KGI: Dual Rear Camera Will Likely Remain Exclusive to Larger iPhone in 2017



KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining expectations for the iPhone in 2017.

Kuo’s report notes that the dual rear camera will likely remain an exclusive to the high-end iPhone models. The dual camera is a feature that requires a lot of cost considerations for Apple and it also haas a niche appeal.

As for what improvements can be anticipated for the dual camera in the 2017 iPhone, Kuo says that optical image stabilization (OIS) will likely be added to the telephoto lens. Currently, the iPhone 7 Plus only has OIS on the wide-angle lens.

While 2017 would normally be considered an “S cycle” upgrade for the iPhone, next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the device, which means the launch will probably be a big one. Apple is reportedly looking to include a glass body and an edge-to-edge OLED display that curves around the sides of the device. The 10th anniversary iPhone may also see the removal of the Home button and include features such as wireless charging and an iris scanner.

[via AppleInsider]


  • Lakh Jhajj

    That’s a lot of update for an “S” release. Let’s see what Apple pulls up with naming the 10 year iPhone.

  • jmcd102

    It seems to be working this year with the
    Plus models selling out faster than the regular version.

  • Quattro

    Probably something like “the anniversary edition”, and then back to normal numbers in 2018. At least that’s what my crystal ball tells me.

  • That’s actually the most logical thing that’s going to happen, especially after they changed the name for the Apple Watch as series 1 and 2.

  • OliChabot

    I would be freaking mad because I want that camera but don’t want the Plus size.

  • Hondanazi

    The iPhone 7 SE (Steve Edition)… or just “iPhone” and let consumers figure out which model is which 5 years from now!!!

  • Hondanazi

    I feel the same way…what makes the “Plus” a high end model other than bigger screen and an extra 1gig of memory?!? I didn’t ask anyone to not offer the extra gig and camera, if I wanted a phablet I’d buy one!!