According to a new leaked image of containing iPhone 7 and iPhone 6/6S camera modules suggests that the 4.7 inch version of iPhone 7 might have Optical Image Stabilization feature. Previously, only iPhone 6S Plus has the OIS feature while the smaller iPhone 6S doesn’t. This also stretches 1 generation back with the bigger iPhone 6 Plus having this feature but the smaller iPhone 6 version didn’t.
But, as evident from the leaked image, it looks like the smaller 4.7 inch version of iPhone 7 will also include OIS feature. The image shows the rear camera modules of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and alleged iPhone 7 rear camera module as well.
For those who can’t seem to find the difference, look closely at the camera modules of iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6S Plus. You will find that there are a couple of slots on the casing surrounding the lens, whereas these slots are not present on the iPhone 6S or iPhone 6 camera modules. Even though this is a very minute detail but these narrow findings are actually responsible for the presence of OIS feature in the iPhone.
The next question that comes to mind is, how Apple will differentiate between its two versions of iPhone 7? Well, there have been plenty of rumors suggesting that iPhone 7 Plus, the larger one, will support dual-lens camera at the back while the smaller iPhone 7 won’t be having this. It is still to be seen if Apple would also introduce a new Camera app to handle the dual-lense camera setup more efficiently or will upgrade the existing iOS camera app. Also there’s the large screen factor as well which differentiates the two versions of iPhone 7.
Apple is expected to reveal the next generation iPhone 7 models on September 7th with pre-orders starting from 9th September.