Apple said to be planning iPhone with triple-lens rear camera for 2019

“At least one new iPhone with a triple-lens rear camera led by a 12-megapixel lens may be introduced in 2019, according to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

“The report predicts the camera would have a 6P lens design with 5x zoom, but it doesn’t specify whether that pertains to optical, digital, or hybrid zoom,” Rossignol reports “The single-lens iPhone 8 has up to 5x digital zoom, while the dual-lens iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have up to 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.”

“A three-lens rear camera would provide a lot of advantages, including greatly improved low-light performance,” Rossignol reports. “As far as this year is concerned, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t expect many changes to the iPhone X’s current dual-lens rear camera system.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Even better low-light performance and greater zoom capabilities than our already excellent iPhone X units? Bring it on!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

7 Comments

    1. True with normal cameras; We are talking Apple not Canon. Perhaps Apple has some algorithm that overcomes digital zoom image degradation.

  1. This “news” is just a distraction, probably intended to divert attention away from 2018 phones, which are closer to reality.

    Wake me up in a year’s time….

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