According to a new report, Apple has been working on dual-lens camera technology for over three years now, but has been held back due to low yields.
The info comes from Taiwanese media that is suggesting Apple could begin using the dual-lens camera solution on iPhones once the supply chain can improve yields. Although there are no chances of the tech appearing on the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus this year, the report claims the iPhone 7 could perhaps come with a dual-lens setup as Largan has recently started working on doubling its production capacity.
Largan was recently rumored to be producing over 80% of all iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus camera lenses. So this does seem to make to make sense.
Apple had also faced some technical issues reportedly with the dual-lens setup causing blurred images due to optical axis deviation. This issue is said to be fixed now with the help of software tweaks from LinX Imaging, a company that Apple recently acquired.
Source: Business Weekly Taiwan