iPhone 7 Plus might double up on rear cameras

With the launch of the iPhone 7 still months away, an analyst expects the new Apple handset to sport a dual-camera system.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will include the two cameras on the back of the bigger iPhone 7 Plus to produce higher quality images and could also allow for optical zoom, according to a report from 9to5Mac.

It’s unclear how the system will work, but the report claims one camera could potentially support optical image stabilization and a wide field of view, and the other will sport a telephoto lens that has a narrower field of view.

It could work by combining the two images together to create a clearer image.

Two better than one?

While this isn’t the first time we’ve heard Apple playing with dual-cameras for the iPhone, there is no guarantee Apple will release an iPhone 7 Plus with two rear cameras.

After all, rumors of a dual-camera toting iPhone began early last year, before the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were launched.

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In fact, Kuo also indicates that Apple is in fact developing two models of the larger handset, one with the dual-camera system and one without, predicting there may be “supple chain constraints” that could mean only a limited number of models would sport two cameras.

Or it could mean that Apple is only experimenting with the dual-camera systems, and we may not see it for another year or so.


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