It seems that Apple ordered one of the companies to produce cameras with modules bigger than the ones we are currently looking at. We explain what this means.
According to DigiTimes, Apple has made an order to produce camera modules with resolutions greater than 12 millimeters in the Taiwanese company Largan Precision. According to rumors, only Largan is able to meet Apple's performance and expectations in the event of such an order. The company itself refused to comment on the matter. Production would start already in October of this year in a newly built factory of the aforementioned company. It is rumored that its production capacity is set at the level of 600 million modules produced per month. Production would be increased gradually. This means that we are probably talking about a camera that will go to the future iPhone in 2018. The iPhone 9 can therefore have a dual camera with more than 12 megapixels. Of course, there is also a chance that we are talking about lenses being prepared for the iPhone 8. So far no rumors have come up with the possible resolution of a double but vertically arranged camera in the upcoming flagship. It is also certain that from year to year Apple improves the quality of its cameras, so we can expect even higher resolutions this year. With rumors of limited availability of the iPhone 8 at the beginning of the sale, the above rumors may therefore have a reference to the "eight". As it will be the last, we will see in a week, when we learn everything about the new flag. Source: DigiTimes