Rumours of an iPhone with dual rear cameras have floated around for quite some time.
A few weeks ago, we heard about an Apple patent which describes how a dual camera system for iOS devices could improve people’s shots.
The patent outlines how one lens could have a much deeper focal depth, allowing users to zoom in without being greeted by a noisy, pixellated mess, as well as having the ability to capture regular and slow-motion footage simultaneously.
The reason we’re bringing all of this up again, is because more recent information also suggests that we’ll be seeing a new iPhone with a dual camera set-up.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Choi Kuo reports that the iPhone 7 will land with two rear cameras, with the iPhone 7 Plus also having the benefit of 2-3x optical zoom.
Confusingly however, not all iPhone 7 models will, according to the report, have the two-camera system. The standard 4.7in iPhone 7 will stick to a single rear camera, while only specific ‘premium’ versions of the iPhone 7 Plus will have the benefit of two rear lenses.
This sounds incredibly convoluted and rather un-Applesque to us, but given Apple’s purchase of Linx — a multiple lens camera tech company — last year, the likelihood of a dual-camera iPhone in some shape or form, at some point in time, is fairly likely.