Industry rumors claim Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working on a triple-lens iphone camera system for the next flagship device, according to the industry site iDropNews. That might sound far-fetched, but the truth is that competition from China has already adopted the technology and Apple will need to catch up soon, argue some analysts. However adding another lens to a smartphone isn’t the simplest thing to do, as you can see below.
Notwithstanding making inner space for the segments, Apple should figure out how to neatly execute the focal point on the iPhone’s outside. Thus we’ve made idea pictures of various choices Apple could in the long run convey to consumers.
Benefits of a triple-lens camera system include:
• Incredible low-light performance.
• Dedicated sensor enhances image detail.
• Optical zoom.
• Wide-angle capabilities and 3D depth perception.
iDropNews concludes theirarticle on the topic with the following remarks
Apple could use a three-lens system on a so-called iPhone X Plus device in 2019, or it could launch a completely separate iPhone that would occupy the tier that the iPhone X does currently.
Unfortunately, it’s not clear how much a triple-lens smartphone could retail for. Presumably, it might be more expensive thanks to the bump in camera components. And while EDN claims that Apple is developing the phone for a possible 2019 launch, we recommend taking that timeline with a grain of salt until it’s corroborated by other reports.
In any case, with the launch of the Huawei P20 and rumors of a triple-lens iPhone, it’s safe to say that we might be soon entering the era of the three-lens smartphone camera.
See more on the photo renders via and with permission from iDropNews
What do you think? Will the next iPhone have triple lens? Do you want that? What other features should or do you think Apple should add to the next flagship device? Comment below on your thoughts