Often reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a memo to investors that it is highly unlikely that Apple will integrate a 7P (seven-lens plastic array) or 2G3P (two glass, three plastic) design in the iPhone X successor's camera. His statement is based mainly on the fact that Apple has the most advanced camera platform right now with the 6P design.
The current camera specs help the iPhone X to “strike a phenomenal balance between picture quality and form factor design”, says Kuo. Switching to a new design might improve aperture performance, and that’s it.
Another reason that Apple will not introduce a new design is an inevitable delay in delivery due to manufacturing issues. This is a step Cupertino is unwilling to take, having learned valuable lessons from the iPhone X supply issues.
The dual-lens design with wide-angle camera & a telephoto module was introduced in the iPhone 7 Plus and was carried over to the iPhone 8 Plus in 2017. The iPhone X added a faster f/2.4 aperture and OIS on its telephoto module, making it the most advanced camera by Apple so far.
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