Although the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are just two months old now, we’ve already started hearing rumors and speculations about the next iPhone. While the iPhone 7 Plus features OIS on a single lens, the next-gen iPhone is expected to support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both the camera modules.
As per KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the purported iPhone 8 will have OIS in both the camera modules including the telephoto lens.
Moreover, Kuo has reported that the Cupertino giant is working on three variants of the iPhone 8 – a 5.1-inch or 5.2-inch OLED display variant, a 5.5-inch LCD display version, and a 4.7-inch LCD display variant. According to the report, the 4.7-inch model with LCD display will retain the single lens camera with OIS.
Ming-Chi Kuo in a research note said:
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.