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Rumor: Apple plans an iPhone with a triple lens camera system

Apple plans to introduce an iPhone this year that posts a triple-lens rear camera system that packs a 12-megapixel lens, according to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News — as noted by MacRumors. Purportedly, the smartphone camera will have a 6P lens design with 5x zoom.

However, the Economic Daily News doesn’t say whether that pertains to optical, digital, or hybrid zoom. The single-lens iPhone 8 has up to 5x digital zoom, while the dual-lens iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have up to 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. As MacRumors notes, a three-lens rear camera would provide a lot of advantages, including greatly improved low-light performance. 

Chances the rumor is true, per the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 80%. After all Huawei’s P20 Pro smartphone (pictured) boasts a three-lens rear camera system, including a primary 40-megapixel f/1.8 lens, a 20-megapixel f/1.6 monochrome lens, and an 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. There’s no reason to think Apple is planning anything less.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.