iOS 9 hints at huge improvements to future FaceTime cameras


The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus are coming on September 18th, according to German carriers.
Big changes could be coming to the FaceTime camera
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The next wave of iOS devices could sport some huge improvements to their front-facing camera, according to referrences found in iOS 9 that hints to the upcoming devices.

It’s been rumored for months that the iPhone’s rear camera could be in for a big upgrade, but the new FaceTime camera could get a panoramic capture mode (think of the selfie possibilities), 240p video and more.

Develop Hamza Sood, who’s found quite a lot of these types of references in past betas, tweeted this morning that 1080p resolution and a flash mode could be added to go with the slow mo and panoramic selfies.

None of these features are added when you install iOS 9 on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. It could be that Apple will add them as exclusive features to the new iPhone 6s FaceTime cameras. It’s unclear whether the improved FaceTime camera would be included on iPads as well.

Apple isn’t expected to announce new iOS device until the fall, which will coincide with the public release of iOS 9. Other improvements rumored to come to the iPhone 6s include a 12MP upgrade for the camera, increased RAM, faster processor, and the addition of Force Touch.