Thanks to a dual-lens camera setup on both the “iPhone 8” and “iPhone 7s Plus,” Apple has been busy securing a “massive”” supply of camera lenses. That’s according to new information from Digitimes.
With Apple, and other competitors, clamoring for the technology, camera lens makers are reaping the rewards:
The sources said that Apple, scheduled to debut its newest smartphone model iPhone 8 in September, has since July moved to secure massive supply of camera lens modules from Taiwan-based upstream suppliers Largan Precision and Genius Electronics Optical while ensuring timely shipments of finished models from downstream assemblers Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron. This has made the business records of all related makers in the iPhone supply chain trend upward all the way in the second half of the year.
The camera lens setup on the “iPhone 7s Plus” is expected to be identical to the current-generation iPhone 7 Plus. But the “iPhone 8” will offer some new technology. On the rear, the camera lenses will be placed vertically instead of horizontally to apparently help with new AR features. The front camera is expected to help provide the new biometric identification feature that will replace Touch ID.
Apple is expected to introduce the new iPhone models along with an LTE-enabled Apple Watch and 4k Apple TV sometime next month.