4.7-inch iPhone 7 will reportedly have optically stabilized camera


Optical image stabilization, or OIS for short, is nothing all that new for smartphones, but it's still not the norm either. In 2014, Apple launched the iPhone 6 Plus with an optically stabilized camera, but didn't treat its 4.7-inch sibling to the same feature. Similarly, in 2015, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were launched, with only the latter featuring OIS. This year however, things might change for the smaller iPhone, or so a new leak suggests.

The latest leak, by French publication Nowhereelse.fr, suggest that the compact iPhone 7 is very likely to feature a camera with OIS. The leaked image shows the rear camera modules of the iPhone 6/6 Plus and the iPhone 6s/6s Plus, along with what is claimed to be the shooter of their upcoming successor in the middle.



Notice how the camera modules of the 6 Plus and 6s Plus have this narrow groove with two rectangular slots in it surrounding the lens, while the others do not. This is where the mechanisms used to stabilize the camera within the module go.

If this image is anything to go by, then it seems likely that this year's iPhone models will both feature OIS, with the main difference camera-wise this time around being the rumored dual-cam setup on the iPhone 7 Plus.

For more on iPhone 7 rumors, including purported announcement and release dates, take a look at the stories below:

source: Nowhereelse (translated) via Redmond Pie

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18 Comments

1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Funny thing is 6, 6s hardly needed it. Marketing ?!

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

OIS is always welcomed .

5. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

6 and 6s are pretty poor in low light compared to the plus variant. They needed it. Why do people always forget that the main purpose of OIS is low light photos. Video stabilization is secondary.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

15. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Haha, that's funny!

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Good. Any improvements are welcome even if not crucial! :)

4. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Is that camera thinner !?

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

dont worry... it still have camera bulge...

11. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

That's obvious, the thickness is the problem.

7. johnnyboy

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 16, 2016

Innovation. S7 can't top this.

9. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Keep telling yourself that delusional sheep.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

Why do you automatically assume he's an apple fan? This guy is someone who hates Apple users so bad that he creates another login, and posts stupid drivel "innovation" "Apple is legendary" BS to make Apple users looks stupid. Can't you see that from the comments? The Apple hater crowd is so bent on trying to prove all Apple users are this stupid that they create these accounts an play the role of Apple users saying the things they actually accuse Apple users of saying to make their points valid. Jovnnyboy is a reverse troll, everyone.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's some stupid behavior bro. These trolls gotta have their green thumb attention.

10. socaholic

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

you have jokes.

8. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Yea because that is such an effin big deal.

14. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Considering all the bulls**t Google and their apologists/fanboys keep pushing maybe Apple iOS is a better ecosystem than the Android sheep would have us believe. I used to like Android but their idiocy is getting out of hand. I need to shut off certain services inGoogle Play becuase of wake lock issues and they're junk I don't use yet every app from Google and the system itself nags the f**k out of me. The fanboys/ android sheep are of little help and refuse to listen and insteaddownvotehttps://m.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/3ro6uq/google_permission_demands_have_gone_too_far_in_my/ I look forward to the new iPhone and hope it's a sizeable improvement over the 6s.

17. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

come on first think about proper screen and screen body ratio then some fancy camera.

18. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

This feature exists in android smartphones since 2013 , welcome to 2013 apple

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