Enjoying the feel of that sparkly new rose gold iPhone 6S in your hand, and the joy of 3D Touch? Well, we don’t want to spoil that, but Apple’s already working on the iPhone 7, and rumors about it are beginning to heat up. Here’s what we think we know about Apple’s next major smartphone release so far.
Will there be 3 models?
The number of iPhones is growing. Initially, there was only one new iPhone each year, but now there are three: a 4.7-inch model, a 5.5-inch model, and a 4-inch model. Some sources hint that Apple will launch yet another version of the iPhone in 2016. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are more or less guaranteed to replace the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as the flagships, but rumors hint that there may be a new iPhone 7 Pro (or iPhone 7 Plus Premium) model, too.
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The latest report to suggest that Apple will launch three iPhone 7 models comes from Mobipicker, which claims to have exclusive knowledge of Apple production plans. The site says that Apple is ramping up production for 3 iPhone models: the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro. The site says the iPhone 7 Pro may go by the moniker iPhone 7 Plus Premium, but the name isn’t a certainty yet. Apparently, the devices are already in production.
It’s unknown what features will set the third new iPhone 7 model apart from its brothers, though some rumors hint that the camera tech will be different. This report does come from a relatively unknown source, so consider it with due skepticism.