iPhone 7 rumor mill
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, believes that Apple has plans to design a dual-camera system for the iPhone 7 Plus, which will still feature the 5.5-inch display as seen in previous Plus iPhone models, but will deploy with 3GB of RAM.
According to Kuo, Apple will adopt the dual-camera system on its iPhone 7 Plus. The Huawei P9 has a dual-camera system, and Kuo believes this trend will continue to propagate in smart phone design and engineering:
“Dual-camera to become a must-have feature for high-end smartphone. The initial market response to Huawei’s (CN) new flagship dual-camera model, P9, has been better than expected, and we estimate shipments may reach 10mn units in 2016. In our view, more high-end smartphones will adopt this feature going forward. And, in order to maintain its leading position in the high-end market, we expect Apple will fully adopt dual-camera on the new 5.5-inch iPhone in 2016.”
Just the iPhone 7 plus? Apple already has some hardware fragmentation and user experience continuity issues with the beautiful iPhone SE, which has many of the higher end features of the current iPhone flagship line-up like the processor and camera…but lacks 3DTouch.
I’m not so sure Apple would fragment the camera system more than it already has with going optical-zoom on the Plus models and digital-zoom only on the 5-inch display. But it is possible.
The camera is a very important feature to iPhone users. It’s important to get the design right for all iPhone users, and here is why: