It looks like Apple might finally be improving its front camera on future iPhones. According to source code in iOS 9, Apple might be adding in new features to the front camera, including a LED flash.
According to Hamza Sood, the code in iOS 9 suggests the ability to record 1080p videos, as well as to record 240 FPS slow-motion videos in 720p. There are also codes suggesting that future iOS devices will be able to take wide selfies with a panorama mode.
iOS 9 is hinting at future device front cameras having: 1080p resolution, 240fps slow mo, panoramamic capture, flash pic.twitter.com/NkMjdsUZEX
— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) June 10, 2015
The front camera on current iPhones is pretty limited, especially if you compare to all the selfie-centric smartphones in the market right now. There’s no beauty enhancement feature, and you can only take normal/square photos, and normal/time-lapse videos.
Of course, this doesn’t confirm Apple’s plans for future devices. However, do note that two years ago, Hamza Sood spotted codes about a fingerprint sensor and sure enough, few months later, Apple debuted its Touch ID on the iPhone 5s. The developer also spotted a slow-motion functionality on the rear camera, which became a reality on the iPhone 5s. Will we see an improved front camera on future iPhones? Only time will tell.