iPhone 7 camera has OIS, says analyst
LG Innotek has been working on plenty of goodies for smartphones recently. Market analysts think that the company’s also working on one big goody for Apple and the rumored iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro (or Premium).
Nomura Securities, as have KGI and Citi Research, believes that every 5.5-inch iPhone will feature a dual-camera module and that said module will be made by LG, not Sony. Why? Analyst Chris Chang explains:
We think Sony may not be able to deliver its full share of dual cameras to Apple due to: (1) lower-than-expected yield, and (2) damage to its production facility from the April earthquake in Kumamoto. As a result, we think LGI will gain majority share of the initial dual camera orders from Apple.
Ah, the dreaded earthquake — how it ruins iPhones.
Nomura also expects Apple’s camera bill to go up this year because of the obviously increased costs of dual-camera modules and the addition of OIS into the regular iPhone 7 model.
“Current only the 5.5 [inch] model has OIS,” Nomura states.