If reports from sources around the world are to be believed then the iPhone 7 Pro is real and it's coming in September along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. We now also have a "leaked" image of what is claimed to be the iPhone 7 Pro, thanks to MacRumors. Even if it is true and the image is indeed a picture of the iPhone 7 Pro, it is probably just a prototype as its theoretical release date is still at least 4-5 months away.
From what we can see in the photo leaked by MacRumors, the Pro model will sport a dual-lens camera, a first for Apple smartphones. Also, the design elements do not seem to have changed much from last year's iPhone 6s. Before you laugh away the entire thing as a hoax, consider the fact that Feld & Volk have released certain iPhone 7 Pro renders of their own, inspired by these photos. Feld & Volk is famous for offering post market iPhone modification services and their last rendition, which was of the iPhone 6, turned out to be flawless in 2014. Add the statement of OnLeaks/Steve Hemmerstoffer which suggested that this "could be the real deal" and suddenly it starts to feel more like a leak than a rumor.
Apple was once famous for its simplicity and that was one of the things that people loved about their products, but right now, that is just not the case. In order to target customers with different buying capacities and needs, Apple currently has five iPads in the market; iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and of course, the mighty iPad Pro. Similarly, it wouldn't be that much of a surprise at this point in time to see Apple release three versions of the iPhone 7 this year, as it would have been a few years ago.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)