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

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  1. MartiNZ macrumors 65816

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    Great thread for seeing the full spectrum of opinions. For mine, I so rarely use the camera on my phone, I wonder if they could do a no camera option with extra battery life. I find it strange that the camera is all that ads focus on now, from the S9 to the P20, but I guess it is the most obvious and marketable area for progress, not innovation.
     
  2. Onexy macrumors regular

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    And Google is gonna release their new phone with only 1 again but beat them.
     
  3. phoneme macrumors regular

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    looks like icopy is at it again. nothing original coming from apple. if you want true innovation don't look towards apple for it.
     
  4. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    #129
    Adding a 3rd camera won't make it a Huawei but this gradient case will make it even closer.

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    Camera module is relatively tiny. They'll need to toss out something more sizable like the taptic engine to free up space for more battery. One thing is more sure, once you get used to a larger 4000 to 5000mAh battery other features seem gimmicky and secondary.
     
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  6. sorinc03 macrumors member

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    3 lenses? Hope they call it: iPhone Total Recall ;)
     
  7. Niklas_nick macrumors regular

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    At which point will it be easier to have lenses switch for zoom rather than having individual sensors with individual focal lengths?
     
  8. oyabroch! Suspended

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    No, *you've* implied I said that. Never mind, got bigger fish to fry. Cheerio .
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    Ah well, why didn't you say so before? You're in the internet, so it follows you MUST be right. I applaud you, good friend.
     
  9. tomi03 macrumors regular

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    Another example about you behavior
     
  10. oyabroch! Suspended

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    meh. I think my sleep will be okay.
     
  11. cmaier macrumors G5

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    More lenses is better if for no other reason than you can have multiple focal lengths. Lots of professional photographers carry a 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm lens with them (or 50, 85, 135, or 28, 35, 50, etc. depending on the type of photography they do).

    If iPhone incorporates real lenses at around 28mm, 50mm, and >80mm it becomes much more practical to ditch real cameras.
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    Um, no. Most professional cameras have dozens of lenses, and most professional photographers keep several in their bag and swap them as needed.
     
  12. Tech198, May 7, 2018
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    Tech198 macrumors G5

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    #138
    I guess if you gotta keep lenses small, but also want the megapixels in 'pro' type cameras, and software can only go so far with making it "look" like a pro-type image.. you must add something physically to actually get there.

    There may even be a quad-lens ?

    You mean, bigger lenses? I guess Apple's going for whats eye-catching... but i guess triple-lenses wouldn't really be any better as psychically enlarged the the housing.
     
  13. omihek macrumors 6502

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    There is still a blurry reduction in quality with the 2x "optical" zoom on the current iPhones. They should fix that before adding another lense.
     
  14. cmaier macrumors G5

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    No there isn’t? I see no such thing.
     
  15. bunnspecial macrumors 604

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    Only if it give full metering and focus confirmation with AI lenses. Throw in focusing for AF-D while we're there too :)
     
  16. cmaier macrumors G5

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    You’re too greedy. I’d settle for m-mount.
     
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    I don't understand why this would be the case. Both the X and the 8+ feature a f/1.8 wide angle lens, while the X actually has a slightly larger telephoto lens than the 8+ (f/2.4 vs. f/2.8). And only the X offers OIS on both lenses.
     
  19. Regbial macrumors 6502

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  20. ds2000 macrumors 6502

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    I'm no pro and carry 3-4 with my SLR....
     
  21. andycarver macrumors member

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    Pfft, phones. That’ll never take off.
     
  22. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    My request for three lenses.

    105mm macro
    200-500mm zoom
    24-70mm

    Doable?
     
  23. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    You missed my point. It's different to shoot with one lens and bring several others to swap, and shoot with 2 or more lenses (iPhone).
     
  24. cmaier macrumors G5

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    True. It’s much more convenient to have the lenses built in and automatically switch as you zoom.
     

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