A recent posting made on China’s microblogging site Weibo contradicts earlier rumors that the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus will come with a dual camera. According to Foxconn’s internal staff, Apple has decided to ditch the dual camera feature of iPhone 7 Plus due to technical difficulties faced.
Earlier rumors and leaks showed that the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 model will carry a dual-camera setup with the extra sensor being used probably for optical zooming and KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo stated earlier that this feature will be exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus model. But the latest news arriving from a Foxconn insider indicates that this is no longer an option due to some technical difficulties faced by the company.
Given that there have been many schematics and renderings in the past showing the dual camera iPhone 7 Plus, Foxconn is one of the primary manufacturing partner of Apple and today’s leak from a Foxconn source cannot be taken with a grain of salt.
Many Apple customers will be left dissappointed if the Cupertino tech-giant drops plans for a dual camera setup as it is one of the major upgrades of the iPhone 7 Plus over its predecessors. If this news is to be taken true, the next generation of iPhone might not offer major new features to attract buyers.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be launched this year in September. Given that we are still months away from the announcement, there’s still time for more information to surface.