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No one could call this hot new iPhone 7 Pro concept boring

Published Aug 3rd, 2016 9:47AM EDT
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For the third year in a row, Apple is expected to launch two new iPhones in September, including a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. Some rumors say that a 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Pro is also in the works, or that the Plus will be renamed to Pro, but we’re still looking at just two screen sizes for the 2016 generation of iPhones. A new concept video envisions what a Pro version of the iPhone might look like, imagining one particularly cool feature for the phone.

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YouTuch channel TechDesigns used existing iPhone 7 leaks to come up with this 3D render of the iPhone 7 Plus. Everything we expect from the phone is in there: A dual-lens camera on the back, redesigned antenna lines, no headphone jack, and iOS 10 running the show.

Even the color is new, as we’re looking at a black iPhone 7 Pro version here.

One other new iPhone feature that not all rumors agree on is a Smart Connector on the back, which TechDesigns chose to incorporate in its render. The connector in this case could be used to enable wireless charging on the phone, and the designers have even imagined what an Apple-made wireless charger might look like. As you can see in the following clip, the charger also doubles as an external wireless battery that you’d be able to take with you on the road for on-the-go wireless charging.

The 5.5-inch iPhone already has stellar battery life compared to its smaller sibling. But given that many people travel with an external battery on them at all times, users would certainly love it to have wireless charging capabilities as well.

This is just a concept, of course. There’s no telling if any iPhone 7 will feature wireless charging, so we’ll just have to wait for Apple’s September keynote to see if the company really has plans to add wireless charging to its next-generation iPhones.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.