhone SE,’ marking the first iPhone upgrade without a number in its name. And, of course, we now have the iPad Pro, in addition to the iPad Air and iPad mini lineups.

If Apple sticks to its annual refresh cycle, the iPhone 7 (can you believe we’ve burned through nine iPhone iterations already?) is going to be released in September. We’re still seven months away from the big day, but leaks and numerous rumors have been swirling around for some time now.

Earlier today, French blog NowhereElse.fr published a set of images that purportedly show off an iPhone 7 frame, but a closer inspection suggests that part was likely designed for a Huawei device because there’s a hole for the headphone jack at the bottom and the display assembly frame measures 5.2 inches diagonally.

In addition to losing the headphone jack in favor of Lightning-based and wireless headsets, a 5.5-inch version of Apple’s next iPhone is rumored to arrive in two flavors: the regular version and a high-end one with dual cameras.

If true, that would make for three iPhones this fall: an entry-level iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch screen, an iPhone 7 Plus with a 5.5-inch display and an even pricier iPhone 7 Pro with certain exclusive features, like the dual-lens camera.

Does that make sense to you?

iPhone 5se and iPhone 7 concept rendering top of post courtesy of Curved.de.

Source: My Drivers (Google Translate)

  • Vince Reedy

    What would be “pro” about a cellphone?

    • Rowan09

      The name. Lol

    • nonchalont

      More “professional” looking pictures

    • Well I think Plus name will be dropped for Pro. Being as a lot of Android phones use Plus or +. I’m also leaning toward this since the bigger iPad uses the ‘Pro’ as well. Sure there are Samsung’s with the pro name but not as many.

    • Rook HD

      the iPhone 7 Pro can wipe your bum and do your laundry

  • lou111

    Jesus… We still have february. It’s getting higher with every month since iPhone 6s premiere. R u gonna write about every, empty rumour for the next half year?

    • Rhetorical question, but I’ll still answer with a Yes.

    • KOZY_Gremlin_Gang

      It’s an iPhone blog what do u expect them to report on? Of course they’re gonna write every time a part/feature leaks on an unreleased phone get over it

      • lou111

        I am expecting true informations, because something new is coming – not from the reason “we have to write something daily, even there’s nothing”.

        How many times we must read about the name of the new iPhone? And, what’s important – there is no informations. There always put “?” in the end, so… Tommorow they can write, for example: “iPhone 7 will be a “The New iPhone”? or “Apple event on first week of September?”.

        EMPTY rumours, just for keeping activity on the site

    • Rook HD

      the 6 months before the new iPhone is a sweet spot for rumors. SO yes, they will keep writing and we will keep reading.

  • Rowan09

    This would be stupid. Are they going to add $100 more from the Plus for Plus Pro? They would have to give some impressive features besides 2 cameras for $100 more if this is actually true.

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  • therealjjohnson

    I don’t care what the phones are named. I’ll just buy what works for me best. I suggest people do the same.

  • Jamessmooth

    Nope it sure doesn’t. It makes sense to me, but if true this is sure to confuse people. iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Pro makes more sense.

  • triggerhappypunk

    i’m holding out for the Executive model… iPhone 10.exe

  • Firedomain

    I’ll wait for the iPhone 8 Plus Pro SE Ultra Super Exec edition…. Or is that too simple to be an apple naming convention? Seriously Apple…

  • I think the Plus name will be dropped for Pro. Being as a lot of Android phones rs use the Plus or +. I’m also leaning toward this since the bigger iPad uses the ‘Pro’ as well.

  • [RECON1]

    I like the looks of the last one. Space Gray more to match the new MacBooks and the Apple Watch. Hopefully they’ll make it a little thicker to slap at least a 3,000 man battery in it. I’ve never had an issue with sound on my phone, but maybe some dual speakers kind of like the iPad Pro.

  • Jose Rivera

    Is anyone else in favor of the next iPhone being called iPhone X? It’s going to be the 10th generation iPhone and X suits it better than 7… It would also make sense if the decide to go with iOS X, instead of iOS 10…

  • Fardeen Beharry

    i would hate two versions of the iphone 7 plus, why can’t we have only two version of the iphone and include the dual camera on both versions, other manufacturers already have dual cameras, so its no excuse