A Woman Holds A Mock iPhone 6 Plus (L) And An iPhone 5s.
A woman holds a mock iPhone 6 plus (L) and an iPhone 5s as she waits in a line, ahead of the September 19 release of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in front of an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district September 10, 2014. Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

From the time Apple iPhone 6 got released, the sales have been skyrocketing and it still continues to do so. Meanwhile, the flagship device for 2015, the Apple iPhone 7, is already in the news with speculated features and possible specifications. However, now, the latest news is that the iPhone 7, also referred as the iPhone 6S, will reportedly come with two major changes. Notably, one of the changes targets the camera, while the other targets the newly introduced Health App in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

According to reports, the upcoming Apple iPhone 7/iPhone 6S will not go through any major "design" changes. And a source from Taiwan says the two upcoming phones i.e. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will maintain the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes, respectively. The new addition to the existing design is the "thoroughly redesigned camera module," says Phone Arena. To be specific, the new handsets will reportedly sport dual-lens camera units, much like the HTC flagship One (M8) or it could also be like the latest Huawei's Honor 6 Plus sensors. To top it off, the handset would likely come with the much-appreciated "zoom function" and an improved sensor with the ability to amass more light to get perfect shots.

In the case of optical zoom feature, the handset will reportedly house a lens that juts out slightly from the surface of the phone's body. An example for such a handset is the ZenFone Zoom, which was showcased in the CES 2015 event. On the other hand, Phone Arena points out that, there are "periscope-like" optical zoom designs available in the market. However, the bodies of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are extremely thin and therefore, embedding the lens into the iPhones would be a herculean task, opines the same site. Apparently, there are several other ways this zoom feature can be introduced and one such way is the "loss-less zoom option." With the technical difficulties surrounding this option, it remains to be seen though if this killer feature will indeed be realised.

Apart from the new camera feature, several supply chain sources say that a 3D pressure sensor will be paired with Apple's Health app and Apple Watch, reports GForGames. To be precise, the 3D part implies that, a depth "Z" axis will be introduced to the existing X axis and Y axis of the touch sensor. This sensor is reportedly used to measure pulse and blood pressure. The same site also says that Apple could be trying to bring in the Apple Watch's "Force Touch" technology to its smartphones with the pressure sensor. For those unfamiliar, Force Touch uses tiny electrodes surrounding the curved Retina display of the smartwatch to differentiate a light tap and a deep press. Thereby, this feature will provide instant access to a slew of "contextually specific controls" in the watch.

What do you think of the new camera feature? Will you care about an optical zoom feature in your next iPhone? Feel free to leave a comment.

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