Dual Lens Camera Will Likely Stay Exclusive to the High-End iPhone Next Year [Report]

Dual Lens Camera Will Likely Stay Exclusive to the High-End iPhone Next Year [Report]

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If you were hoping that Apple would bring its new dual-lens camera to the 4.7-inch iPhone next year, you may be out of luck.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report indicating that Apple will reserve its dual-lens camera for the high-end model iPhone in 2017 as well.

While an attractive addition for avid picture takers and professional photographers, the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera is not a mass-market killer application yet. Along with its high cost (estimated at over US$30-40) and the necessity for Apple to enhance the added value of high-end iPhone models, we expect only high-end new iPhone models (30-40% of them) to have a dual-camera next year.

To improve the dual-lens camera next year, Apple said to add optical image stabilization to the telephoto lens. Currently generation devices only have OIS on the wide angle lens.

Note that for the dual- camera of iPhone 7 Plus, wide-angle CCM is equipped with optical image stabilization (OIS) VCM, while telephoto CCM only comes with general VCM. We believe the focus of the dual-camera upgrade will be equipping telephoto CCM with OIS CCM, so as to significantly enhance optical and digital zoom quality.

Apple is reportedly working on a massive redesign of the iPhone for next year. It's said the company will introduce three new iPhone models with one of them featuring a curved OLED display. It's widely rumored that the smartphone will be moving to an all-glass design. It will purportedly have a front glass cover and chassis, joined by a metal bezel and an edge-to-edge display that has no bezels on the top and bottom. Additionally, the front camera, Touch ID, speaker, and other sensors will apparently be embedded into the display.

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Dual Lens Camera Will Likely Stay Exclusive to the High-End iPhone Next Year [Report]
Ebz - September 12, 2016 at 1:56pm
I don't like big phones and to spend as much as I do for the highest spec unlocked iPhone every year just for it to lack a camera feature that's important to me but reserved for the bigger phone is stupid unless it's impossible to fit it into the smaller phone. iPhones are not cheap to buy unlocked. Apple, Give us the same features in a smaller package.
JB - September 10, 2016 at 6:26pm
Get through the first iPhone 7 before talking about the next phones lol
But - September 10, 2016 at 3:07am
But even though it seems Apple has moved on to some new 3 year design cycle, they have yet to introduce a new name for the iPhones. So I'm kinda safe to assume that next years iPhone would be called iPhone 7S right? And if that turns out to be right, we know the S models are identical to the previous body style....... Really confused at this point where apple is headed.
Yet - September 10, 2016 at 3:35am
Without a doubt yes even if colors are different like the 5 and 5s.
MitchelM - September 10, 2016 at 8:16am
I'm sure they'll name it something like anniversary edition or something like that. IP10???
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