A dual-camera iPhone 7? There’s an Apple patent for that

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Like we’ve said before, this two-camera hardware trend is one that we don’t see dying for the moment. At least, the two-cameras-on-one-side buzz is still flying around. There’s the Axon, the V10, the One M8 and the iPhone 7. Okay, the last one’s a very iffy subject at this point.

All we have to go on is a patent application filed by Apple. The patent goes into detail on a dual-sensor setup with a standard field-of-view lens attached to one of them and a telephoto lens to the other. Both sensors would be able to simultaneous take photos, both pictures would be saved as separate files which a user could view. From there, there are plenty of software applications such as tapping to zoom into a telephoto inset of a regular photo.

The horrible thing about patents (especially one of Apple’s patents) is that the owner of them can simply squat on them without putting them to use. Cross your fingers if you’re in desire of this business and be sure to twist your digits especially hard if you want to see this on the iPhone 7.

Source: US Patent and Trademark Office
Via: The Verge

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.