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Rumor Says Apple Will Introduce New 5-Inch 'iPhone 7s' With Dual Vertical Cameras

Apple may introduce a new 5-inch iPhone model that sports a unique vertical dual-camera system that sits alongside the existing 4.7- and 5.5-inch models, according to Japanese blog Mac Okatara. The 5-inch model would act as the medium size in the 2017 lineup.

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The report, which comes from a Taiwanese supplier, says that the new models, dubbed the iPhone 7s, would be an updated version of the iPhone 7. The new 5-inch model, however, would rearrange the iPhone 7 Plus' dual camera into a vertical alignment rather than a horizontal one.

Earlier this month, Mac Okatara reported that the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus would retain the aluminum design of the iPhone 7. However, the report said the new phones would come in an all-new red color. Multiple reports have stated that there will be three new iPhone models in 2017, including updated 4.7- and 5.5-inch models with LCD screens and a premium model with an OLED display and glass casing.

The new report corroborates an earlier Nikkei report that said a new 5-inch iPhone would arrive in 2017. However, Nikkei reports that the three iPhone models in 2017 will have new glass-backed designs. In November, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said it's likely the 2017 iPhones will switch to new glass casings to support wireless charging.

While Mac Okatara was the first to report that Apple would replace the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and debut a new gloss black color, its track record is not perfect. In November, it reported the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would get a new "Jet White" color that has not yet materialized.

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Tag: macotakara.jp


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13 weeks ago
Jesus, why? This is even more fragmentation. Honestly, look at the MacBook Pro and iPad lineups, and it's clear how these guys have absolutely no idea what to do.
Rating: 37 Votes
13 weeks ago
Article headline 'Vertical,' photo shows horizontal...
Rating: 32 Votes
13 weeks ago
Hope there's a new 4-inch SE with a headphone jack.
Rating: 32 Votes
13 weeks ago

Article headline 'Vertical,' photo shows horizontal...

Here, I was too tired to open Photoshop, but I think this is pretty realistic:



Rating: 24 Votes
13 weeks ago
I'm very confused with the rumoured lineup. I hope it isn't this messy - we will see in September.
Rating: 22 Votes
13 weeks ago
A new model with again different features (that I'm totally not interested in)? This is getting very confusing...

Combine this with an atrocious Mac lineup, legacy software and a strong MS and I will be inclined to switch...sorry Apple...
Rating: 19 Votes
13 weeks ago

Hope there's a new 4-inch SE with a headphone jack.


No, there won't. You know, they have a lot of courage...
Rating: 16 Votes
13 weeks ago

Im confused... will there be a iPhone 8 or an iPhone 7s?! Isnt it the 10th anniversary of the iPhone?

Why does it matter that it's the 10th anniversary? They didn't say anything for the 10th anniversary of iPod or MacBook Pro either. Screwing their whole development cycle over an arbitrary thing like "10th anniversary" that 99% of consumers don't care about anyway would be a terrible move.
Rating: 15 Votes
13 weeks ago
Diversifying the line up isn't necessarily fragmenting. The 4.7 iPhone is smaller for some than what they prefer, when 5.5 is to large for others. The SE is unlikely to see an update in 2017.

Apple needs to make the more premium features available for the demographic who doesn't necessarily want the larger variant. I think if the 5.0 iPhone does debut, I believe it will target the audience for the in between size.
Rating: 12 Votes
13 weeks ago
Quite like the sound of this. I find the 4.7 inch slightly too small and the plus too big. Somewhere between the two would be good.
Rating: 12 Votes

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