Report: if suppliers can improve yields, the Apple iPhone 7 will come with a dual-lens camera
According to Wen, Apple wants to make sure that the new technology will have the software to support it, as the company is said to have developed various apps that tap into the advantages provided by the new dual-lens camera system. If Apple turns out to adopt dual-lens setups, it will be very interesting to see how the company plans to use the technology as more than just a sales point.
The report also claims that Apple has stumbled into some technical issues. Due to an issue called optical axis deviation, some test units took blurred photos. the source suggests that LinX Imaging, the company that Apple bought back in April for $20 million, was able to come up with a software fix for this problem.
Lorgan, a company that is said to provide about 80% of the camera lenses that Apple equips on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, has recently announced plans to double its production capacity. This has ignited speculation that Apple will integrate dual-lens cameras in an upcoming iPhone series, although rumors suggest that the supply yields will not meet requirements in time for the iPhone 6S. Note that this is not the first time we've been hearing about the iPhone 7 getting a dual-lens camera, although hard evidence has yet to show up.
What do you guys think of the possibility that the iPhone 7 series will integrate a dual-lens camera setup?