“While an attractive addition for avid picture takers and professional photographers, the iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera is not a mass-market killer application yet.”
That’s what KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo wrote to investors in a note recently but there’s way more text on that paper or .pdf than just that and it talks plenty about 2017.
Kuo says that Apple will still find an appeal for the dual-camera system and continue to implement it on just the Plus model for the time being, even though it costs a little much and isn’t exactly perfect. For example, while the wide-angle 28mm lens has OIS, the telephoto 56mm one was not rumored to have it.
That may change, though, come iPhone 7s/8 Plus:
“We believe the focus of the dual-camera upgrade will be equipping telephoto [coil motor] with OIS [coil motor], so as to significantly enhance optical and digital zoom quality,” Kuo said.
The analyst believes that an improved dual-camera feature could lead to next year’s iPhone Plus sales share up to about 30 or 40 percent of total iPhone sales.