According to the rumors, Apple is said to be working on a version of the iPhone 7 Plus that could sport a dual-lens setup. This variant has been suggested to be a high-end version of the phone aimed at iPhone users who are more particular about camera quality on their phones and are more serious about mobile photography.
That being said, we have to admit that we are curious as to what such a setup might look like, and now thanks to the folks at MacRumors, they have put together a concept video based on an Apple patent filed earlier this year that shows how the setup might look like. Of course we should note that in no way does this confirm what the end result will be like, but it does give us an idea of what Apple has been considering.
According to the patent, it suggests that the UI of the camera will be a split screen view, in which one view will show a wide-angle shot, and the other will be a zoomed in shot of the target. Why two views? Similar to Live Photos, the patent hints that this setup could be used to capture interesting photos. For example the wide-angle might be used to capture one scene, while the second telephoto lens could be used to capture another close up photo a moment later, thus resulting in a photo of the same event, but captured at different times.
It’s an interesting idea but right now just like Live Photos, it seems more like a novel idea rather than one that photographers will actually need, but like we said, this is just a concept based on one patent so the final result could be very different, but in the meantime what do you guys make of it?