Here’s what we know including the rumoured iPhone 7 Pro UK release date, price and specs. When will the new iPhone come out? See also: Best phones 2016. You’re probably eagerly awaiting the launch of the new Apple iPhone 7, even if you’re not sure whether you’ll upgrade, but there are rumours that Apple will also launch an iPhone 7 Pro.
There are already rumours about the iPhone 8 but here we’re going to stick to the new iPhone for 2016 which will be the iPhone 7. There was no iPhone 6 Pro but there’s a chance we could get a iPhone 7 Pro. Also check out the iPhone 7 Plus.
Latest update: Via Apfel Site, it’s reported that the iPhone 7 range will actually be called the ‘iPhone 6SE‘. There’s no mention of a Pro version but it does menion a 5.5in Plus model, citing a Chinese manufacturer as the source. This matches up somewhat with what famous leaker Evan Blass says: “Can we please stop calling the 2016 Apple handsets “iPhone 7″? I think it’s highly unlikely they will be named thusly.” adding that Apple may “go with another riff on iPhone 6”
Rumour suggests the iPhone 7 range will be both waterproof and feature wireless charging – read more. And a photo appears to show the iPhone 7 Pro alongside the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 – see it here.
iPhone 7 Pro release date rumours UK: When is the iPhone 7 Pro coming out?
If Apple does indeed launch the iPhone 7 Pro, which is by no means a certainty, it is highly likely to be announced alongside the other new model(s). This is rumoured and expected to take place in September, following the pattern of previous Apple events.
Our guess is that Apple will reveal this year’s iPhone models on 13 September but 6 September is also a possibility – the firm likes Tuesday launch events.
iPhone 7 Pro price rumours UK: How much will the iPhone 7 Pro cost?
The iPhone 7 Pro is expected to come with 32-, 128- or 256GB of storage, with the 32GB model starting at £699, the 128GB model at £779, and the 256GB model at £859.
We’re basing those UK prices on estimations by PocketNow (via Weibo) that the entry model will cost ¥7088, with jumps of ¥1000 between each model. That’s exactly ¥1000 more than the middle-model iPhone 6s (¥6088). Those jumps are usually £80 in the UK, which suggests the entry-level iPhone 7 Pro will be £80 more expensive than the 64GB iPhone 6s (£619).
PocketNow says the 32GB iPhone 7 Pro might in the US be set at around $849.
iPhone 7 Pro: Will it fit in the line-up?
With rumours of the iPhone 7 Pro, there seems to be two possibilities for the 2016 line-up – if you ask us.
The first is that the iPhone 7 Pro will simply launch alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as a third and more premium choice. The other is that is actually replaces the Plus model and this is more plausible to us as it will be hard for Apple to differentiate between three new devices. There’s also the fact that the iPhone 7 Pro is rumoured to be the same size as the 6S Plus – see below.
That said, the iPad line-up is bigger and more confusing than ever before with five different models available from the Apple Store. So perhaps, three new iPhones isn’t out of the question.
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iPhone 7 Pro: Specs and features
Update 19 July: It looks like we might finally have some clarification on the iPhone 7 models thanks to the below photo from NowhereElse – which, as usual, we’re taking with a pinch of salt but the site does have a good reputation for leaks. As you can see, it appears that the iPhone 7 Pro is the only model of the three which features the dual-camera module and the Smart Connector. On the back of the phones it says ‘iPhone S’.
Update 12 July: There are new rumours which suggest the iPhone 7 Plus will be both waterproof and feature wireless charging. A slide on My Drivers shown by Apple’s manufacturer, Foxconn, supposedly reveals this and we assume that if there is a Pro model then it too will have these features.
As mentioned, it’s claimed that the iPhone 7 Pro will come in the same size as the iPhone 6S Plus – 158.2×77.9×7.3mm. This is via Japanese magazine, Mac Fan (via Macotakara), which has published a detailed schematic of the device.
The dimensions mean, if correct, mean that the iPhone 7 Pro will feature a 5.5in screen also. What doesn’t add up so much is that the phone won’t come with a headphone jack despite being the same thickness – which you’d think Apple would remove in order to make the phone thinner.
Other spec rumours include a dual iSight camera setup on the back. It’s unclear what the dual camera will offer with so many possibilities. It could, for example, mimic the LG G5 with a regular lens and a wider angle option, or perhaps the Huawei P9 with a monochrome sensor alongside a colour one. It’s anyone’s guess at the moment but we’re certainly interested.
The other interesting rumour about the iPhone 7 Pro is that it will have the Smart Connector found on the iPad Pro tablets. This matches up with a leaked image showing the small round metal contacts.
What the Smart Connector will be used for on the iPhone 7 pro is up for debate but it seems unlikely to be for a keyboard like the iPad Pros, especially with the rumoured positioning. Far more likely, in our opinion, is that it will be used for easier charging via a stand/dock. Logitech has recently launched one for the iPad Pro.
There are new rumours suggesting that the iPhone 7 range will come in new colours including dark blue and space black. The concept below from Martin Hajek makes the new iPhone look rather smart.
As more rumours about the iPhone 7 Pro emerge we’ll update this article. For now, let us know what you make of the iPhone 7 Pro in our poll below.