Would you be interested in a dual camera iPhone?

Would you be interested in a dual camera iPhone?
Remember the rumors that Apple is working on a dual-camera setup for a future iPhone? Well, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sent a research memo to clients not long ago that the iPhone 7 Plus will have an extra special version with two rear camera sensors, and since then an alleged chassis mold of that Pro variation has appeared, as well as a picture of the dual camera setup itself.

Apparently, Apple has shoehorned technology from the Israeli firm LinX, whose acquisition it announced last year, which allows it to produce high-quality images from relatively small sensors in a multi-lens, multi-aperture configuration with a unique software algorithm. LinX wasn't shy to describe this invention as being able to produce pictures bordering on DSLR quality, especially in low-light scenarios.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple's dual-camera setup for this iPhone 7 Plus model will include two 12 MP camera sensors from Sony, but one of the lenses will have wider aperture than the other, like on the LG G5. Here, however, things get a little crazy - the analyst says that one of the camera modules will be equipped with optical image stabilization. 

So far so good, we have OIS on the 6s Plus right now, but he also claims that the other would sport 2-3x optical zoom lens. Apple actually patented such a setup last year, so this suggestion is not totally out of whack, and will be a true game changer in phone cameras if it materializes. When it comes to pricing and availability for this camera-centric version, whatever it gets named eventually, Ming-Chi Kuo expects it to account for 25-35% of total iPhone 7 Plus shipments, and we'd wager to guess it would cost more than the regular single-lens model. 

Samsung is also said to experiment with dual-camera technology, and it introduced a brand new 12 MP unit with the Galaxy S7, so who knows what is in the cards for, say, the Note 6, if Apple indeed comes out blazing with a dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus model.

This is why we wanted to ask you today if you would be interested in such an iPhone 7 Plus Pro of sorts, or whatever Apple decides to name it. After all, Apple might have to respond to the fast Dual Pixel focusing system of Samsung in some way, and this eventual camera-centric iPhone may be just what the doctor ordered, what do you think?

Would you be interested in a dual camera iPhone?

Yes, if anyone can make a dual camera setup useful, that would be Apple
25.8%
It depends on what extra features this brings to the table
38.85%
Nah, not really
35.35%

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48 Comments

1. carlemillward unregistered

I would like to see what they use it for, if it for recording two videos or taking two photos at once at different perspectives, then no thank you.

2. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

People talk about G5's capabilities but they seem useless for me. You are just using one camera with different specs. If apple manages to implement something similar to what Lynx had then it might be interesting.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I checked the first option, I don't know why...??? No a fan boy, not even close, but I just have a 'hunch' that "if anyone can make a dual camera setup useful, that would be Apple"...!

10. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

@GreenMan What really proves that Apple is the one who can make a dual camera setup "useful"? WTF

28. fisher

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

@Adreno 303 posts in 5 days??? WTF!

38. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@fisher WOW! You've pretty sharp eyes! Now that ought to be a record, right???

41. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

60 posts a day.....wow.

53. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

@fisher So what? I've seen people p on this site with 18,000 posts in 5 years.

47. kartik.07

Posts: 73; Member since: May 04, 2015

Because it is best innovative company...having the latest tech equipped in there phone...if u know what i mean xP

20. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apple can make a feature popular, not necessarily useful.

39. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

You've forgot to say :"have a good day".

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This is definitely the version I would buy. With that said, the other regular versions would basically be the same phone with a faster processor and a slightly better camera. That just doesn't sound right for an iPhone number change. Something else has to be up! Even the "S" model got more changes last year.

5. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So Apple has resorted to useless gimmicks now...about time.

8. Unordinary unregistered

The phone hasn't even come out yet and you're spewing garbage out of your mouth lmao. Hater detected.

11. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

It's the same way how you spew garbage out of your ass on Samsung article. You bash him, whilst doing the same thing.

31. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Dude... You do the same thing on Samsung articles. Stop it.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What makes you think its gimmicky? Force Touch? Yes since it was rushed and not implemented with real potential. Apple should fix its present camera first, before leaping into something that looks more complicated. Because if they do use this and it doesn't even take a better picture vs the present phone; its gonna be a double whammy.

54. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Exactly that. But I think Apple's current camera is great already. What fix needed?

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Dunno, we will see dual camera has been gimmicky before because the situations you would actually use it for is limited, the optical zoom on one might improve some things, but we will see, I could imagine this hurting the focus ability.

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I am more interested in A10 GPU

9. Unordinary unregistered

What makes you interested in it, given the obvious track record of Apples stellar chips?

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Thats why I am interested

15. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

What's going on here? Both similar names. Are you both one account?

18. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

They probably are. Ordinary = Unordinary + BusyBoy = ONE ACCOUNT.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Says the person posting with their second account.

48. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm pretty sure ordinary and I ordinary are two different people. I spoke to both on offering occasions - you can tell these things. One is an apple fan the other is android fan. I'm surprised by ordinary for being "interested" in A10 SoC. Usually he doesn't like Apple.

42. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Powervrseries 8. No way, but definitely the 7 series.

17. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

HTC phones had this 3 years ago.

27. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and asus already implement those zooming mechanism inside zenfone zoom

19. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Is it only me but i really laugh at people who buys iphones these days! It's funny 2 of my friends are Apple fans since the iphone 4, but they complain that Apple does not innovate and that the phones are prety much the same with minor upgrades and that they are overpriced. But still they keep buying the new models...........yes pretty stupid huh.....so every year i LMFAO!

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