iPhone 7 Plus “to boast dual camera, smarter connectivity”

– In recent years Apple has made one thing very clear: iPhone Plus models are top dog. They have better cameras, far superior battery life and better screens. And now with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that gap looks set to get even bigger, Forbes says in an article.

Picked up by the ever reliable 9to5Mac, are renders of cases for the iPhone 7 Plus and they confirm it will indeed get two major features the iPhone 7 will miss out on.

First, the iPhone 7 Plus is getting a much bigger camera upgrade than the iPhone 7 this year. Whereas the iPhone 7 will get a small upgrade, the iPhone 7 Plus will be moving to the much vaunted dual camera technology already seen from the likes of LG and Huawei, Forbes says.

Dual modules can be used in different ways – either to mimic optical zoom or create wide angle lenses – so it remains to be seen how Apple will implement it for the iPhone 7 Plus. That said, it could prove the killer difference when millions come to upgrade.

Besides, early iPhone 7 leaks caused much confusion with Apple’s Smart Connector repeatedly showing up then being omitted by various well informed sources. Now it is clear why: it will be an iPhone 7 Plus only feature (as seen by the three ‘dots’ on the back of the case).

The iPhone 7 Plus is also expected to get 50% per more RAM which bumps it up to 3GB, a bigger boost in battery performance and potentially we may even see the arrival of a third 5.5-inch model – the iPhone 7 Pro (reports on it remain mixed).

Whether Apple will dare to make all these differential changes remains to be seen, but certainly it looks increasingly likely. As does the controversial removal of the headphone jack, something these renders become yet another source to confirm after I argued this was in the pipeline two years old.