Apple iPhone 6 to have 10MP camera: Report


Apple-iPhone-6iPhone 5S has one of the best cameras among smartphones, but Apple may be taking things up a notch with the next-generation model.

Chinese technology website IT168 has reported that Apple will use a 10MP camera in the upcoming iPhone 6, citing industry sources in Taiwan. The company has resorted to 8MP cameras since 2011, including in the latest models – iPhone 5S and 5C.

This camera module is also said to have aperture of f/1.8, better than the f/2.2 of iPhone 5S; Sony Xperia Z1 and HTC One have the lowest aperture size in the market right now. The smaller the aperture, the sharper the image; thus, reducing the sensor size would lead to clearer photos.

The report also says that Apple has improved the lens quality for iPhone 6’s camera and will use filter made of resin. The resin material for filter is being sourced from Japanese manufacturer JSR.

Apple last year used dual-tone, dual-LED flash for the first time in iPhone 5S.

The company continues to use 8MP cameras in a time when rivals like Samsung and LG use 13MP cameras in top smartphones. Nokia and Sony make use of 41MP and 20.7MP cameras in their top cameraphones.

Apple is said to be working on two versions of iPhone 6 – one with 4.7-inch screen and other with 5.7-inch display. It is also rumoured that the next iPhones will feature scratch-proof sapphire display panels and solar charging.