Dual Shot feature rumored to be coming to the Apple iPhone 5S

Dual Shot feature rumored to be coming to the Apple iPhone 5S
As the smartphone rivalry between Samsung and Apple reaches new levels with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4, and a rumored delay in the release of the next iteration of the Apple iPhone, the climate is perfect for a series of rumors and speculation. One rumor comes from a software engineer who claims to have worked on the team responsible for the camera on the next iPhone. According to the engineer, the Apple iPhone 5S will come with a 2MP front facing camera compared to the 1.3MP snapper that currently adorns the front of the Apple iPhone 5.

Besides bringing FHD video capture to the camera on front of the next Apple iPhone, the software engineer also says that a feature called Dual Shot will be coming to iOS 7. This will allow a picture or video to be taken using both the back and front cameras at the same time. If this sounds familiar to you, it should. Both Samsung and LG have announced similar features for their latest top-shelf Android models.

According to the software engineer, the feature for iOS 7 is still undergoing tests and will not be a part of the initial release of iOS 7 unless it is out of beta by the time it is introduced at WWDC in June. Otherwise, it will be a major feature for iOS 7.1. Dual Shot will be available only on the Apple iPhone 5S similar to the way that the new Panorama feature is limited to the Apple iPhone 5.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: iOSDoc

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

doesn't sound all that useful.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your comment or the feature?

15. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

The feature.

28. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Your comment..." literally being Apple.

40. Hollywould

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Ha! lets get serious, they are just trying to put out something "new" to the Iphone so they have something to talk about for an hour in the next key note.

23. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Agree. I couldnt think of a reason why i would want to snap pic/record vid by using both cameras at one time.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's a useless feature.

42. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Its useless for most users, it is good for bloggers and such though. All the innovation is leaving phones and now its just turning into gimmicks like desktops/laptops have been for years.

26. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Try saying that in a Samsung related article and you're doomed!! Lol...

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Uh, oh! Samsung and LG is gonna sue Apple..........

33. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Or maybe Apple will sue LG and Samsung, claiming that they patented this 'Dual shot' feature 10yrs. ago.......... :)

51. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh really? Ok, fine! I smell a lawsuit coming!

3. kissily

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 09, 2012

Funny. Is Apple doing the copying now? Ok, it's just a rumor.

30. osmaankhaan unregistered

since apple is doing it... nooooooowww its innovation!!!..dumb fanboys..

37. NewTone

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

just wait for apply to try and patent this "revolutionary" feature... haha! i cannot wait until my 2 year agreement is up so i can get rid of this s**tty 4s

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

It will of course be a world and industry first in photo taking thanks to Apple,they will call it the ishot and ifans will be heard everywhere saying "ishot myself"!

27. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012


5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And still apple lags and is behind everyone else

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, and to add salt to the wound, it is sounding like iOS v. 7.0 is not going to be the compelling release. To get the good stuff, users will have to wait for v. 7.1. When does 7.1 ship? 2014? And people wonder why Apple's share price is down.

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Is it a lot better on the Android side when it comes to OS upgrades? When Google anounces KLP, when does it reach the consumer?

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It doesn't matter really. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is better & more complex than the current iOS. Apple's OS is becoming the laughing stock of the mobile world. Just like Droid_X_Doug cleverly said.... "And people wonder why Apple's share price is down." +1 to Droid_X_Doug

34. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Ah yes. How's that 2% Jelly Bean 4.2 market share treating you guys? I don't own any APPL shares so why should their stock conern me? Do you own any stocks?

47. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That number is going to rise and rise as the Galaxy S4 releases and HTC updates The One. How's Siri on the iPhone 3GS and 4? How's panorama on iPhone 3GS and 4? When an Android phone gets an update, it gets all the features part of the OS update, not just 1 or 2 like on Apple products. I love how you forgot to mention that. Nice try though.

49. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am an Android power user that roots. I have NEVER had a problem being on the latest and greatest. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the norm now on most phones in the Android eco system. Fact is that iOS is still looking, acting & just stagnant as it was back in 2007. The only differences iOS has now are direct ripoffs of Android. Black Berry was king of the world & rested on their laurels & look at them now. At the very least Black Berry's latest OS has WAY more to offer than iOS. Shoot even WP8 is way more compelling than iOS. How is your over 6 year old iOS treating you? It must terrible to look at the same thing for more than half a decade. :(

46. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I mean lagging behind technology hardware . Sorry should of put that in preference not meant for software os meaning on hardware.

6. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i remembered dual shot feature of lumia 620...

7. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I'd have preferred a dual shot feature where you can take photos of the front (boobs) and back (ass) at the same time. Dont ask me how, i havent figured it out myself either.

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Huh? xD

19. lovefist unregistered

giggity, heh heh alright!

29. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, you've got to make a phone consisting of two parts connected by bluetooth or something. Make the front cam detachable...another to the front and the other one to the back. You got yourself a boobass!!

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