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There might be no iPhone 7 Pro after all
We have just come to know that there might me no iPhone 7 Pro at all. iPhone 7 Pro was the rumored high specced variant of iPhone 7 Plus which Apple was expectedly going to launch alongside its two traditional models. According to Japanese site Macotakara, the plans to launch the Pro model have been scrapped by the tech giant. Moreover, the company would go with the natural naming convention of numbering the new iPhones as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus instead of naming them 6SE, which was rumored as the new iPhones basically won't ramp up the design aspects from the original iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.
The reason for Apple giving up on plans to bring iPhone 7 Pro to the market seems to be the fact that the company was initially apprehensive about being able to manufacture dual lens camera for the larger iPhone in abundance so decided on a Pro model carrying the dual camera in limited quantities. But later, as production issues resolved, they might have decided to put the dual lens camera in iPhone 7 Plus itself rather than breaking from tradition and launching a third model. Probably, they also might want to stick to Apple's two model theory. But that should be lesser of a reason as Apple has already diversified its portfolio with iPhone SE launch in March this year.
Having dual cameras on a phone is the in thing currently and Apple seems to have been pipped to the post by a number of Android OEMs. Huawei P9's dual camera is receiving rave reviews by bloggers worldwide while LG has always been known for putting classy cameras on their G series smartphones. LG G5 with a dual camera setup is no exception. Huawei Honor 8 is another smartphone that carries the dual camera lens. Apple would have to do something spectacular this time around with the image quality as it has already started receiving flak for not making modifications to the iPhone design.
The discarded iPhone 7 Pro model was supposed to carry the flagship mantle with some super high end specifications like OLED display and Smart Connector technology to connect external third party devices similar to iPad Pro tablets. However, now that the Pro model is seemingly no more, the major source of design changes would appear only in 2017, the year when Apple is celebrating the 10th anniversary of iPhone's launch and reportedly employing an entire glass construction for the coveted smartphone.
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