Alleged Apple plates confirm larger rear camera for iPhone 7, dual cameras for iPhone 7 Plus

Alleged Apple plates confirm larger rear camera for iPhone 7, dual cameras for iPhone 7 Plus
A pair of photos are rumored to show CNC machining plates used in the finishing process of the aluminum found on the body of the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Also part of the leak is a couple of diagrams that show the design of the plates with some measurements included. The smaller plate, said to be used in the production of the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 7, matches the leak that we showed you earlier today of the Apple iPhone 7.

Both images seem to confirm that the iSight camera on the back of the iPhone 7 will feature a larger lens, hinting at a larger aperture and the ability to take better photos in low-light conditions. The plate for the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7 Plus confirms the use of a dual camera setup on the back of the phone. Connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities was among the first to call for two rear cameras to be found on the iPhone 7 Plus.

The analyst made that call back in January when he said that both lenses on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus will be 12MP. One will sport OIS, and the other will have 2-3x optical zooming. Last year, Apple purchased Israeli imaging company LinX whose technology is said to allow smartphone cameras to produce DSLR quality photographs.

Production has reportedly started on the next iteration of the iPhone and iPhone Plus, and barring a major surprise, it would seem that we have a good idea of what the devices will look like. We would be remiss if we didn't point out that neither the plates nor the schematic designs showed the Smart Connector dock that had appeared on earlier leaks of the phones. But the absence of the Smart Connector would match the latest rumor, which states that the new iPhone models will not sport the magnetic based dock.

source: (translated) via AppleInsider


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