New reports have recently surfaced alleging that one of the three expected iPhones that will be released next year will be a radically redesigned iPhone with a vertical dual-camera set-up.
Apple fans and pundits are currently expecting the tech giant to release three new iPhones on the occasion of its flagship handset's 10th anniversary: an iPhone 8, an iPhone 7s, and an iPhone 7s Plus.
The latest news on the iPhone 2017 front claims that Apple will be unveiling a 5-inch iPhone with vertical dual cameras. Because Japanese blog Macotakara, which first reported on this interesting new detail, did not specify any other detail about this alleged 5-inch iPhone, many are speculating that the device in question is the highly anticipated iPhone 8. This is the first iPhone 8 rumor concerning the handset's size; previous reports suggested that the iPhone 8 will sport an all-glass, bezel-less design.
According to Macotakara, the 5-inch iPhone will have similar specs to the alleged upcoming iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. But unlike the two other 2017 iPhones, the 5-inch model will feature a vertically aligned dual-camera set-up similar to that in the current iPhone 7 Plus, although the orientation will be different.
The report, which cites an unidentified Taiwanese supplier, also claimed that the final specs for the three new iPhones will be determined during the second quarter of Apple's fiscal year 2017.
Because the 5-inch iPhone is said to be identical to the successors to the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it sounds as though this new device will be more of an extension to the iPhone lineup rather than the long-awaited "radical redesign" of the iPhone that fans have been expecting.
BGR notes that adding a dual-camera set-up to the rumored iPhone 2017 is a big step in ensuring that the new iPhone's camera is even better than before. The same set-up in the current iPhone 7 Plus enables Portrait mode that mimics the shallow depth-of-field that photographers can get when using larger and more expensive SLR cameras.