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According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, released in September of 2016 alongside the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7, is the most popular "Plus" model Apple has released, outselling the 2014 iPhone 6 Plus and the 2015 iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple's Plus lineup has always had differentiating factors compared to the smaller iPhones Apple offers, but in the iPhone 7 Plus, the dual camera appears to have been particularly popular with customers. The iPhone 7 Plus features both a standard wide-angle lens and a 56mm telephoto lens, which can be used to improve photos.

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It also features a "Portrait" mode that's used with the 56mm lens to create high-quality DSLR-style images with blurred backgrounds to highlight subjects, a unique function that may have drawn more interest.

Customers may also be getting used to the larger form factor in general. In 2014, with the switch to the 4.7 and 5.5-inch sizes, going from the 4-inch iPhone 5 line to the 5.5-inch size was a huge jump, but with two years to adjust to the new display sizes, it's not such a leap.

Cook said that Apple had underestimated demand for the iPhone 7 Plus, leading to supply and demand issues with the device that impacted sales. Despite that, Apple saw record iPhone sales during the quarter, selling a total of 78.3 million iPhones.

Article Link: iPhone 7 Plus is Most Popular 'Plus' Model Apple Has Released
 

ILuvEggplant

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Tim how about doing something with the larger screen?

i swear the apple software team is on vacation.

we have **** mail app, siri, calendar, and ios that doesn't offer anything more other than rotating icons in landscape

but open that app then it goes back to portrait .

I'll be the 1st to say this but Steve Jobs would have never let that happen.
 
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chr1s60

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The plus version has gotten more popular with each release. So of course for iPhone 8 the plus will be in limited supply at launch.
 
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Porco

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#You _ like _ big phonesAndYouCanNotLie, ThePlusPhonesAreOnesYouBuy...

Dom Joly must be irritated his old Trigger Happy TV phone sketches increasingly look like documentaries rather than comedy...

I am not a fan of these giant slabs as phones, but I don't begrudge them to others who like the larger sizes.

Personally I prefer the relatively compact size of the SE, and I hope Apple continue to make phones in all the sizes they currently do.
 
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RandomRazer

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well most people were upgrading from small er iphones and becase apple decides to make a phone that should ahve been the 6s nott he 7, it feels more like an upgrade tot he 7 PLUS LOL
 
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jiggad369

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But...but...but where is the *insert inches* phone we want?

Amidointhisrite?
 
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Keness

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Might the latest quarter "record sales" have something to do with the Samsung Battery debacle? Not being a downer, just haven't seen this pointed out anywhere.

Possibly, but Apple almost always has a record quarter for the quarter that includes new iPhone releases. In fact, except for a couple small misses, Apple pretty much always beats the year-ago quarter, making each new quarter a record quarter. You have to compare year-ago quarters as opposed to just the "last" quarter because, for example, it would be unfair to compare the quarter AFTER the Christmas season to the quarter which did include Christmas. So to compare like-for-like, they always compare the 4th to the prior 4th to the prior 4th, etc.
 
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tippytap90

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At least there's a reason now other than size to go with the Plus. When the 6+ came out the only other major selling point seemed to be that you could rotate it into landscape mode. I'd still like to see 3 sizes.
 
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myscrnnm

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Might the latest quarter "record sales" have something to do with the Samsung Battery debacle? Not being a downer, just haven't seen this pointed out anywhere.
I feel like the Note 7 situation probably had a negligible effect on iPhone sales, since most Note 7 buyers are diehard fans who call Apple users sheep while continuing to wait for the next Galaxy Note despite the last one exploding, and then Samsung claiming the problem had been rectified when in reality it wasn't.
 
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