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The iPhone 7 has had many rumored features since its introduction. While the rumors vary, one steady feature remains, dual cameras. However, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently released new research notes that state the dual cameras will be exclusive to the 5.5-inch iPhone 7. The research notes say:

"New iPhone shipments to be capped by similar form factor as iPhone 6s & 6s Plus; top hardware upgrade is dual camera (5.5-inch model only), though many competing models with dual camera will launch soon, joining others already on the market; first impressions could underwhelm."

Rumors regarding the dual camera iPhones have gained momentum since the beginning of 2016. Kuo revealed Apple has both single and dual camera iPhone 7 Plus models in development. If the rumors are true, it will be interesting to see how Apple keeps the 4.7-inch iPhone just as interesting as its larger counterpart.

The dual camera feature has been linked to Apple's acquisition of LinX technology, which could lead to "DSLR-quality" pictures on coming iPhone models. The multi-aperture cameras from LinX are also small enough that Apple's coming iPhone devices could have a less protruding camera, which has also been a rumored feature coming to the iPhone 7.

The LinX cameras have a number of other benefits including 3D depth mapping, better color accuracy and uniformity, ultra HDR, low noise levels, higher resolution, low costs, zero shutter lag and a compact design. A recent video demo provides a good overview of dual-camera technology.

Furthermore, MacRumors reports that Apple recently patented a dual camera system consisting of one standard wide-angle lens. This lens is similar to what is found in the latest iPhone smartphone, and a second telephoto lens capable of capturing zoomed-in video and pictures. The site released a video showcasing what the lens could look like on the future iOS devices. Check it out below:

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