Back in early May, signs surfaced hinting at optical image stabilization for the iPhone 6. The information, revealed in a patent application, has been espoused upon in a research note acquired by the folks at AppleInsider, predicting that OIS will only be available with the 5.5-inch model.
According to the research note, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that optical-image-stabilization will likely only be available with the larger of the two iPhone 6 models, leaving those who get the 4.7-inch version out of luck.
Instead, the analyst believes the 4.7-inch version will use an updated version of the hardware used in the iPhone 5s. The move to include OIS with only the 5.5-inch model is indicated as a way to make the phablet-sized smartphone stand out from the other iPhone offerings.
It is believed that both the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models will offer an 8-megapixel camera, and that despite the lack of OIS, the smaller model’s camera is believed to be superior in quality to the iPhone 5s. Check out the timeline below for other iPhone 6 news.