Cameras continue to be a big talker when it comes to the next generation of iPhones. We heard that Apple would possibly push a quick activation of one of its recent patent applications onto the iPhone 7 Plus. But more musings are signalling the demise of the somewhat kinda-dreaded camera bump that’s existed on the last few iPhones.
First, word that the iPhone 7 Plus could have a dual rear-camera setup now has some more credence as Digitimes is reporting that several lens manufacturers from Taiwan, China and Japan have sent coupled lens samples for Apple to evaluate. One of those manufacturers, Taiwan’s Largan Technologies, already supplies cameras for the majority of iPhones right now. Analysts are betting on another manufacturer to take the job on as Apple wants to reduce “risk.”
To the other device’s rumors: not only will the iPhone 7’s thinner rear camera unit sit flush to the back, but that back may feature two fewer plastic antenna inlays. The rumored design has been rendered to show that the bands will remain on the siderails and at the top and bottom edges of the back. We’re not sure if this design will extend back to the Plus model, though.