Rumor: 5” iPhone to feature vertical ‘iSight Duo’ camera

A supplier in Taiwan is claiming Apple could add a 5” iPhone to its lineup next year, featuring a dual camera setup that stacks the lenses vertically instead of horizontally, Macotakara reports. The supplier claims Apple has plans to release the mid-sized iPhone alongside its current iPhone and iPhone Plus sizes in a “7s” generation. Unlike other reports that Apple is working on a third, more impressive iPhone, this source believes all three models will have the same basic internal specifications, but adds that the new “iSight Duo” vertical cameras are under consideration, at least in the 5” model.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a 5” iPhone, but previous reports have suggested that an iPhone with a 5” display could actually take the place of the current 4.7” iPhone, expanding the screen size in the same footprint by removing the bezels. This new source claims Apple won’t make a final decision on its 2017 iPhones until the second fiscal quarter, feeding into speculation that the company has at least 10 prototypes in development, including varieties with a plastic OLED screen and wireless charging capabilities.


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