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: HDBlog.it (translated) via AppleInsider

 

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13 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm ready. Let's see what happens when the next iPhone is released.

2. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

I'm also ready too. Hope it doesn't disappoint it like the ip6. A new design and must definitely comes with 1080p and 3gb Ram. If not get lost Apple.

15. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Too late for you note 6... Sorry, buddy.

14. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

If true, double cameras coming soon to samsung, probably s8 plus.

16. Unordinary unregistered

It's so obvious that this comment doesn't event need to be shared lol. The double cams coming to a recent feature phone by Samesung/.\

18. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Your comment lacks common sense. There are many android manufacturers who has released a flaghip device with dual camera setup. So if Samsung releases one with dual cameras it has nothing to do with Apple.

20. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

So why don't they release it before Apple if it's a popullar new feture for android OEM´s?

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I don't care what the damn thing looks like, I just want it to have something new. Whether it's the camera, software, or some yet to be announced VR product ( not a VR fan but whatever) Apple really needs something fresh in the latter part of the year.

6. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

There better be no other difference between the two phones... serious.. Apple users need to say to Apple stop with android style fragmentation

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I love your profile pic. Ed, Edd, and Eddy was amazing during my childhood :D. +1

10. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

+1 for being a Legend!

17. Johnnie_Tap

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

In my opinion, I think it's better for Apple to use the iPhone 5's model scheme for the iPhone 6 lineup. It'll be weird to move so fast with the model number, like say in a few years we'll starting to call the iPhone the iPhone 10, 11, 12, etc. 2012 iPhone 5 2013 iPhone 5S 2016 iPhone SE If Apple uses this scheme for the current iPhone 6 & 6S, the next one should be called the 6SE. The reason being that the design has no drastically changed according to the rumors. Next year (2017) should be the right time to announce the iPhone 7 with a major redesign that'll be worthy of being given the new number of the iPhone lineup. e.g. 2014 iPhone 6 2015 iPhone 6S 2016 iPhone 6SE I believe in consistency, in this case with the design of iPhone models. It would be stupid to call this year's iPhone the iPhone 7 & it looks exactly the same as the 6 & 6S. I have no idea what's going on at Apple, but I really hope they get their act together as the Android Arm is busy knocking it down.

19. shield

Posts: 833; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

R.I.P Apple

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