Apple iPhone 6 might get optical image stabilization

Apple could score several points with picture fans along with its upcoming iPhone 6 – or at least one variant of it, if reports of a new optical image stabilization feature are correct. But the feature may be available only to the larger 5.5-inch model of the forthcoming smartphone and not to the 4.9-inch one, MacRumors said.


Citing speculations surrounding the iPhone 6, the site said the new feature will be run by modules made by sensor firm InvenSense, but will be limited to the larger model. The new feature would be an upgrading over the current software-based image stabilization ways in the high-end iPhone 5S. The 2 analysts mentioned a cost premium of $4 to $5 for optical image stabilization, a feature that minimizes shakes.

KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, similarly estimated only the larger version may have optical image stabilization because of supply restrictions. While the feature was restricted before to common digital cameras, phone companies like Google, HTC, and Nokia have been integrating OIS systems into their gadgets.

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