Rumors had it and today’s report points at one of the September-bound iPhone 7 model highly-anticipated features, has reportedly been cancelled due to “immature” technology. It was expected and believed that the Plus-sized variant of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus to include a dual-lens camera to power new features. With that said, now, it will use a standard system. Here are the details on why?
The majority of iPhone 7 Plus rumors in recently months suggested the phone’s rear camera will feature a dual system to improve the quality of photos and power button. Camera that would allow the new iPhone to capture more light in every photograph but would increase complexity. And today’s report indicates the feature may not arrive this year after all.
According to insider at Foxconn, the company that manufactures the iPhone reveals the plans of dual-lens camera have been cancelled due to the already mentioned technology. Apparently, the system that we are talking about isn’t ready for primetime yet, likely because of the complexities of the setup. With that said, it was also rumored that the camera would also have an optical image stabilization, a wide-angle lens and even an optical zoom, capable of achieving 2-3x magnification of images. If that’s the case, then it would be offered on the 5.5-inch Plus model, in part to differentiate the phone from the standard version and make it more “premium” handset.
Although anyone of these reports are confirmed, it could add further substance to other speculations that the iPhone 7 may be a “disappointment”. Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously said the phone will have “no standout features” and the postponing of the dual-lens camera is likely to reinforce this.
If these reports or rumors are to be believed, the iPhone 7 is expected to offer only incremental upgrades over last year’s iPhone 6s. However, the design will remain largely the same, with only redesigned antenna strips standing out on the chassis. Also suggested the physical Home button may be replaced by a capacitive touch-sensitive one, which is unconfirmed at the moment.
Notably, it is widely expected that Apple would remove the 3.5mm audio headphone jack from the upcoming iPhone 7, instead requiring consumers connect headsets through the Lightning port. Furthermore, the handset’s sales if customers are reluctant to abandon their current universally compatible headphones.
There’s also speculation about the 2017 iPhone could come integrated with OLED, a much more substantial upgrade. It is thought the company will skip the iPhone 7 in favor of releasing the iPhone 8 next year, including the OLED display and a glass and metal design.
As always with leaks, it’s best to take these reports with a note of caution. Plans change frequently when developing products and Apple could also change its plans again before the iPhone 7 launch date.
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