“Apple’s next-generation, jumbo-size iPhone is expected to come in a dual-camera configuration — with optical image stabilization and zoom — achieved through technology procured from last year’s LinX acquisition, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“In a note to released to investors on Wednesday, and subsequently obtained by AppleInsider, Kuo said he expects Apple to continue the trend started with iPhone 6 and launch two new models in 2016. With one catch,” Campbell reports. “While the 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 7′ will feature the usual iSight rear-facing shooter, the analyst believes Apple is prepping two 5.5-inch “iPhone 7 Plus” variants, one with a single imager and another sporting a dual-camera design for increased flexibility.”

“Apple was indeed looking to include the exotic tech in iPhone 6s, though early technological bottlenecks in compact camera module algorithms and assembly precluded its incorporation in a shipping product, Kuo said,” Campbell reports. “For its first foray into dual-CCM imaging, Apple is expected to source hardware from longtime supplier Sony. Both of the iPhone 7 Plus’ CCMs will be 12 megapixel compact image sensors (CIS), one supporting optical image stabilization and a wider field of view, while the other will come loaded for bear with a 2-3x telephoto lens… Like past cutting-edge iPhone advancements, the upcoming dual-camera system will likely be in short supply.”

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