iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus To Have OIS, Samsung And LG Splitting Camera Module Orders


Several reports and rumors have already been released regarding Apple's next flagship smartphones, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

It is evident that the new devices will look very much the same as their predecessors, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, with Apple focusing to upgrade the software and hardware components of the smartphones instead of aesthetics.

According to Nomura Securities analyst Chris Chang, one of the upgrades Apple is planning is that the smartphones could bring optical image stabilization (OIS) to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, in addition to the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.

The feature was previously only limited to Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone models, but the latest report means that the iPhone 7 will be the first 4.7-inch model to offer OIS. The feature allows users to take pictures and videos of higher quality, even in low-light environments.

Another tidbit Chang wrote is that Sony is behind schedule in supplying dual camera systems for the upcoming iPhones. This has caused Apple to tap LG to fill in for some of the camera module orders to make up for Sony's shortcomings.

One of the reasons behind Sony's lag is the company's production facility in Kumamoto was damaged by an earthquake in April, hampering its output and causing it to fall behind schedule for Apple's order.

Whether the dual camera module in the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus is manufactured by Samsung or LG should not make much of a difference though, if there is any at all, as both companies would work to produce the modules at specifications provided by Apple.

An image of the iPhone 7 was recently leaked, showcasing the back of the upcoming smartphone. If the picture turns out to be real, then it seems Apple has not been able to create an all-metal design, due to plastic strips still located at the top and bottom edges of the device so that the antenna signal can get through.

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