Looking ahead to next year, it looks like Apple plans to create three new iPhone models, where more than 65% of them will include dual-lens camera modules.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published his forecast of what the Cupertino company plans in the near term. The analyst believes that again, Apple will launch three new iPhone models in 2017: Ming speculated that the "iPhone 8" will include a redesigned model with OLED screen, and two other models of 4.7 and 5.5 inches with classic screen TFT-LCD.
Like the current iPhone Plus 7, the next year's 5.5-inch model is expected to feature a dual camera design, just like OLED version. But according to Kuo, the size of 4.7 inches will not include the dual camera module.
Kuo expects between 65 and 75 percent of new iPhones shipped by Apple for next year have dual lens cameras. He predicts that this increase will be of great help to Apple's supplier, Largan, who provides the lenses for the iPhone's dual camera module.
Even before the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were released, Kuo said in September that the two-camera system would remain exclusive to the Plus model in 2017. But because the iPhone 7 Plus has a high level of sales, He hopes the Cupertino company will sooner or later include the feature of the dual-lens camera to a future base model.
Next year, Apple broadly aims to introduce a new design that features a glass-bound aluminum body and an OLED screen for the premium model, celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary. However, it is expected that the supposed "iPhone 8" models will be sold along with traditional LCD screens, earning the nickname of "iPhone 7s" series.