Apple’s forthcoming iPhone will be called ‘iPhone 7,’ no ‘iPhone Pro’ model

“With everyone (ourselves included) using the term ‘iPhone 7’ to refer to this year’s iPhone, it can be easy to forget that the name isn’t a given,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.

Lovejoy reports, “There have also been rumors that the larger iPhone might be named the iPhone 7 Pro instead of Plus, or that there will be both Plus and Pro models.”

“But often-reliable Japanese site Macotakara says that this isn’t the case, and that Apple will indeed use the name iPhone 7, with the larger model called the iPhone 7 Plus,” Lovejoy reports.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: And next year, hopefully, will be the either the “8” or the “iPhone (2017)” – anything but the dreaded “S” kiss of death.

We’ll take our iPhone 7 Plus units in, hopefully again, Space Black with 256GB!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]


  1. Enough with the numbers already! I was happy the SE didn’t bother with a number. Let’s call it X, give it a symbol (the phone formerly known as iPhone), or some three letter code, or some crazy nickname. Anything but this boring sequence. Bloody Samsung is already on 7 and it sounds like Apple is following.

    1. I prefer itty-bitty iPhone (SE), apple phone (reg iphone), cheap phone (C), and MacDaddy (Plus). I wish they would do iOS versions like they do macOS versions – but name them after vast bodies of water. Think iOS Pacific. This could be so fun. I do like your idea of X – the phone formerly known as iPhone too!

  2. I’d prefer them to call it the iPhone, with previous models then being renamed with the corresponding year. If they use the year against a new release model then it seems dated a few months later in the new year. Using the following year against a model released late in the year is annoying, just like magazines that come out a month or so before the month they’re labelled as.

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