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iPhone 7 Plus: Apple rumored to tap new supplier for dual camera array

by Jacob Kleinman | August 23, 2016August 23, 2016 8:30 am EST

Apple is expected to pack the iPhone 7 Plus with a pair of rear cameras, and that means big bucks for the companies that supply those modules. Now a new report could reveal where the new iPhone cameras will come from. Specifically, Primax Electronics could be poised to make a nice profit thanks to the iPhone 7 Plus, according to a report out of China.

The article notes that Primax recently boosted its production of 13-megapixel camera modules to 12 million units per month. If those units end up in the iPhone 7 Plus, it could mark an upgrade over the 12-megapixel shooter in last year’s model. The dual camera setup is also expected to support optical zoom and other new photography features.

Previous reports suggested Apple would rely on LG Innotek to supply its new dual-lens modules. It’s possible the company could end up tapping multiple suppliers to meet demand.

The smaller iPhone 7 is expected to feature a single rear camera, though it could still offer a few upgrades including optical image stabilization. Apple’s expected to unveil both new smartphones at an event early next month on September 7.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...