Rumors Claim the iPhone 6 Will Sport a 10+ Megapixel Camera with f/1.8 Aperture
Sources from Taiwan’s industrial chain claim the next-gen iPhone will have at least a 10-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.8, reports Chinese website IT168. This would be an obvious improvement over the current iPhone 5S, which has an 8-megapixel camera with a narrower f/2.2 aperture. The report also claims that Apple will change the filter used on the iPhone 6 camera, replacing the hybrid IR filter used on the iPhone 5S with a resin lens filter manufactured by Japanese company JSR.
For those of you who don’t know, JSR is known for its ARTON Resins, which are used in digital and video cameras with CMOS image sensors. JSR claims its ARTON filters are lighter and thinner than comparable IR filters and take clearer images due to the resin’s ability to minimize the color shifts of CMOS image sensors.
The report from the Chinese website IT168 contradicts another report from The China Post that claims Apple will continue to use a 8-megapixel sensor in the next iPhone. According to the analysts from Nomura Securities, the camera module in the iPhone 6 instead will see improvements in other areas such as optical image stabilization.
We’ll have to wait and see which of the information turns out to be true.
Source: The China Post