Naina KhedekarJan 10, 2014 17:43:18 IST
While phone makers are focusing on adding high-resolution cameras to their devices, looks like Apple has no such plans in mind. According to a report from The China Post, the supply chain chatter suggests that Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 will not feature the previously rumoured 13-megapixel or 16-megapixel camera. The report further states, the company may simply rope in an 8MP snapper, just like the iPhone 5s, but with some functional improvements including in the optical image stabilization (OIS) module.
We’d suggest take the news with a pinch of salt, considering that phone makers have been looking at camera resolutions 13MP and above. However, the number of pixels isn’t the only criterion for judging the camera quality. If the past is any indication, Apple will continue to have an 8-megapixel camera while improving the picture quality and making changes in the image processing algorithm. However, it is also possible that the camera in question is for the successor to the 5c and not the 5s.
Arch-rival Samsung is also planning huge improvements in their camera for the Galaxy S5, which will supposedly feature a 16MP camera that will compete with the next generation iPhone.
Earlier, we saw reports which claimed that Foxconn had started hiring workers for iPhone 6 production way back in July last year. Amidst the string of rumours, the most consistent one has been that about a larger display for the iPhone. A 4.9-inch display is rumoured for the successor to the iPhone 5s. Though there is no word on the successor to the iPhone 5c, it is highly speculated that it will also have a larger display, in keeping with the market trend. With the sudden buzz around “curved” and “bended” phone display panels, we wonder if Apple is considering a flexible display too.