Claimed ‘iPhone 7 Pro’ shown on newly leaked photos

By , Jul 18, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus image 001

Dutch blog re-posted Monday some interesting new photos that allegedly show off a three-model iPhone 7 lineup consisting of the claimed ‘iPhone 7’, ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ and ‘iPhone 7 Pro’ models. The images were originally posted on Chinese social network Weibo by an unknown source and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Rumors earlier in the year said Apple would release a brand new ‘Pro’ model of its handset alongside the expected 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus variants.

The alleged three-model iPhone 7 lineup can be seen top of post.

The frontside of the claimed iPhone 7 Pro pictured on the top photo looks identical to the regular iPhone 7 model, begging the question of iPhone 7 Pro features that would presumably entice would-be customers to opt for that model.

If I were a betting man, I’d say that the Pro model could feature an increased iSight camera resolution or a brand new screen based on OLED technology.

And here’s a purported image showing a regular 4.7-inch iPhone 7 model with a larger camera opening backside along with a curved camera ring appearance.

iPhone 7 image 001

What’s up with the “S” branding on the back?

Since we’re speculating, let me remind you that a tenth anniversary iPhone in 2017 is said to be called ‘iPhone 8’ rather than ‘iPhone 7s’. Could it be that Apple will again apply the S-branding to this year’s iPhone after releasing the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus last September in order to make the transition to next year’s ‘iPhone 8’—I don’t know—more logical from a marketing standpoint, perhaps?

Only time will tell…

What do you guys make of this: real or fake?

Source: Weibo via (Google Translate)

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    • Agreed, these are just mockups. Even the so called “PRO” really looks the same as the other, can’t see the back camera bump to verify the difference.

  • Valinor

    the iphone was the top line of Apple, which always got the latest and best specs. Then they came up with the ‘plus’ model which featured better specs than the normal model (not talking about the size)
    And now they are coming up with a pro, which should have even better specs…..
    So basically the normal iphone model has become the “SE” model……only the price is still the same as a ‘top model’ phone.
    Do they think we are idiots?
    I’ll be switching to Samsung or HTC when my contract ends in a few months.
    Maybe if the 2017 iphone surprises me, I’ll switch back.

    • igorsky

      So you’ll be cutting off your nose to spite your face? Congrats. If Apple does think we’re idiots then you certainly confirmed it.

      • Valinor

        Great comment

    • Actually, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus all have (mostly) same specs, the only difference being bigger screen (and OIS on Plus model)

      • Valinor

        OIS and fullhd are 2 important specs.

      • You cannot expect all screen sizes to have full HD resolution, especially four-inch form factors

      • Valinor

        Why not, 4.7 inch phones should at least have FullHD resolution. Anything higher is indeed overkill.
        Samsung s7 has 5.1 inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels and it looks awesome. S6 the same. So for 4.7 inch i do expect FullHD, especially if its Apples flagship device.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        Christian is happy with his iPhone SE

      • Bill

        So am I. As an added bonus, I already had some cases for it from when I had an iPhone 5 a few years ago.

      • Abhijeet Gupta


      • Bill
      • CAIO MARIZ®

        The screen quality doesn’t depend from the Numbers of pixel, look at LG G3 and S7 screen, same pixels two different worlds

      • Valinor

        The sharpness does. You are making it sound like its ok to keep this resolution and pay full price for the phone. There are alot of fullhd phones out there (even cheap chinese phones) that have a great fullhd screen. So why cant Apple do it.

      • CAIO MARIZ®

        Apple has to improve the screen quality, contrast, black level, wider gamut P3 (like iPad Pro and iMac 5K), brightness, viewing angles, not the pixel per inch, they are useless in terms of quality, look at the iPad Pro 9.7 display and look at theiPad 3 display, same resolution, the iPad Pro is way, way, way better, it seems a completely different Technology, it seems a display with more resolution, you can read text like a paper, you can’t see the pixels,
        the same on iphone 6S vs IPhone 4, same resolution in ppi, completely different quality and visibility

      • Valinor

        yeah so? You’re making excuses for Apple but the screen quality has been the same (with minor tweaks) since iphone 4s. Look at a iphone 4s screen, now look at a iphone 6s screen. Not much difference is there………
        Now look at a Samsung screen….. Wow
        Samsung can do it, HTC can do it. You’re telling me its too hard for Apple to do it because of all the stuff you typed? Ok thanks for telling me they suck at staying up to date with technology. I guess all the people expecting a state of the art phone should switch to other phones because Apple cant deliver.

      • CAIO MARIZ®

        HTC and Samsung 3/4 years ago have an horrible screen Technology, now Samsung has a better screen Technology but colors are still far from the perfect grey scale, calibration and wider gamut reached by iPad Pro 9.7″, look at its review on displaymate,
        If Samsung display was HD on 4.5″ or Full HD on 5″ nobody could see the difference between these one and the same displays with QHD resolution, they were all brilliant, vivid and defined
        the screen and pixel Technology matters, the pixels over 300ppi don’t matter, you can see it on phone, tablet and PC
        QHD/4K is only marketing and it’s only a burden for the GPU

      • Valinor

        You keep talking about the ipad pro. All I’m saying is, I want fullhd on 4.7 inch. You can see that difference on a 4.7 inch phone.
        Also I’m not saying they should put the ipad pro screen in the iphone. I just want a small resolution bump. Its not that hard.

      • CAIO MARIZ®

        I absolutely don’t want full HD on 4.7 iPhone, it drains battery and it tires the GPU, iPhone 6S is the smoothest and fastest phone on earth thanks to its perfect resolution for the size, you can’t see the pixels, if they put full hd i will not buy it, because it’s stupid marketing that has no sense

      • ieatcalcium

        Dude, the S6 had a more color accurate screen than even the iPhone 6s. the S7 is even better. Apple used to brag about “color accuracy” but does that really matter to 95% of consumers? Even if it did, Samsung has been making better displays for almost two years now. Apple is falling behind quickly.

      • OIS should be on the normal iPhone 7 regardless.

  • Martynet

    maybe the iPhone 7 plus will have same camera as iphone 7 and max 128 GB. And iPhone PRO will have the dual camera and 256 GB storage?

  • Jake Platt

    I hadn’t been overly excited about the iPhone 7 yet, but I must admit that last picture of the supposed i7 in gold does look quite nice. Moving the antenna bands and cleaning up the protruding camera does make quite a difference.

    • Xee

      No the gold looks totally lame.

      Where is the black colour version? Space grey and especially these other namby pamby colours just don’t cut it for me!
      Boring Apple!

      • Jake Platt

        Each to their own. I am hoping for this rumoured black model too, but think the gold here looks good also.

  • Jamessmooth

    Interesting on the “S” branding. iPhone 6Ss Pro? I don’t know.
    Also, is it just me or does the “pro” model look wider than the “plus” model? Whatever the case, I’m excited. Love this time of year!

  • HamptonWalley

    Fake, also why is the 10th anniversary in 2017? This Iphone 7 is going to be the 10th generation! 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6S, 7

  • Abhijeet Gupta
  • Bugs Bunnay

    Yay an iphone that looks like the iphone 6 with slightly improved specs!

  • Bill

    I will offer a simple possible explanation for the ‘S’ branding – they just used the same printer they already had to put ‘iPhone’ on the back, which included the other text as well. You wouldn’t spend a bunch of money retooling every aspect of the process until you were sure it’s what you want. Just retool enough to make the big changes, distribute a few of the new devices out to whomever does real world testing, and go from there. There might be five or six variations of this new phone out in the wild that all look different and maybe none of them will be representative of the final design.

  • I still doubt there’ll be a plus and a pro model released together..

  • Abed Hamid Abu Laban

    Fake,definitely fake.

  • Franklin Richards

    “Pro”… Apple hasn’t genuinely made a good “Pro” product in years. This is a bad sign.

  • askep3

    Lmao saying it’s the 7s then having no good features is just sad. If all the rumors are true it’s more like the 6ss. But only if all the disappointing rumors are true.