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An outlandish iPhone 7 Plus rumor that actually makes a lot of sense

Published Mar 2nd, 2016 1:37PM EST
iPhone 7 Rumor

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A sketchy rumor originally spotted by MacRumors suggests that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 Plus might actually be branded as the iPhone Pro. According to a report emanating from the Chinese website MyDrivers, Apple is considering the name change in an effort to more fully differentiate the larger 5.5-inch model iPhone from its smaller 4.7-inch companion.

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Truth be told, this idea actually makes quite a bit of sense. Consider this: At first glance, the only apparent difference between an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus would be their different screen sizes. But with rumors swirling that the iPhone 7 Plus will be the only iPhone model to be graced with the company’s exciting dual camera lens technology, why not make that distinction clearer with a ‘Pro’ designation?

As we’ve detailed previously, a dual camera setup on the iPhone would represent a huge step forward in terms of image quality, low light image capture, zoom detail and more. It’s also worth pointing out that Apple a while back acquired an Israeli company that was well-regarded for their slim camera modules that were capable of delivering near-DSLR performance.

That being the case, if the camera on what would ordinarily be called the iPhone 7 Plus completely blows all competing smartphones out of the water, calling it the iPhone Pro or iPhone 7 Pro makes a whole a lot of sense.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.

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