New Report Confirms 'iPhone 7' and 'iPhone 7 Plus' Names, Effectively Ending 'iPhone 7 Pro' Rumors

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The assumed names of this year's iPhone lineup -- "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" -- have been confirmed by "reliable sources" speaking with Japanese site Mac Otakara. The sources said that Apple is following this name scheme to avoid confusion of having back-to-back iPhones with "S" in the name, even though the iPhone 7 will largely be a minor update over the iPhone 6s.

The new report nixes the chance for an additional third tier "iPhone 7 Pro," which was a rumored dual-lens alternative to the single-lens "iPhone 7 Plus" early in the rumor cycle. The less-powerful camera option was said to be created by Apple as a fallback in case the dual-lens technology didn't pan out. Now that everything seems to be going well for the company in this area, and mockups have repeatedly shown a dual-lens camera enclosure, it makes sense for Apple to revert to the well-known "Plus" moniker for its next-generation 5.5-inch dual-lens iPhone, and drop any reference to "Pro" altogether.


Otherwise, Mac Otakara reiterates on the expected rumors of the iPhone 7: there won't be a 3.5 mm headphone jack, it will house an A10 chip, and it will introduce a new flush, capacitive Home Button in lieu of the traditional physical switch. That last aspect of the new iPhone has been a bit more up in the air in the weeks ahead of the September launch, since it's hard to fully decipher whether recent image mockups confirm one way or the other if the Home Button is pressure-sensitive or not.

It's believed that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be revealed at an Apple event on September 7, with pre-orders beginning two days later on September 9. A recent leak from AT&T has pushed back the reported launch of the new iPhone, however, suggesting that Apple could be preparing a wide release on September 23, although the original rumor of September 16 is also still a viable option.

Article Link: New Report Confirms 'iPhone 7' and 'iPhone 7 Plus' Names, Effectively Ending 'iPhone 7 Pro' Rumors
 
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nt5672

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Actually I'm glad to see some common sense out of Apple. Pro means connectors, non-walled garden, changeable components, the most powerful processors, etc. Today Apple does not make a single Pro device. Hopefully that changes, but I am not holding my breath.
 

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Actually I'm glad to see some common sense out of Apple. Pro means connectors, non-walled garden, changeable components, the most powerful processors, etc. Today Apple does not make a single Pro device. Hopefully that changes, but I am not holding my breath.
Funny the box for my iPad says "iPad Pro" and my MacBook actually says "MacBook Pro". I think you Need to check the Apple website to see what they sell since that are several "Pro" products.
 

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I don't care about names. I just care about what it can do. I have never skipped an iPhone (besides the C and the latest smaller one) and I most likely won't now.
 
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Funny the box for my iPad says "iPad Pro" and my MacBook actually says "MacBook Pro". I think you Need to check the Apple website to see what they sell since that are several "Pro" products.
I think what he meant was that the products are not "Pro", even their name says Pro. He wants a "Pro" device to be more customizable, more high end hardware and so on.
 

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Sounds like a good thing to keep the naming convention consistent and not adding more complexity to it.

I'm a little surprised we haven't see any comments about AT&T or VZW or Sprint blocking a certain week off preventing employees from taking vacation like we sometimes hear about.
 
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Actually I'm glad to see some common sense out of Apple. Pro means connectors, non-walled garden, changeable components, the most powerful processors, etc. Today Apple does not make a single Pro device. Hopefully that changes, but I am not holding my breath.
Pro to apple (in ios land) means a pencil and kb. The iphone plus would at least need an apple pencil designed for it for apple to call it pro. The phone would need to be redesigned to accommodate the pencil.
 
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People are underestimating how much demand there is going to be for these new iPhones. I'm also expecting some unexpected surprises at the iPhone event that really will drive people to upgrade.

There is no doubt these will be the best iPhones Apple has ever made, and no doubt I will be among the first in line to order both models as soon as pre-ordering begins.
 

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If next year's rumors come to pass, I guess they'll be jumping to iphone 8. iphone 7 for one year makes it kind of misleading when it's simply an iteration of the 6 Series. But yeah, good luck selling an iphone 6SE...
 

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I don't get it.

While other companies try adding experimental features that might not sustain over time, Apple is iterating by removing these well-proven and established industry standards... Why?

Just to create artificial customer demand? That's not healthy for a tech company that claims to be in an innovative leadership position.
 

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Even the name is boring.
Apple is boring... is like going to the same club but with different management.

I remember ages ago. A friend of mine had a recording studio, full of people, making a load of money. He was moving and he sold the studio to some guys, some idiots who believe they would be making the same money.

Within a week of being sold the studio was empty. After a month even the receptionist left.

You can have all the technology but you need the genius behind.

Apple has been surviving because of marketing techniques and stock movements like dividing each share into 7. And yes, the apps and the iPhone. But you can go so far. Resizing and making thinner... can go so far.
 

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I'd save 7 for the glass iPhone in 2017 and call these iPhone 6x and 6x plus. X is a cool letter and it could be marketed as a crystallisation of the 6 design and engineering.
I actually like that. But I think their marketing department is having nightmares trying to figure out how to market an iphone 6 anything this fall.