Why you’ll love Apple’s dual-lens camera on the iPhone 7

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Why you'll fall in love with Apple's new dual-lens camera.
Why you'll fall in love with Apple's new dual-lens camera.
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Despite a bevy of leaks, a ton of questions remain about the upcoming iPhone 7, the biggest of which is whether or not it will come with an exciting dual-lens camera.

One week it’s coming. The next it isn’t.

Maybe you’re thinking, why would you even want one anyway? Well, in today’s video, we’ll show you why a dual-lens camera would be an amazing upgrade for any iPhone (and we’ll even toss in some sexy, 3-D concepts of what a dual-lens iPhone might look like).

Check it out:

iPhone 7 dual-lens camera won’t be first

Of course, the iPhone 7 wouldn’t be the first phone with dual cameras. We saw this back in 2014 with HTC’s One M8. In the past two years, even more companies have jumped on the dual-camera bandwagon bringing everything from gimmicky effects to surprising improvements.

If Apple does decide to roll out an iPhone 7 dual-lens camera, there’s a good chance the device will use array camera technology that Cupertino acquired when purchasing LinX Imaging. The setup would include multi-aperture cameras to improve overall image quality and low-light performance, which has been a weakness of the iPhone camera since 2007.

Any improvements to the sensor quality in the iPhone 7 will be a huge draw for upgraders, as Apple didn’t exactly blow people away with the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE cameras. Live Photos are neat but we’re ready for something far more juicy to take iPhone photos to the next level.

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