Apple started outfitting its iPhones with 8-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing camera combos back in 2011, when it lifted the lid on the Apple iPhone 4S. It is now 2015, and the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus still sport 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera combos. Currently, rival smartphones offer 16-megapixel to 20-megapixel rear-facing cameras and 5-megapixel to 13-megapixel front-facing cameras. Of course, smartphone photography isn’t just about the megapixel count, which is what Apple has proven throughout the years. Still, iPhone fans have been looking for more powerful snappers on their iPhones. According to past reports, the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will come with 12-megapixel rear-facing and 5-megapixel front-facing camera combos. A new report has more details to reveal about the next iPhone’s camera capabilities.
4K recording and front-facing flash
According to a report from 9to5Mac, the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will offer 4K video recording. Note that there are already a few of smartphones available in the market that offer 4K video recording. These include the LG G4, LG G Flex 2, the Samsung Galaxy S6, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Regardless, we’re sure iPhone fans will welcome the new feature with open arms, if the two really do come with 4K video recording.
The same report says that the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will come with upgraded front-facing cameras. Sadly, the site did not mention megapixel counts, but there are some that say that the two will sport 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. Additionally, the report says that the front-facing cameras will be accompanied by front-facing flash. However, not in the way one would expect like an LED flash. According to the report, the new iPhones’ displays will light up whenever a selfie is taken.
Going back to the iPhone 6S’ and the iPhone 6S Plus’ 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the two will sport rear snappers with a larger megapixel count. However, since 9to5Mac has proven to be more reliable than previous sites that leaked the information, we’re guessing the rumour is more believable now than before.
Despite 9to5Mac’s reputation for leaking accurate information on anything Apple-related, you should still take this information with a pinch of salt. The good news is, Apple has sent out invitations for a press event on the 9th of September, where it is expected to lift the lid on its new iPhones.
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