We’ve reported here at Aptgadget that the regular iPhone 7 would not feature the dual-lens camera that has been rumored for the iPhone 7 Plus, but this is no surprise because Apple often finds a way to distinguish its two smartphones and make consumers pay more money for the additional technology that makes its way into the “Plus” model. A good example of this is the iPhone 6 Plus, where Apple added Full HD resolution (1080p) and 2,915mAh battery as opposed to the 750p and 1,800mAh battery in the regular iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Plus also sported a 5.5-inch display as opposed to the 4.7-inch display of the regular iPhone 6. Apple charged $749 for the iPhone 6 Plus as opposed to the $649 price tag for the regular iPhone 6.
Other news said that Apple would bring optical image stabilization (OIS) to not only the iPhone 7 Plus but also the regular iPhone 7 that’s to be announced this September, and that this would reduce the distinctions between the regular and Plus models. Well, we’ve gotten our hands on new photos that show that the regular iPhone 7 will get OIS and that the iPhone 7 Plus will get the dual-lens camera technology that has been rumored for the next-generation iPhone.
The iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 photos come to us courtesy of French site Nowhereelse, and they show that the iPhone 7 Plus will feature a camera setup on the back cover that is nearly identical to that present on the LG G5. The LG G5 has a dual-lens camera setup, and you can see both the iPhone 7 Plus and LG G5 below to verify it in your own mind.
As for the regular iPhone 7, it will have a larger lens than before, but it only has one camera slot, not two like the iPhone 7 Plus back cover — indicating that Apple will make some changes with the iPhone 7 lens, though it won’t get the dual-lens treatment of the iPhone 7 Plus. The larger lens leads us to conclude that Apple will indeed bring OIS to the regular iPhone 7, which the larger camera slot would explain best.
So, for now, we know what Apple’s camera setups will be on both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The camera technology has been the one major showcase feature of these two next-generation iPhones. With that in place, it seems as though consumers can now make up their minds (with iOS 10, of course) about what to expect come September.