Apple poised to make important iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus camera upgrades

“Posting on, renowned leaker, Steve Hemmerstoffer, has obtained photos claiming to show an internal camera module taken from a 4.7in iPhone 7 which reveals the presence of an optical image stabilisation (OIS) module,” Paul Monckton writes for Forbes. “This feature has, until now, only been available in the larger ‘Plus’ models of the iPhone, forcing customers to choose between size and camera quality.”

“Putting this feature in the standard-size model would therefore have made Apple’s best camera quality available to everyone, regardless of the size of their pockets – although it looks like that won’t turn out to be the case this time, thanks to another even more radical camera upgrade the company appears to have up its sleeve,” Monckton writes. “Apple looks set to introduce a radically different, and potentially far superior, dual-camera system in a brand new 5.5in iPhone 7 Plus model. This effectively snatches the best quality camera away from the 4.7in model just as it was about to catch up.”

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MacDailyNews Take: There can only be one flagship iPhone.

Apple’s next-gen iPhone said to have dual camera, pressure-sensitive Home button – August 8, 2016
Apple granted U.S. patent for dual-camera system – July 5, 2016
Citi: All of the new 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7 Plus models coming this fall will feature dual cameras – May 20, 2016
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple iPhone 7 Plus to offer innovative dual-camera configuration – January 28, 2016
Apple patent application reveals new dual camera zoom lens system – January 7, 2016


      1. Oh I gather from your comment that we are expecting too much from the next iPhone? I don’t think upgrading the camera is justification for only upgrade on the hardware. (Please don’t comment on storage, they could have done that years ago, no innovation there). Better camera? Am i the only one who was not had an issue with camera quality since the iphone 5? how much better does that need to be?
        Also, taking away the headphone jack to force us to buy wireless beats headphones is NOT AN UPGRADE. If they did something amazing with the space saved by its removal i will let it go. But lets be honest. They won’t. Maybe the mobile phone industry has innovated to the point where tech needs to catch up, but if so, then don’t make some huge deal about the new iphone. Minor upgrades for those that need a new phone are nice, but a better camera, more storage, and taking away my AUX port, is not compelling enough to upgrade.

  1. There’s a lot more glass in that ‘purported’ camera module so f1.8 or even f1.7? which would be a great improvement. This plus OIS and a sensor upgrade.
    Please let it be true.

  2. Why MDN? Why can there only be 1 flagship? Why can’t people who don’t want a huge ass phone but love photography get the best camera? Samsung puts the same (very good) module in the S7, S7 Edge, and Note 7. Buying the smallest, least expensive Galaxy S model doesn’t come with any photography penalty.
    Maybe there isn’t room in the smaller iPhone for the dual-camera setup. But that should be an engineering concern and NOT a marketing decision.

    1. Yeah. I’d prefer a thicker non-Plus phone that HAS the better camera. I don’t want to shove an iPad micro into my pocket or pull it out and hold it to my head as a phone just so I can have Apple’s best camera.
      I’m not complaining about people who _do_ want a mini-tablet as their phone. I’m just saying I shouldn’t be pressured into doing it, too, just to get a better camera.

  3. I’m on the monthly upgrade plan from Apple so I will just trade in my iphones in November and have the latest tech. It’s only $45 a month per phone anyways. I get half the value back guaranteed from last years model + full warranty coverage. 2 new iPhone 7 plus’ on the back order for me. Only decision I need to make before then is what color to choose from. That is the big mystery! Will blue make the final cut?

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