A new leak about the upcoming iPhone 7 from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has revealed that the handset will feature a bigger camera.
The leak is great news for iPhone fans especially for those who prefer the smaller form factor. The latest leak also aligns with previous leaks that suggested that the company will feature an upgraded camera for the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus. The latest leak suggests that the smaller version of the device will also feature a camera upgrade though it will be a single lens. Images of the 4.7 inch iPhone 7 appeared on a Chinese social network called Weibo. The images of the iPhone shell showcases a larger camera opening compared to the iPhone 6, thus suggesting a larger CMOS sensor.
The impacts of such changes are positive because the handset will have higher sensitivity to light, therefore giving it better performance in low light conditions. This is one of the most challenging feats for handset manufacturers. Increasing the size of the camera in the 4.7-inch version will be a positive step, but it will not reach the capacity of the iPhone 7 Plus as far as camera performance is concerned. Nevertheless, the changes will allow the budget version to perform almost as well as the premium version.
According to Rock Fix, Apple will include the standard headphone jack at least in one of the iPhone 7 variants. Apart from the camera and headphone jack changes, the handset is expected to feature other changes that will make it possible for remote control over the camera shutter. This will most likely lead to more expensive wireless selfie sticks.
The company is expected to start selling the iPhone 7 in September in accordance with the launch period that the company has adopted since 2012. That window is rapidly approaching meaning there is limited time to change the device. Thus the shells that have been leaked will most likely be what the firm includes in the iPhone 7. Apple in its usual fashion has not confirmed any of the leaks.