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Apple may greatly increase the quality of the cameras in the next generation of iPhones, according to a report today.

Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber said on his podcast that the phone’s two camera lenses would work together to create much higher-quality photos and video.

On the podcast Gruber said he heard the information from “a birdie of a birdie.” His words (courtesy The Tech Block):

“The specific thing I heard is that next year’s camera might be the biggest camera jump ever. I don’t even know what sense this makes, but I’ve heard that it’s some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR-quality imagery.”

The iPhone wouldn’t be the first phone to incorporate a dual-lens system. HTC’s M8 phone uses such a system on its rear-facing camera.

No telling who might supply such a system to Apple, but perhaps the best known supplier of dual-lens technology is Corephotonics.

Corephotonics says that dual-lens systems can take care of many of the problems inherent in single-lens photography — like motion blur, lack of optical zoom, low light-related noise, missed focus, and optical constraints.


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