Apple iPhone 8 is likely to feature some radical changes in terms of design and features, and it looks like a 3D camera might be just a possibility. According to a report in The Korea Economic Daily, Apple is working with LG Innotek to develop a smartphone camera module that will enable 3D photography. The report points out LG Innotek’s 3D dual rear camera module could be used in Apple’s new products starting as early as latter half of 2017.
The site quoted close sources who said, “Apple is now studying how to apply its 3D camera technology into LG Innotek’s smartphone camera. Since LG Innotek also has its own 3D camera and related technologies, such joint efforts will likely to bear fruit sometime within next year.”
LG Innotek’s 3D camera technology has already been used in Optimus 3D, which was launched in 2011. According to the report, LG Innotek is exclusively supplying its dual cameras for iPhone 7, unveiled in Korea in October.
The year 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of iPhone and Apple is expected to radically overhaul the iPhone 8 in terms of design and features. Latest rumours around the phone suggest Apple will bring wireless charging for the first time with its iPhone 8. The leak comes from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (KGI Securities).
An earlier report by Kuo has hinted at Apple planning to launch a bezel-less OLED iPhone 8, along with the revisions of the two standard 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays next year. All three phones are expected to come with glass casings and incorporate wireless charging.
Kuo has said that the larger 5.5-inch ‘Plus’ model will no more be the high-end flagship, with the OLED iPhone expected to be technically superior to the other two phones. He has also said that the optical image stabilisation (OIS) will be coming to both the wide-angle and telephoto lens next year.