Single-lens or dual-lens? That’s one of the big questions we still have about the iPhone 7 and a new leak points strongly towards a single-lens camera.
Other than adding further evidence that the iPhone 7 will have a single-lens camera they don’t tell us much, though the source also claims that mass production of the phone has started at Foxconn, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise, with the likely launch just months away.
There are a couple of things to note though. First off the image doesn’t look obviously doctored, though really it could be of cameras for anything. An accompanying image which appears to show a Foxconn cafeteria is meant to be evidence that they were taken there, but as it’s a completely separate photo it’s only really evidence that some Foxconn employees are messy eaters.
There’s still hope for a dual-lens
Secondly, if we take the image as being authentic that still doesn’t mean we won’t see a dual-lens version. In fact, while it’s looking ever more likely that the standard iPhone 7 will have a single-lens camera it seems Apple might be reserving a dual-lens one for the iPhone 7 Plus or the iPhone 7 Pro.
So if you were hoping for twice the lenses you still might get them, just as long as you’re happy with a bigger screen too.
In fact, whichever model you opt for the camera could be one of the biggest updates, with the iPhone 7 as a whole rumored to be quite similar to the iPhone 6S, as Apple is apparently saving the big changes for the ten-year anniversary of the iPhone in 2017.
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