The iPhone 7+ back camera is not recognised for enabling lens profile correction

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When I try to apply lens profile correction on images, taken with my iPhone 7+ back camera using the standard IOS Camera app, LR does not detect the make and I will have to select 'Apple" manually. After that, the lens profile is found correctly.
Photos taken by the front camera do not have this problem, nor do photo's take by another camera app. So maybe it is an IOS thing, I don't know 

Checking the EXIF is showing "Apple" as make.

Lightroom 6.12
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Chris Castleberry, Camera Raw Engineer

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Would you mind posting the lens name reported in EXIF?

There is a known issue with the lens name changing slightly from iOS 10.x to iOS 11.x that we recently fixed and will be available publicly in a future release. I have a feeling it's the same issue you are encountering here.

Regards,

- Chris
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Hi Chris,
Thanks for responding. I included the EXIF info of an image having the problem:


In LR, after manually selecting "Apple" as the maker, a slightly different lens name appears:

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Thanks, Hans.

I don't see the Lens name/model in the EXIF you posted, though I am pretty sure it probably includes "dual" vs. "iSight Duo" in the name, which is why the matching logic is broken for images made using iOS 11 or later. Lens name/model is an important key for automatic profile matching.

The fix I mentioned earlier has been submitted internally. I can't share exactly when it will be publicly available, so I appreciate your patience until then.

In the meantime, you could work around this by selecting "Apple" as the Make (as you have done) and setting a new Lens Profile Default to provide a hint to the matching logic for future images made with this camera/lens combination. You can also remove the default once the official fix is available.

Hope that helps.

- Chris