Rumor: Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to have OIS, the 4.7-inch model might lack the feature

Rumor: Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to have OIS, the 4.7-inch model might lack the feature
Apple is expected to announce two new iPhones this September, one sporting a 4.7-inch display, and a larger model with a 5.5-inch screen - both possibly called iPhone 6. While the two handsets will obviously be different first and foremost because of their size, other features might also differentiate them.

According to Apple Insider, which reportedly obtained a research note from KGI Securities, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that only the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will use optical image stabilization (OIS) for its rear camera. Apparently, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model will feature a “middle-mount open-loop voice coil motor” instead, which should be an upgraded mechanism of the one found inside the iPhone 5s. It’s said that Apple is forced to use OIS on only one of its new iPhones because of supply constraints.

If previous rumors are to be believed, both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 handsets could have 10MP rear cameras.

What you’re seeing below are 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch iPhone 6 dummy units (which may, or may not look like the real devices that Apple will unveil later this year).

source: Apple Insider

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. jonatankarter

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

I think that's idiotic... I think that while there are many that are opting for a 5.5" screen, the masses will prefer the more modest 4.7". Just an opinion. Personally, I'll take one of each. Lol.

22. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

apple will call it iOIS (intelligent optical image stabilization) ! #ibitchh

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1492; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If the 4.7 will have an upgrade to what the 5s has then it should be fine. There's no phone better for pictures than the 5s. It's better than my G2 and my S5. And for the WP fan boys it's also better than Nokia phones that take 10 seconds to boot up and a other 4 to take the picture.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's not even close to best, as the expert reviews and even the blind comparisons on this site prove. Its good, but not nearly best.

7. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Every camera from every phone has pros and cons.

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2364; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

What Nokia phone have you used that takes 10 seconds to boot up and another 4 seconds to take a picture? I have used both the high end Lumia 1520 and the entry level 520 and both have been able to take shots within 3 seconds (of course the 520 has more lag which is why it's on the edge of that 3 seconds). Not to mention I love that Nokia phones have the dedicated shutter button. It's something I hope more manufacturers pick up.

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

While I agree on that iPhones have all-round camera capabilities, being above average quality in every aspect(video, panaroma, daylight, HDR, etc.), also because of apple's camera software is excellent, but it is nowhere near current flagship offerings especially when we compare to the likes of GS5.

21. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"... it is nowhere near current flagship offerings especially when we compare to the likes of GS5." Or the Note 3. Although, in fairness, if the iP6XL is equipped with OIS, I suspect its camera will raise the bar for the other vendors. This is what competition is all about.

3. wilsong17 unregistered

There Is nothing especial about ois just look at the lg g3 pic

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Just Apple doing their usual thing...

5. wilsong17 unregistered

Of course hey $100 for ois

8. Carlitos

Posts: 668; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I used to be under the impression that OIS should be the standard and it really is just needed. But Samsung has proven with the Galaxy Note 3/S4 and the Galaxy s5 that it really isn't as hyped up as it is put out to be. Just look at the pictures and videos of the G3 compared to the Galaxy s5. Not the the pictures the G3 takes are bad but, the camera on the s5 is head and shoulders above any smartphone. (I do love the pictures taken by the Lumia 1020, but the amount of time it takes to fire up the camera and take pictures is a little unconventional)

9. fjftokyo

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I love how apple sells the same crap over and over a new color here a pre pubescent software update there and everyone under the payroll and by everyone I mean websites like phonearena who would rather drop dead then to stop publishing garbage articles like these. Everyone loves the iphone but yet a month or two after the purchase they realize an Android powered Samsung, LG or Sony phone is much better. Keep wasting your money on infinite copies since in the end it's cool to be revolutionary.

10. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Oh man..they love iPhones there in Japan. You must be terrified.

17. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

I don't consider the S3 to S4 to S5 very big upgrades either, nor the G2 to the G3, the HTC One M7 to the M8. No major manufacturer has really put out a significant upgrade to their flagship lately. There is only so much they can add or change. I don't know why ppl make such a big deal about it either. If you don't think its a worth while upgrade, no one is making you buy the new model. Also everyone has different preferences and opinions, just use what you like best and don't worry about what other ppl spend THEIR money on. I have the iPhone 5S and I plan to purchase one of the 2 new iPhones, most likely the 5.5 inch one if that does come out. Its what i like best and it suits my needs fine. I tried the note 3 and while i did really like it, I just couldn't get used to Android, there were things about iOS i liked better so i will be happy if a 5.5 inch iPhone comes out. Again, everyone should just buy what they like best.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If Jobs was still around the iPhone would still be 4" and the iPad Mini wouldn't exist.

12. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Nobody lives forever broski.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Whether the phone has OIS or OiS, it will still be horrifically abysmal.

14. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

People are going to be so disappointed when Apple releases the next iPhone with the same 4" screen..... ;)

15. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

sounds like what apple would do. Go ahead ! ;)

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Enough of these stupid rumors, also iphone digital stabilization is among the best.

20. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Amen to that!

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