Whilst Sony has provided the camera modules for the iPhone for a while now, Apple would possibly flip to LG to provide the cameras for the iPhone 7. In accordance to analysts at Nomura Securities, Sony has fallen at the back of in its production of twin camera modules, rumored to be sure for the iPhone 7 Plus. This has reportedly led Apple to faucet LG for camera production.
From Nomura (by the use of Barron's Asia):
We expect Sony will not be in a position to ship its complete percentage of twin cameras to Apple due to: (1) lower-than-expected yield, and (2) injury to its production facility from the April earthquake in Kumamoto. In consequence, we expect LGI will achieve majority percentage of the preliminary twin camera orders from Apple; therefore, we improve to Purchase.
As well as to twin cameras for the iPhone 7 Plus, Nomura Securities analysts consider that the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will function optical symbol stabilization (OIS), a primary for the 4.7-inch fashions. Recently, OIS is solely to be had within the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus.