The iPhone 6s is set to get a considerable camera boost, as per a Weibo posting from Kevin Wang, IHS Technology’s research director in China.
After years of using 8MP cameras in its iPhones, Wang claims the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are likely to boast 12MP cameras — theoretically greatly improving the current standard of iPhone photography, which is already pretty darn high.
But there’s a twist.
According to Wang, the 12MP number alone doesn’t tell the whole story. While the popular perception is that megapixels are the only thing affecting photo quality, Wang says the pixel size in the new cameras is likely to be smaller than those in current iPhones.
Since larger pixels can sometimes lead to less noise and improved images in low-light situations, it’s not yet clear how Apple’s new camera will stack up against previous models, even if one presumes Apple won’t make the technological leap unless it is going to pay off significantly.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a camera upgrade for the next wave of iPhones, likely to arrive in about four months. A previous report suggested that Apple is planning to create a dual-lens camera with optical zoom capabilities and a Force Touch 3-D pressure sensor for the iPhone 6s.
A jam-packed rundown of news about the iPhone 6s earlier this week, courtesy of well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, also mentioned the 12MP camera.
But will the lens still jut out?