January 28, 2016
Leaked Apple Memo to Investors Indicates Double Lens
Dual models and dual cameras.
That’s the indication of what consumers can expect in the latest iPhone when it hits the market later this year. The iPhone 7 is believed to be coming sometime in 2016 with the standard model and, like the iPhone 6, a larger iPhone 7 Plus. The larger model will feature two variants, reportedly.
The news, which has not been confirmed by Apple, came from Apple Insider after a note released to investors Wednesday was leaked.
Apple is expected to source its camera hardware from Sony, a practice carried out in the past. Both of the iPhone 7 Plus’ CCMs will be 12 megapixel compact image sensors (CIS). It would appear Apple’s hoping to make the dual camera model fairly versatile with one having optical image stabilization with a wider field of view and the other expected to have a two-three times telephoto lens.
The ability to make this a reality is courtesy LinX, an Israeli firm specializing in squeezing high-definition images out of relatively small multi-lens configurations, which Apple acquired last year.
There have been no details released by Apple and the company is known to issue ‘We don’t respond to rumors’ responses when asked about such matters.
So, until something more concrete is issued, consumers will have to remain patient.
W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.