Date: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016, 09:42
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor
The next-gen iPhone 7 could feature a dual-lens camera system.
A series of leaked images has indicated that the iPhone 7 Plus will feature a dual-camera component.
This morning, Taiwanese site Apple.club.tw shared images of a dual-camera module potentially destined for the iPhone 7 Plus, which matches earlier images of a dual-camera module shared in January by highlighted over the weekend by French website Nowhereelse.fr. Similar camera module photos have also been spotted on Chinese social networking site Weibo.
The images appear to depict the same component, which features a dual-lens component with a narrower lens in a larger enclosure on the left and a wider lens in a smaller enclosure on the right, along with two cables that would allow it to attach to the logic board of an electronic device.
The images have yet to be confirmed, but the component is labeled with an “821” part number, which Apple has used in the past. Apple has also been said to be working on a dual-camera module for some time and this would tie in with that theory.
Apple’s dual-lens camera system is said to take advantage of technology acquired from LinX Imaging, introducing 2-3x optical zoom capabilities for images that are clearer, brighter, and with more detail, especially in low light conditions. Apple will likely launch the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in September of 2016.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.