Apple eyes big improvements for iPhone 6s camera


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The iPhone 6 camera was one of its most popular features. But things could get even better. Photo: Cult of Mac
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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus featured Apple’s best-ever iPhone camera, but Apple is always on the lookout for ways to beat its own sky-high standards.

According to a new report from the Chinese language website United Daily News, Cupertino is planning to create a dual-lens camera with optical zoom capabilities and a 3D pressure sensor for the iPhone 6s, which will likely arrive this September.

The 3D pressure sensor is particularly interesting, since it sounds like it will take advantage of the Force Touch technology Apple is using for the Apple Watch to help differentiate between a tap and a press — making it the next evolution in capacitive touchscreens.

The report also suggests that the new camera will boost image quality, by allowing more light to reach the sensor, possibly meaning that Apple will tweak the iSight camera’s aperture from the f/2.2 used by the iPhone 6.

Beyond this, United Daily News claims not much will change for the iPhone 6s, which would make sense given the incremental improvements we’ve seen in previous “s” releases going back to 2011. That would also mean no 4-inch iPhone 6s, which pours cold water on a rumor that has been doing the rounds recently.

Now that you’ve had time to get used to both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, what are you most hoping for from Apple’s next generation iPhone?

Via: GforGames


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