Another day, another iPhone 6s rumour. This time round, rumours are saying that the next iPhone will come with 12MP camera that supports 4K video recording.
Phones with high megapixel count – 13MP, 16MP and even 20MP and beyond, have been around for ages, but this is a big deal for Apple, who has stuck to a modest 8MP since the iPhone 4s. Don’t get me wrong though, iPhones have always had one of the best smartphone cameras in the market but 8MP is just not adequate anymore, not in 2015 at least.
The rumour comes from 9to5Mac, who also says that the upcoming iPhones will finally support 4K video recording. This is definitely great news for video editors and for those who like to enjoy watching 4K videos on supported television sets.
9to5Mac is also saying that Apple will also improve its FaceTime camera, which currently is a disappointing 1.2MP shooter. It’s not that bad, but it’s not great either, especially comparing with smartphone manufacturers like HTC, who have equipped their smartphones with 13MP front-facing cameras. Some developers are saying that the iOS 9 beta code suggests that there will be an LED flash for the front camera, which will also receive front-facing panorama shots, and slow motion videos in 720p.
All these sounds great, but with higher resolution camera and 4K video recording capabilities, Apple better ship the next iPhones with larger storage because 16GB isn’t going to hold much. Whatever it is, only less than two more weeks to wait before Apple makes the official announcement.