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Optical image stabilisation might only be available on 5.5-inch iPhone 6

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Last Updated: Nov 27, 2017

Apple is looking to announce two iPhones this year, in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch options. Early rumors said Apple would continue to focus on the camera as one of the main features, adding OIS and other technical features to make photos look even better.

Analysts John Vinh and Kevin Chen from Pacific Crest Securities have a different idea of what is going to happen, while they agree the iPhone 6 will feature upgrades on the camera, they say only the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 camera will get OIS.

Costing around $4 to $5 extra per unit, Apple is unlikely to bring OIS to the cheaper 4.7-inch iPhone 6, according to the analysts. This is a low cost for a powerful feature, but Apple needs different factors to make users choose the more expensive option.

The iPad fell into the same issue when the iPad Mini was announced, drawing a lot of people’s attention with the low cost and better form factor. The iPad Mini with Retina Display changed that by offering the same specs at a higher price point, allowing users to choose between the two sizes.

Optical image stabilisation helps stop any stutter on the image, allowing users to take photos even when their hands are shaking. The feature has been implemented on a variety of Android phones in the past, to varied success.

Apple might launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 with a $100 increase in price, alongside a 128GB internal storage option. The $100 price increase might entice some users to buy the more premium model, similar to what happened with the iPhone 5S and 5C.

The two iPhones will reportedly launch in Fall this year, before the iWatch. Apple normally likes to have their iPhones in store before November, to account for a month before the holiday season rush for tech gadgets, normally taking all of Apple stock.

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