It seems like we get at least a dozen new iPhone 7 leaks each and every day now that the release date is fast approaching. If all goes according to plan — or at least, according to what most industry watchers believe to be Apple’s plan — two new iPhones will be unveiled in early or mid-September ahead of their launch toward the end of the month. Some believe they will be “boring” while others know that probably won’t be the case at all. But either way, these are the two most eagerly anticipated new smartphones of the year by a wide margin.
Earlier today we showed you leaked photos of a real iPhone 7 powered on for the first time ever, and now we have another first to share: An image of the larger iPhone 7 Pro model shown in all four colors.
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With the iPhone 6 back in 2014, Apple changed up its game plan with the iPhone lineup. Instead of launching just one new flagship phone (or one new phone and one repackaged phone like it did with the iPhone 5s and 5c), the company released two new phones. They were very similar for the most part, but there were three main differences: The size, the screen resolution, and optical image stabilization on the Plus model’s camera.
Apple stuck to the same script in 2015, but it looks like things will play out a bit differently this year. While the differences between the 6 and 6 Plus were subtle, as are the differences between the 6s and 6s Plus, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro will apparently have a bit more that separates them.
In addition to the overall size and screen size, reports and leaks suggest the iPhone 7 Pro will have two huge features that the smaller iPhone 7 will lack. The first is a dual camera setup, though we’re not yet sure exactly how Apple will utilize the new cameras. The second is a new Smart Connector port on the back that will seemingly allow new accessories to be connected with ease, as is the case with the iPad Pro.
The Pro/Plus model indeed seems like the better buy this year, and now a newly leaked photo shows us what’s in store. For the first time, mockups of the iPhone 7 Pro have been pictured together in all four colors.
The image above was found on Chinese microblogging site Weibo and reposted by Twitter user The Malignant. It doesn’t show actual iPhone 7 Pro models, but instead mockups that were likely created for case makers using actual schematics leaked from Foxconn.
Of note, we saw a similar leak earlier this month when a photo showing the smaller iPhone 7 in all four colors was posted on Weibo.
Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro smartphones during a press conference in early or mid-September. The phones should then launch later in the month, when Apple is expected to have another tough year of iPhone sales ahead of 2017’s huge tenth-anniversary redesign.