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  • Apple's Rumored 12 Megapixel Camera in the Next-Gen iPhone Said to Pack Smaller Pixels

    With several reports continuing to confirm that Apple’s next-gen iPhone will feature a high-quality 12 megapixel camera, an analyst is claiming that the company will achieve this goal by leveraging smaller pixels in the images it captures. IHS China CEO, Kevin Wong, posted on his Sina Weibo account stating that his sources are confident that the so-called “iPhone 6S” will feature a 12 megapixel camera but with smaller pixels. For those of you who didn’t know, this would be an increase from the current 8 megapixel camera found on the current generation iPhones.

    As noted by the folks over at G for Games, swapping to smaller pixels has both its advantages and disadvantages though. Larger pixels tend to work better in low-light images with less noise. That being said, Apple could possibly offset this by modifying other factors such as the size of the image sensor and other internal components. As of right now, the pixel sizes on the current flagship iPhone 6 lineup are 1.5 microns, a number which is identical to that of the iPhone 5S camera. The camera on the current gen iPhone is also the same 8-megapixel density as the iPhone 5S.

    Wong’s post is the first to claim that Apple will shift towards adopting smaller pixels with higher density in images. That being said, many others including Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities continue to assert that the next-gen iPhone will include a 12-megapixel camera. We’ll just have to wait and see what Apple ends up doing.

    Source: Weibo via G for Games
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's Rumored 12 Megapixel Camera in the Next-Gen iPhone Said to Pack Smaller Pixels started by Akshay Masand View original post