Leaked label may confirm iPhone 7 Plus name

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While leaks and rumors have been flying over the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, there has been a larger debate at hand: the naming scheme Apple was going to use for said devices. While we’ve been referring to them as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, there has been an argument that Apple was going for iPhone 6se and iPhone 6se Plus. Now a new leaked image might put the argument to rest. With the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus virtually days away (9/7), this image coming out of Hong Kong shows not only the device name as iPhone 7 Plus but also a bevy of other details.

The label, which appears to be the kind that gets affixed to the back of iPhone boxes, shows some info that confirms some other rumors we’ve been hearing. First there are the EarPods with Lightning connector. It’s already been confirmed that Apple is doing away with the headphone jack and seeing that Apple is offering their EarPods with Lightning connector solidifies that. These are likely to be the same EarPods we already have with current iPhones but with a Lightning connector instead of a 3.5mm connector. I wouldn’t expect any better performance from these this year, perhaps next year for the iPhone 10th year anniversary we’ll see Beats Audio packaged in.

iPhone 7 Plus
courtesy BGR

The next thing on the label is the Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter. This will allow users to continue to use their current headphones with their new iPhone, though you will lose the ability to charge while listening. Apple ditching the headphone jack — following Motorola’s headphone jack-less Moto Z — has created quite the squall among smartphone users, not just iPhone users. It looks like an effort to keep the majority of iPhone users at least somewhat happy by including the adapter and subtly easing them into the idea of it being gone. Perhaps users will be fine with the 2017 iPhone not having the headphone jack and people will eventually either have Bluetooth headphones or Lightning headphones.

Finally, the biggest thing on the label is that storage capacity. Apple users have long complained about storage and it looks like Apple is finally ditching the 16GB storage option and starting at 32GB and from the looks of this label, going all the way up to 256GB. Apple is also offering a new iCloud tier of 2TB of storage for $19.99 a month.

So there you have it, if this label is the real deal then we have some answers to some questions we’ve been asking. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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Last Updated on January 23, 2017.


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