Apple’s next iPhone – probably the iPhone 8 — has already been in the headlines for its rumored specs, and the latest rumor hints that the company is working with LG to introduce a 3D dual-lens camera. Apple is said to be focusing on AR or augmented reality, and if the latest report holds true, then there are good chances that it will use the AR feature in its mobile devices.

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Apple to use 3D module for iPhone 8

The Korea Economic Daily claims that Apple is experimenting with a new LG 3D dual-lens camera for the iPhone 8. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the development, the publication claims that Apple has partnered with LG to make smartphone camera modules to enable 3D photographing on iPhones. The module will reportedly use LG Innotek’s dual camera, as per the report. It will supposedly be applied to Apple’s new products starting in the second half of next year.

Sources reportedly told the Korea Economic Daily, “Apple Inc. 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.”

Apple acquired Israel-based startup LinX in 2015 to get hold of its 3D camera technology. LG, which is the exclusive supplier of dual-lens cameras for the iPhone 7, also has its own 3D camera technology.

Big iPhones to come with better camera

Since the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, the company has differentiated its large-screen phones from their 4.7-inch siblings by adding more features to them. The rear cameras of both the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 Plus included OIS (optical image stabilization), which was omitted in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, notes the Tech Times.

Apple, which launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this year, finally added the OIS (optical image stabilization) feature to the 4.7-inch version. However, it kept its tradition of using the “Plus” model’s camera to differentiate its latest and greatest iPhones. The iPhone 7 Plus came with a dual-lens camera offering enhanced features like the blur effect.

Rumors claim that the iPhone 8 lineup will include three models — a 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch, and a 5.2-inch model. It is expected that the 2017 iPhones will be the first to support wireless charging out of the box. Also the iPhone 8 could feature an all-glass body with an edge-to-edge OLED display.