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.