iPhone 7 Plus might double up on rear cameras

With the launch of the iPhone 7 still months away, an analyst expects the new Apple handset to sport a dual-camera system.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will include the two cameras on the back of the bigger iPhone 7 Plus to produce higher quality images and could also allow for optical zoom, according to a report from 9to5Mac.

It’s unclear how the system will work, but the report claims one camera could potentially support optical image stabilization and a wide field of view, and the other will sport a telephoto lens that has a narrower field of view.

It could work by combining the two images together to create a clearer image.

Two better than one?

While this isn’t the first time we’ve heard Apple playing with dual-cameras for the iPhone, there is no guarantee Apple will release an iPhone 7 Plus with two rear cameras.

After all, rumors of a dual-camera toting iPhone began early last year, before the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were launched.

In fact, Kuo also indicates that Apple is in fact developing two models of the larger handset, one with the dual-camera system and one without, predicting there may be “supple chain constraints” that could mean only a limited number of models would sport two cameras.

Or it could mean that Apple is only experimenting with the dual-camera systems, and we may not see it for another year or so.

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