iPhone 7 Plus news: 'Pro' version could come with dual camera, optical zoom

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Apple may be planning to somehow change the name of the upcoming new iteration of its iPhone series. With the Cupertino-based company having named previous iPhones in an ordinal numbered series, with an “S” version coming as a following up later on, it appears that a “Pro” version would be introduced to users for the first time with the coming of the new iPhone 7.

For its launch, it is expected that Apple will be releasing the standard iPhone 7 variant, along with the bigger iPhone 7 Plus. However, according to a report by MyDrivers, it appears that Apple is also planning on releasing a premium version of the iPhone 7 Plus and will be called the Apple iPhone 7 Pro instead. According to the report, the “Pro” in the namesake of the device indicates that Apple will intend to make the device suitable for a more “professional” use and for people who are in need of more “professional” functions in their iPhones.

In a previous report, an investor’s note released by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as reported by Apple Insider hinted that Apple is currently working on a certain premium variant of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus.

The standard iPhone 7 will come with the usual iSight camera, while the premium version of the iPhone 7 Plusor the iPhone 7 Prowill come with a dual-camera setup for the main rear one, the analyst said. It will allegedly feature one lens with an Optical Imgae Stabilization features, and the other one with an optical zoom functionality, a first for any Apple mobile devices. Other features that will mimic the functions and quality of a DSLR camera to the small borders of an iPhone device might likewise be included. The dual camera setup is said to be being worked on by LinX Imaging, a company acquired by Apple last year.