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Apple iPhone 7 camera module leaks, hints at optical image stabilization support

Apple's much awaited iPhone 7 could get a serious camera upgrade with optical image stabilization (OIS) feature, which will let users snap sharper and blur-free photos.


The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus brought major changes to the iPhone-lineup. While specifications remained the same, the Plus model had a larger 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, larger battery and also the camera module with optical image stabilization (OIS), which was missing from the 4.7-inch model. The same trend was carried on to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus too. Now, while the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are not expected to bring major design changes, both are likely to get serious hardware upgrades under the hood. Now, new leaked photos of iPhone 7 camera modules hint at optical image stabilization (OIS), an exclusive feature to the Plus variants of the iPhone so far. Also Read - Apple AR headset to launch in late 2022 with mac-level computing power: Kuo

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French publication nowherelse has shared photos of alleged iPhone 7 camera module, which show off the camera lens and four areas around it where optical image stabilization (OIS) setup can be found. The component in question has four small cutouts that surround the camera lens. It houses the equipment and spring that allows the camera module to travel (or float), to compensate the shaking hand movements and provide stabilization. Apple s move makes perfect sense giving the 4.7-inch smartphone the much-needed camera upgrade, especially considering the fact that the Plus model is likely to come with a dual-camera module.

Over the past few months we have come across a number of rumors, leaks and reports that have given a fair idea on what to expect from the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. To begin with, there will be minor design tweaks those ugly antenna bands at the back will be moved along the top and bottom. Apple may also introduce new Space Black or Deep Blue color variant for both smartphones.

The display resolution is also set to get serious upgrades the iPhone 7 could sport a 4.7-inch full HD (1080p) display, whereas the iPhone 7 Plus could get the 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display. With Apple A10 processor under the hood, the iPhone 7 is likely to come with 2GB of RAM, and the Plus variant could sport 3GB of RAM. The base storage of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus could start at 32GB and go all the way up to 256GB. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7 Plus in new black color with dual-camera setup, redesigned antenna bands spotted

From what we have seen in the leaked photos, the traditional 3.5mm audio port is set to go away, and audio will be routed via Bluetooth or Lightning port. The new iPhones are also expected to come with improved water and dust resistance capabilities. What s more, the new iPhones may also sport a pressure-sensitive Touch ID sensor. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus could launch with truly wireless earbuds featuring custom Bluetooth chip

Apple is likely to host the launch event on September 7, and it could also unveil the new Apple Watch 2 with built-in GPS connectivity. Pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are likely to kick off on September 9 and go on sale starting September 23. While there is no concrete information about the launch and release date, we will come to know more when Apple starts sending media invites for the launch event.

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  • Published Date: August 19, 2016 2:45 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 19, 2016 2:46 PM IST

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