iPhone 8 rumours : Dual OIS , redesigned telephoto lens

While some may claim “The camera quality on Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is already best in class” that is quite frankly not the case. And for iPhones, this hasn’t been the case for a while now. That’s not to say the camera has been less than fantastic or not upto par. The iPhone 7 may be selling well, but it will certainly not turn declining sales around. People associated with the industry weren’t expecting much of Apple’s iPhone 7 either, but they and fans are indeed expecting a lot from the iPhone 8.

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Apple is expected to redefine its iPhone over for it’s 10th anniversary and this time Apple can’t pull a ‘Macbook Pro with touchbar’ with fans without pushing many over the edge to the ‘green’ side. Clearly, people are expecting more and Apple might have to step up their game with their new product. As such, rumours around the iPhone 8 are going strong and it has been predicted that the new iPhone 8 will sport a completely new design and this might help the company’s sales growth next year.

The latest round of rumours have made it online, thanks to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Mr. Kuo believes that Apple will bring a dual-camera setup to at least one of the rumoured three iPhone 8 models, and says both camera modules will support optical image stabilization. Apple is also expected to redesign the telephoto lens used for the secondary camera’s optical zoom emulation capabilities to improve the image quality.

We believe Apple will add OIS function to the telephoto CCM in order to enhance the selling points of next year’s new iPhone. We think photo quality and optical zoom range may both improve as a result. We expect the telephoto lens will be redesigned to support OIS in the telephoto CCM, with challenges likely coming from: (1) the need to increase the image circle of the telephoto lens, which will lead to longer calibration time and a more complex assembly processes; and (2) a redesign of the telephoto lens, as an increased image circle will result in degraded photo quality around the corners.

iPhone’s LED display looks to be replaced by 5.1″ – 5.2″ OLED displays. However, since all the four main suppliers of OLED displays don’t have enough production capacity to make displays for iPhones, other than the OLED model, Apple might  launch new 4.7″ and 5.5″ TFT-LCD iPhone models.

Earlier rumours have also speculated that Apple’s iPhone 8 might do away with cables and could present a wireless charging technology feature. Users of the phone could charge their phone from up to 15 feet away.

Do you like the iPhone 8 these rumours have been shaping up? Do you wish for more? Tell us in the comments below.

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