Report confirms iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus names, no iPhone 7 Pro tier

By , Aug 17, 2016

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A new report from the fairly reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara has put an end to persisting iPhone 7 Pro rumors, saying Apple will stick to its regular handset naming convention and market the upcoming phones under the expected iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus monikers.

The report cites a “reliable information source” that previously provided accurate information regarding the iPhone 5c and was first to call for the iPhone SE name.

The report adds that the new phones feature a capacitive, non-moving Home button with Force Touch haptic feedback. Assuming the source is right, we can expect the usual 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone models in September, without a third ‘iPhone 7 Pro’ tier.

Japanese outlet Nikkei previously said that Apple did engineer a third Pro model with a dual-lens camera while the regular Plus model has a single-lens shooter. However, Nikkei claims Apple decided to ditch the Pro amid increased competition in the smartphone space and put the dual-lens camera inside the iPhone 7 Plus, which should also feature 3 GB of RAM.

Source: Mac Otakara (Google Translate)

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  • John Wickham

    Are we expecting iPhone 7 Plus to have 3GB of RAM and iPhone 7 to stay at 2GB?

    • Based on rumored reports, 3gb of ram.

  • Srv Rungta

    tragedy averted….

  • Virus

    What if Apple come out and call it the 6SE

  • Xee

    Bringing out a iPhone Pro tier would have been a seriously bad move by Apple, and seriously annoyed a lot of customers.

  • JayV81

    Yep, looks I’m finally making the switch after 5 years as an iPhone user. Sad, hope Apple brings its A-game with the iPhone 8.
    Note 7 baby.

    • ravinigga

      Go for a s7 edge is the same as a note only no s pen