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Apple's got us seeing double as we pull out the camera array with two separate sensors, two lenses, and two little connectors.
The two 12 MP cameras—one wide-angle with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), just like in the iPhone 7, the second a telephoto—allow for optical zoom.
Both cameras also sport a new image sensor that Apple claims is 60% faster and 30% more energy efficient than previous iPhones.
The upgraded cameras almost make it worth the bigger exterior camera bump—now built into the chassis in another suspected waterproofing/dust-fighting tactic.
We use our X-ray vision to initiate a staring contest with the camera array. Without blinking, we can see four metal pads around one camera. We're guessing these are the magnets that enable OIS.
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