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Apple May Turn to LG for iPhone 7 Plus Dual-Lens Camera Because Sony is Behind Schedule


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Jul 27, 2011
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According to the latest industry intel, Apple may be switching to LG for the dual-lens camera in this year's iPhone 7 Plus. Supposedly, Sony (who is Apple's usual go-to company for camera lenses) is falling behind schedule in cranking out enough of the part to be viable for the iPhone 7 Plus launch.

The report did not clarify whether LG will become the only or primary supplier of the dual-camera lens, or if it will simply be used as a supplement to what Sony is able to produce in time. The report also is not clear on if this issue will affect the regular iPhone 7, and only stipulates the larger device. Industry speculation is that the regular iPhone 7 might only have a single-lens camera instead of the higher end dual-lens product coming in the iPhone 7 Plus. This does contradict some rumors that both devices will have a dual-lens camera.

Regardless,the rumors suggest that the two devices will supposedly share one thing in common, and that is that they will both include Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Here's a quote with more of the details,

"The switch to dual-lens camera modules has been linked to Apple's acquisition of LinX Technology, which could lead to "DSLR-quality" photos on iPhones. LinX's multi-aperture cameras are also smaller sized than single-aperture cameras, meaning the iPhone 7 Plus could have a slightly less protruding camera lens.

LinX camera modules offer a number of other benefits, including 3D depth mapping, better color accuracy and uniformity, ultra HDR, low noise levels, higher resolution, low costs, zero shutter lag, and a compact design that allows for edge-to-edge displays. A recent video demo provides a good overview of dual-camera technology."

What do you folks think? Could the next iPhone have a DSLR-quality camera? We are certainly excited to find out.

Source: MacRumors