The concept of dual-lens camera has been seen in two major flagships till date – the HTC One M8 and the Huawei Honor 6 Plus. A recent report coming from the Taiwanese media says that CEO of Altek- Xiauru Wen has been quoted claiming that the Cupertino giant Apple has been investigating about the dual lens camera setup since past three years. Altek is the company that currently manufactures the dual lens camera modules for HTC and Huawei.
Wen says that before bringing this technology to the people, the Cupertino tech giant wants to make completely sure that they have the powerful technology to support it. The company is however said to have developed different apps that can work for the dual-lens camera system. However, it would be interesting to see how Apple uses this technology to the customers benefit apart from just the sales point-of-view. Additionally, one more thing that is stopping Apple is the concern the company faces regarding the suppliers yield to meet the demand.
The reports also claims that Apple has been caught is some technical issue known as the optical axis deviation wherein some of the units took the blurred images. Moreover, it also says that Lorgan that provides 80% of the camera lenses which Apple has in its recent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has also announced to double its productivity capacity. This has raised the speculations that the tech giant is likely to have a dual-lens setup in its next iPhone but it seems to be bit difficult for the iPhone 6s expected this year.
The latest released concept video has also highlighted the dual-lens feature for the next iPhone 7.
source: Business Weekly Taiwan