It is rounding up that time again where iPhone rumors become a dime a dozen. With those rumors there are a few places out there that time after time still seem to know the facts and get the majority of leaks right. KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo is one of those resources. In a rumored note obtained by Kuo and leading Apple news site MacRumors, Apple will be releasing three models of the new iPhone 7 on top of the already available iPhone SE (hit the link to enter to win one from us).
iPhone 7 models will still be the 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch Plus and what sounds like a new model for you Apple heads out there. Rumors are swarming around a premium “iPhone 7 Pro” to be launched in the lineup as well. Kuo talks about the Pro, and how that it could sport a dual-camera from camera company LinX (camera company purchased by Apple in 2015), making it different from the other releases. Some of the features of the LinX tech is better speed and low light shots plus 2-3X optical zoom. The other great feature of LinX tech is the size. Being able to shrink down the camera might be able to finally get rid of the notorious camera bump that we all cannot stand.
The real question here is would able break up their models and offer this premium version of the iPhone? Yes, tons of people would opt for it and spend the money to have the top of the line. Yes, Apple would make boatloads of money from it. But doesn’t that kind of fragment the devices a tad? With quite a few choices in iPhones would this add too many to the picture and start confusing customers? With more and more flagship devices like the Samsung S7, out there dominating the camera space is Apple going to try to find an ultra-premium option to leap ahead? Would you pay for the upgrade?
The last thing to think about it of course that it is just a rumor. Kuo has leaked some winners in the past but could still be wrong. Let us know what you think in the comments. Would you spend the extra money to go with an ‘iPhone Pro’?