9to5Mac reports that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may go towards LG to supply the next generation iPhone’s camera modules. As per a report from Barron’s, Sony is behind schedule in the supply for dual camera system for the upcoming iPhones.
Subsequently, LG has been contacted to cover these bottlenecks. Last month, the Kumamoto region suffered from an earthquake. This area housed the production facility of Sony’s image sensor business, which suffered damages due to the natural disaster.
Moreover, the Barron’s report also states that the 4.7-inch iPhone may also have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) this time around. Previously, OIS was one of the differentiating factors between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. We believe this time around it will be the inclusion of a dual lens camera system.
We are five months away from the release of the iPhone 7 this September, and the rumors keep coming in. Apple is expected to hold out on major upgrades in 2016 for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, which is next year. However, rumors and leaks have pointed to an iPhone 7, that will retain the look of the 6s series. This will be the first time that Apple will not offer a major design change, in line with its flagship devices launching every two years. On the other hand, the company is expected to move the antenna lines on the iPhone to the top and bottom, while the infamous camera bump may finally be removed as well.
On the other hand, Apple is also expected to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack this year, in favor of a lightning connected audio future. Another rumor stated that one of the iPhone models may also have a smart connector; similar to the one found in the iPad Pro series, which will be used to charge the device while the lightning port is in use. However, news has surfaced that Apple has scrapped that plan altogether.
The rumors and leaks that have been releasing are often contradictory, and suffice to say we have no idea what kind of iPhone we will see this September. What we do know is that the camera quality of the iPhone is either going to get really good or simply go down the drain. Whatever the case, we will find out in about five months.