Dual cameras reportedly exclusive to iPhone 7 Plus model

The smaller iPhone 7 won't get dual cameras, according to an often correct Apple analyst.


In the iPhone lineup, dual camera functionality will be exclusive to the larger iPhone 7 Plus, according a well-regarded Apple analyst.

KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo says the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will have a similar form factor to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and the dual-camera upgrade is coming to the 5.5-inch model only.

The analyst cautions that "first impressions could underwhelm."

Apple is rumored to use its LinX acquisition to make the new modules, which could signal a move away from Sony who is believed to make $20 per iPhone 6 for using its camera module. As pointed out by MacRumors, Apple recently gained a patent for a dual-camera system with a wide angle lens and telephoto lens.

This isn't the first we've heard about a dual camera for Apple's rumored iPhone for launch later this year. Several blurry photos of purported camera modules for the handset have leaked, alongside similar reports.

Past upgraded cameras, the iPhone 7 is believed to have the removal of antenna bands and headphone jack to be replaced by a second speaker.

Like most rumors, we caution you to view the images with a grain of salt. We are still a ways off from an announcement and things could change.