Apple could be working on an iPhone 7 Pro with dual-camera set-up and a Smart Connector at the bottom, according to reports in Japanese media showing design schematics of this phone.
The design was published in a Japanese Magazine Mac Fan, and Japanese Apple blog Macotakara has also picked up the report.
According to the reports, iPhone 7 Pro as it is being called, will have a 5.5-inch LCD Display, will be 7.3 mm in thickness, same as the current iPhone 6s Plus, and come with a dual-lens iSight camera.
There won’t a headphone jack in the iPhone 7 Pro, instead there will be a Smart Connector where battery cases, other docks can be plugged in. The ‘Smart Connector’ photos also show three dots at the back of the iPhone 7 Pro.
As this report on 9to5Mac notes, there is some skepticism around the latest claim, but the dual-lens system has been noted by others as well. Also images of this ‘Smart Connector’ have leaked before.
On the dual-camera set-up, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had said that the iPhone 7 Plus will come with this feature. His note, which was shared by Apple Insider, said that both lenses will be 12 mp, sourced from Sony. One will have OIS and wider field of view, the other “will come loaded for bear with a 2-3x telephoto lens,” according to Kuo’s note.
Apple won’t be the first to launch a dual-rear camera set-up. Huawei’s P9 has a dual rear-camera, one that takes monochrome pictures and the other than shoots in colour. As always, every Apple rumour needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.
For Apple, though the stakes will be high with the iPhone 7 given that the company has seen a revenue drop with the iPhone 6s in Q2 of 2016, which is a first since 2003.