Dual Camera Lens Could Be A Reality On The iPhone Very Soon Indeed

Ramish Zafar
Posted Jun 25, 2015
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In an industry that is constantly pushing for new technology on new devices, Apple’s approach to major new features has been strictly conservative. The last iPhone to come with a major upgrade was the iPhone 5S, which introduced the fingerprint sensor on an Apple device for the first time. And even though the iPhone 6 Duo saw a complete design overhaul, coupled with a larger variant being introduced in the form of the iPhone 6 Plus, the flagship upgrade did not see any new features. Could things change with the iPhone 6S Duo? We’ve started to hear some interesting reports out of Taiwan which claim that Apple’s been working on dual camera lens technology for more than three years.

Apple’s Been Working On Dual Camera Technology For Quite A While Claims Altek CEO

Dual camera lenses are not a novelty in the Android world. Several firms, with the likes of HTC and Huawei included have developed such solutions for their devices and there’s no reason to believe that we won’t be seeing other manufacturers from doing so in the future either. But in Apple’s ecosystem, the Cupertino tech giant generally takes its time with new features, citing the need to perfect them before introduction on mass scale.

And according to Altek CEO, Xiaru Wen, the company’s been working on dual camera technology for more than three years now. In fact, should Apple’s supply chain adjust itself to production needs generated by such a change, the company would be ready to introduce the feature in one of its devices, most likely the iPhone. Apple’s got its bases covered on the software end as well, with its recent acquisition of LinX imaging this April.

By the looks of things, Apple’s supply chain partners have also understood the need for this change, as Largan (Its camera lens supplier) also recently announced plans to double lens production. If this works out, then we should expect Apple’s component yield problem to be over and who knows. Perhaps the iPhone 7 could come with a dual camera lens indeed. Sounds interesting? Stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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