Apple Might Incorporate A 10-Megapixel Camera In Next iPhone
Apple’s next iPhone, which might turn out to be iPhone 6S, may take a giant leap forward in camera department by boasting a 10-megapixel rear-camera, as reported by TechNews Taiwan.
Since the first iPhone, Apple always meliorated image sensor on its phones until iPhone 4S (which was released back in 2011). From iPhone 4S to most-recently released iPhone 6 Plus, the rear-camera on all its devices is 8-megapixel. This thing can be attributed to Apple’s idea of what determines image quality.
According to the company, it’s not the number of megapixels, but actual size of those megapixels that determine image quality. Due to this very reason, 8-megapixel camera on Apple iPhone 6 Plus can be stacked against 16-megapixel camera on Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, even Microsoft’s Lumia 1020 which boasts a 41-megapixel rear-facing camera.
According to TechNews Taiwan, one of its sources claims that Apple may go as far as featuring a 20-megapixel image sensor from Sony in its next device. This, however, seems highly unlikely and an overkill besides. A company which has not taken such a large leap since 2011 is not likely to do so now. Besides, like I’ve stated above, Apple seems to be doing fine with its 9-megapixel and needs not to take such a big step ahead.
Whatever the final result turns out to be, it’s still a leap ahead for Apple. Business Insider reports that developer John Gruber who has been giving out predictions about Apple’s products for a long-time stated that the next iPhone will have “the biggest camera jump ever.”
I’ve heard that it’s some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery.
What’s your take on this?
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