iPhone With Triple-Lens Rear Camera Will 'Likely' Launch Next Year Says Analyst

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    Apple is likely to launch at least one new iPhone model with a triple-lens rear camera in the second half of next year, according to the Taipei Times, citing a research note from Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff Pu.

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    A triple-lens iPhone X mockup by Martin Hajek via iDrop News

    The report does not provide any additional details, but a Chinese report from the Economic Daily News last month suggested the camera system will have a 6P lens design with up to 5x zoom and at least one 12-megapixel lens.

    The addition of a third lens would likely enable 3x optical zoom on an iPhone for the first time, enabling users to magnify the image in the viewfinder by up to 3x without a blurry reduction in quality like digital zoom. iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models feature 2x optical zoom for comparison.

    A triple-lens rear camera would likely be a feature reserved for Apple's highest-end iPhones, so if accurate, this rumor probably applies to a third-generation iPhone X and/or iPhone X Plus launching around September 2019.

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    Huawei P20 Pro

    Huawei's new P20 Pro smartphone is the first with a triple-lens rear camera system, including a 40-megapixel lens, a 20-megapixel monochrome lens, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The Verge's Vlad Savov said he prefers the P20 Pro's camera over those on the iPhone X and Galaxy S9.

    For anyone hoping this might be a 2018 move instead, former KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously ruled out any significant changes occurring to the iPhone X's current dual-lens rear camera system this year.

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  2. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    Only 3 lenses? I’m going to wait for the 5 lense model.
     
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  4. recoil80 macrumors 68020

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    3X optical zoom seems like a lot to me.
    I'd rather have a third camera module in order to enhance picture quality, especially in low light.
     
  5. stevemiller macrumors 68000

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    if they're going to keep adding zoom lenses, how about making the base lens wider angle?
     
  6. Bonte macrumors 6502a

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    Could also help for depth of field and augmentation, bring on the extra lenses.
     
  7. GadgetBen Suspended

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    What nonsense. Apple will simply improve the two lenses.

    We aren’t talking about Gillette razors here! It’s not a competition for which phone has the most lenses!
     
  8. StevieD100 macrumors 6502a

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    I expect there are some lawyers in East Texas already working on a plethora of sueballs that will be heading Apple's way as soon as the device is announced.
     
  9. Schranke macrumors 6502a

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    Just make a phone which entire back is lenses...(and flash)
    Would make for the coolest living wallpaper.
     
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  11. YaBe macrumors 6502a

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    They already have 16 lenses camera, they only need to add the phone part.
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    So, if 3 blades are good then 5 blades are better. Phone cameras are the new shaving razors.
     
  13. 4jasontv macrumors 68000

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    I’m surprised we haven’t seen a stereoscopic camera to make AR/VR easier. You know, cause that’s a thing Apple talks about.
     
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    fixed that
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    iPhone XII Plus-exclusive feature? With Apple I’ve come to expect that.
     
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    Coming soon to a phone near you!

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  18. Secondempire macrumors member

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    This is just like when Gillette… oh, someone beat me to it.
     
  19. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of adding more lenses, why they just don't improve and enlarge the main one? I mean, professional cameras don't use several lenses in the end, they just have one and very good lens.
     
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    Film in 3D for the rumored apple glasses!
     
  22. Adam Warlock macrumors regular

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    How about pleasantly surprising their users and instead add a triple-size battery that may actually be useful to a majority?
     
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    What they need to do is make a camera that takes decent low light photos. The X is a total disappointment in this area. I wish I had gotten an 8 Plus. So many ruined photos since I’ve had the X.
     
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