iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may both offer OIS, LG and Sony could share camera module orders

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may both offer OIS, LG and Sony could share camera module orders
Until now, we've heard plenty of rumors regarding Apple's next-generation iPhones, probably called iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (or iPhone 7 Pro). While the new handsets will likely not look too different compared to the iPhone 6 series, they're certainly going to bring various hardware and software improvements - including upgraded cameras. 

Most of the recent rumors had it that the iPhone 7 Plus should feature a dual rear camera with optical image stabilization, while the iPhone 7 will include a regular rear camera without OIS. However, Nomura Securities analyst Chris Chang now expects both new iPhones to offer OIS.

As you may know, optical image stabilization is currently included only on the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus. Thus, the iPhone 7 could become Apple's first 4.7-inch handset to have a camera with OIS. This should help the device deliver higher quality photos and videos, especially in low light situations.

Nomura Securities also notes that Sony, which Apple had initially contracted to make camera modules for the iPhone 7, may not be able to manufacture enough cameras in due time. As a result, "most" of Apple's "initial dual camera orders" might be handled by LG Innotek. Knowing Apple, the cameras should be top notch anyway, and end users will likely not be affected by this alleged change of suppliers.

Just like in previous years, Apple is seemingly planning to announce and launch its new iPhones in September. For a complete rundown on what to expect from the upcoming Apple handsets, check out our iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus rumor review

source: Barron's via 9to5Mac

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1. NoAllegiance unregistered

Apple iPhone 6S2

5. AlikMalix unregistered

I know right?

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Please no. If there's one thing I really didn't like about the 6 series, it's the design.

16. AlikMalix unregistered

I know right? (Version 2.0) LOL.

20. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

And the bezels, oh yeah, that has been the same since the first iPhone

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Galaxy S62

17. AlikMalix unregistered

Also true.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's what I say about the S7.

42. Rocky1978

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Yes but at least Samsung refined the design for only the SECOND year. This boring Apple design will be on its third year and only minus antenna lines.......Been saying it for years, without Jobs, Apple is boring.


Posts: 946; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I like 6SS better

27. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i guess proper screen will come on 2020 model without these huge bazels

36. therealestmc

Posts: 680; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I like the bezel. It makes it comfortable to hold the phone.

37. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

They will refurbish unsold iPhone 6s and will be called iPhone 7.

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Sony fans keep saying the camera sensors on iPhone and Galaxy belongs to Sony, and Sony phones just have "bad software", not bad hardware. Facts show Sony is just the manufacturer, Apple and Samsung keep their design.

3. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

One thing for sure, Sony phones' software is worst than hardware.

13. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014


10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is not entirely true. Both Samsung and Apple have actually used the exact same camera sensor in a phone. I doubt Apple and Samsung would purposely use the same camera if it belong them. Right? It could be true now, but it wasn't some time ago.

15. Subie

Posts: 2430; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Sony's Exmor sensors are their own design, and that's what apple used in the iphone 6. Samsung and other's also purchased these sensors for their phones. But the Exmor brand is Sony's own patented design.

31. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

@hung2900 really? Apple and Samsung keep their design? Sony sensor is the most widely used camera. And they have patent on it. You should check the z5 series for their camera quality.

46. TeamAndroid

Posts: 1; Member since: May 18, 2016

ahem , ahem everybody forgets here that it was Sony who announced not so long ago that they expect all major smartphone OEM's to start using their dual camera setup till 2017 !? btw Sony does have best hardware and software when it comes to camera in their phones...you need check out facts before you speak nonsense again .

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

LG innotek? so their dual camera only just ultra wide + normal camera setup? boring... oh well, Innovation /s

21. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

yeah, because Samsung uses the same architecture in their Exynos as in Apple's A chip. /s /h /i /t

45. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

What makes LG G5 the best smartphone camera to date.even with an old 1.8f 16mp still can be the best. Imagine if LG had used samsung or htc sensors they would have leaved them in the dust.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31668; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All I can say is, the writings on the wall Apple. Deliver or sit down.

7. BobLawblaw unregistered

Which wall? Where can I find this wall? Is it Trumps wall?

8. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

God I hope not.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My biggest wish for the 7 is dual speakers.

30. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

My biggest wish is: 1080p 3gb Ram Angular design like Sony Z 2800Mah

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31668; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A total redesign of the Touch ID would be needed. I'm more concerned with software stability than anything else. I strongly think I'll be skipping this years edition, and looking at 2017.

38. tedkord

Posts: 17482; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, but that's what you said last year. ;p

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