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4.7 inch version of iPhone 7 might include Optical Image Stabilisation
The rumor mill surrounding the next generation iPhone release is churning rapidly. We are receiving new scoops and speculations almost every day and they are definitely going to continue till Tim Cook reveals the new iPhone on stage some time in September. The latest from the plethora of leaks is a report by Nowhereelse.fr that iterates the inclusion of optical image stabilisation (OIS) in the next generation 4.7 inch iPhone. Till date, the feature was only found on the larger sized Plus models.
The image posted on the website depicts four areas around the camera lens where the OIS technology could be present. These are the areas where the camera module moves to prevent shakiness caused by the hands of the one holding the smartphone. Apple is speculated to bring a dual lens camera system to the 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus but not to the 4.7 inch variant and in that regard, it becomes quite natural to bump up at least some camera technology in the smaller but the more popular model as well.
Apple is expected to launch the new iPhones on September 6th or 7th, followed by presale on September 9th and open sale on September 16th though some rumors now point to an open sale a week later on September 23rd. Other leaks include confirmation of removal of 3.5 mm audio jack, inclusion of 256 GB model, change in antenna design moving the antenna lines to the edges and so on and so forth. But one thing that would most surely be confirmed only on the day of the launch is the naming convention that Apple follows for next generation iPhones, whether they call it iPhone 6SE or iPhone 7. Other than that, we should be able to get almost all specifications and features pretty much cemented a few days before the launch event.
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