Earlier this week, a post published on the Japanese site, Mac Otakara, revealed the latest information about the upcoming iPhone 7. Among the many rumors, one stands out. Apparently, Apple is going to stop plug the switch on the “Pro” series.
The report follows months of back-and-forth rumors and speculation from various sources who reported up to three model variations of the iPhone 7.
The California-based tech giant would develop three iterations of the iconic device: the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus and a third handset dubbed iPhone 7 “Pro.”
But why is Apple ditching the “Pro” series?
Differences between the three models were also several, allegedly, but this latest report from Japan puts many of those rumors to rest. As it turns out, the source explains the iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 7 Pro were simply two versions of the same model.
The company was not entirely sure about including their new dual-lens camera feature in all of its iPhone 7 Plus models. Thus, the “Pro” bracket was born as a cautionary measure, but now it looks like it won’t see the daylight again.
If the rumor is real, Apple will reportedly get rid of the “Pro” because it will include the new camera in the entire rollout of upcoming “Plus” versions.
The iPhone 7 will have a much better camera
With these last reports, Apple’s latest generation of smartphones goes back to its usual business model of standard and premium versions. However, the 7S will take a significant leap forward regarding specs because the base iPhone 7 will now include a bonus feature.
According to a new batch of leaked images, both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will support optical image stabilization (OIS) in their rear cameras.
Although only the “Plus” will get the much-awaited dual-lens optics, OIS in the standard single-lens model is a vast improvement from previous generations.
Apple would change its signature “Home” button
The latest round of Apple rumors also confirmed some general spec suspicions about its 32 GB base storage, A10 processor, no 3.5 mm headphone jack, and bigger, better battery for the latest iPhones.
However, the unofficial reports further hinted at a significant change in the flagship devices: a pressure-sensitive home button would replace the physical click button the company made famous.
This technology will reportedly be similar to the one equipped in the newest MacBooks, favoring a trackpad-like feeling in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Furthermore, the new handsets will include a single Lightning port for their connectivity needs.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus during its marketing event this September.
Source: Mac Rumors