Apple has yet to unveil its 2017 iPhones, but it looks like rumours are already starting to pop up for its 2018 iPhones. According to a new rumour, the 2018 iPhones will have higher resolution cameras compared to the current 12MP ones.
Digitimes’ report says that Apple has already placed orders for camera modules with larger than 12MP resolution. However, due to time constraint, it will not make its way to the upcoming iPhone 8. Instead, Apple will likely use it for next year’s iPhones.
“Among makers of above 12-megapixel smartphone lens modules, only Largan meets Apple’s minimum yield rate requirement, according to market rumors. The new factory in Taichung is designed to accommodate monthly production capacity of 600 million lens modules, six times Largan’s present capacity, and will start production in October 2017.”
Of course, Apple could use the new camera modules for its next generation iPads. However, since the Cupertino company usually introduce new camera technologies to its iPhones first, there’s a higher possibility for them to follow their own trend.
Apple will be hosting an event next week, 12 September 2017. While the company did not specify what the event is about, it is believed that the Cupertino company will announce its 10th anniversary iPhone, the iPhone 8, the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, new Apple Watch Series 3, and a new 4K AppleTV.