Rumor: Apple To Integrate Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization In 6.7-Inch iPhone This Year

By Amit Chowdhry ● March 24, 2020
  • There are rumors that Apple is planning a 6.7-inch iPhone this year with sensor-shift image stabilization

There are rumors that Apple is planning a 6.7-inch iPhone this year. And there are a number of reports suggesting that this variant will have a number of rear camera improvements such as larger sensors that can capture more light to improve the quality of photos, especially in low-light conditions.

This rumor was provided by renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo said that the 6.7-inch iPhone will have sensor-shift image stabilization. MacRumors obtained a research note with TF International Securities with Kuo’s predictions that the sensor-shift image stabilization technology will be expanded to 2 or 3 iPhone variants in 2021.

The sensor-shift technology could bring image stabilization to the Ultra Wide lens on future iPhones starting with the rumored 6.7-inch variant. Currently, the iPhone 11 Pro models have optical image stabilization for photo and video while using the Wide or Telephoto lenses. And the sensor-shift technology would offer a solution to the camera sensor rather than being dependent on a specific lens.

Sources with DigiTimes also reaffirmed this report with its sources. And DigiTimes said that this same technology would be in a higher-end model of two 6.1-inch iPhones reportedly planned for 2020. If Apple ends up releasing a 6.7-inch iPhone, then it would have the largest-sized display on an iPhone in history.

Another rumor is that at least one of the 2022 iPhone models will have a periscope lens, which would have a 5x optical zoom. The periscope lens is reportedly be designed by Taiwanese supplier Genius Electronic Optical. Current iPhones have a 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.