Rumours, speculations and leaks about the iPhone 7 abound and have only increased in intensity over the last few months. Now, it is being said the 2016 iPhone lineup may well boast of three different variants.

According to report on Mobipicker from an anonymous source, the word circulating around is a lineup that will include three models: an iPhone 7, an iPhone 7 Plus and an iPhone 7 Pro or Plus Premium. The source also went on to share that the workforce at manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron has been increased to meet the requirements.

As noted by CNET, Apple had reported its first ever decline with regards to the iPhone sales when the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus didn’t manage to grab the attention of the customers. This should have been reason enough for the company to bring us something very impressive this year. However, analysts such as KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo believe that the upcoming iPhone won’t have enough to attract eyeballs and numerous reports seem to second that.

The iPhone 7 Plus is expected to boast of dual-camera arrangement and a Smart Connector amongst other features that set it apart from the standard iPhone 7 model. But if the iPhone 7 Pro does materialise, then it’s anyone’s guess as to what the complete lineup may have to offer.

It is being widely believed that the company may be holding on to the best features for the 2017 iPhone expected to be coming out during the fall next year. This could very well be the case since 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. And rumours about what the tenth-anniversary device may hold have already begun to the do the rounds.

It is expected that the 2017 iPhone may feature an edge-to-edge display and could well lose the home button. If the iPhone landing this year continues to feature the 3.5mm headphone jack, then the iDevice next year could also lose that particular feature. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and hold on until the 2016 September Apple event.