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Apple iPhone 7 Rumors: Hover Touch And Dual Camera In Offing?

Update Date: Feb 02, 2016 02:05 PM EST

Rumors that Apple could provide dual-camera shooter in its next phone offering surfaced yet again on Tuesday with new reports claiming that Taiwanese manufacturers sent some samples to the phone maker.

Mac Rumors reported that Largan Technology, which is a major supplier of Apple's smartphone cameras, sent the samples. These reports, put out by Taiwanese media with mixed reputation for accuracy, come on heels of predictions of a reputed analyst. KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo had predicted that Apple would release two versions of 5.5-inch iPhone 7 devices, with one of the devices carrying a dual-camera rear lens.

iPhone 7 rumors began circulating within months of iPhone 6S release in September last year.

Adding to the basket of rumors is a patent that describes hover-touch technology. According to The Times of India, the patent describes the use of photodiodes and proximity sensors to detect hover gestures. This feature, if implemented in the iPhone 7, would be an improvement over 3D Touch debuted with the iPhone 6S.

iPhones may however not break new ground with hover-touch. Samsung S4 had featured Air View which can detect gestures made in air to perform pre-defined functions.

Some of the other rumors doing the rounds about the iPhone 7 include removal of 3.5 mm headphone jack, thinner body and longer battery. A 4-inch phone is also rumored for release.

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