While the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus capture impressive 4K video with their rear camera — the one primarily used for shooting photos and movies — the front FaceTime selfie camera is stuck shooting 1080p resolution.
According to a new report, that looks likely to change with the iPhone 8. Apple’s next-gen phone reportedly will capture 4K video at 60 frames per second from the device’s back and front cameras.
Mo leaks, mo revelations
The news comes from yet another piece of revelatory code discovered in the HomePod firmware Apple accidentally released late last week.
In addition to the 4K 60 fps news, the update also revealed everything from a SmartCamera feature to the presence of facial recognition unlocking technology and absence of Touch ID embedded in the display for the forthcoming iPhone 8, split sensor bar, and more.
The latest camera update is definitely exciting. Provided it’s true, it confirms why iPhones are the handsets any self-respecting photography fan wants to use. As a former Google exec acknowledged this week.
According to other, previous reports, additional tweaks to this year’s iPhone camera will include a move of the zoom lens so that it sits below the wide-angle lens. Well-known leaker Sonny Dickson’s alleged iPhone 8 schematic has shown the flash LED will placed underneath both lenses. A previous leak also suggested it would be positioned in between the two lenses.