Apple iPhone 7 might also get OIS: Report

Leaked images of the Apple iPhone 7 camera sensor includes four small cutouts surrounding the single lens housing, similar to the iPhone 6/6S Plus

By: Tech Desk | Published:August 19, 2016 7:34 pm
Apple, Apple rumours, Apple iphone, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 rumours, iPhone 7 OIS, optical image stabilisation, Apple OIS, iPhone 7 leaks, Apple leaks, new iPhone 7 leaks, technology, technology news Apple might bring OIS to its new 4.7-inch iPhone 7, a feature that was earlier restricted to only the Plus versions (Source: Nowhere Else)

It’s only a few weeks to the launch of the new Apple iPhone, and the rumours just refuse to die down. The latest one suggests one of the significant additions to Apple iPhone 7 this year could be the new camera design with optical image stabilisation. According to new leaks, Apple will bring Optical Image Stabilisation to its new 4.7-inch iPhone 7, a feature that was earlier restricted to only the Plus versions.

Apple introduced OIS with the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, and re-imagined it with the iPhone 6S Plus in 2015. However, the feature remained absent in the smaller 4.7-inch devices each year. The presence of OIS in the Plus devices, was one of its selling points – apart from the larger display and the bigger battery life. But new images leaked by Nowhere Else show the new camera sensor for the iPhone 7, which looks remarkably close to the camera sensors of the iPhone 6/6S Plus that feature OIS.

The leaked image of the iPhone 7 camera sensor includes four small cutouts surrounding the single lens housing, the same cutouts that are present in the camera modules of the iPhone 6/6S Plus. The additional cut outs in the housing are supposedly present to provide the lens room to float slightly. These cut outs are however missing from the iPhone 6/6S.

Apple iPhone 7 Pro is rumoured to feature a dual rear camera setup. Apple’s strategy with the dual camera setup is still unclear, and is proposed to be for better dynamic range and colour representation, or to create a background blur.

A recent rumour pointed at Apple introducing a new black colour for the iPhone. Leaked rendered images of a blue variant had also surfaced last month.

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