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iPhone 7 leaked codenames reveal just two models in the works

by Jacob Kleinman | July 19, 2016July 19, 2016 7:30 am PDT

Just yesterday, a leaked photo teased three different versions of the iPhone 7: the standard 4.7-inch handset, the larger iPhone 7 Plus, and the high-end iPhone 7 Pro. But a new leak claims Apple is only planning to release two models of the latest iPhone.

The news comes from Evan Blass, who has a pretty good track record when it comes to leaking mobile news. He also reveals possible codenames for the two devices, which are apparently named after a pair of cities in California: Sonora and Dos Palos. Apple traditionally gives each iPhone a pretty basic numerical codename (the iPhone 6s was N71), but the company has been using nearby locations to name recent versions of its Mac software.

If Apple is only planning to release two versions of the new phone, we assume that means an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are on the way. Any high-end features (like that rumored dual rear camera) could be included in the plus-sized handset. Of course, it’s possible Blass could be wrong, so we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of an iPhone 7 Pro just yet.

The new iPhone is also expected to be a relatively minor upgrade, offering the same basic style with a few notable tweaks and improvements. The next big redesign likely won’t arrive until 2017 when Apple is expected to celebrate the iPhone’s 10th birthday with a completely new design.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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