Apple's next iPhone may include 12-megapixel camera with 4K video capture capabilities

By Shawn Knight
Jul 3, 2015
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    iPhone rumors are coming hot and heavy as we dive into summer. The latest scuttlebutt claims the next iPhone will feature a 12-megapixel main camera that’s optimized to shoot 4K video and 240 frames per second slow-motion clips.

    The rumor reportedly comes from a Foxconn employee posting to Weibo. To support the claim, the user posted what looks to be internal documentation discussing the camera module.

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    If true, this would be the first megapixel bump in quite some time. Apple has up to this point declined to play the megapixel game, instead opting to boost the overall quality of images through other techniques. This strategy has paid off as the past few generations of iPhone have been at or near the top of the "best camera" list.

    It’s worth noting that the iPhone 6 Plus already captures 240 fps video although there’s plenty of room for improvement. What’s more, there’s no shortage of smartphones already on the market that can capture 4K video including the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, the Galaxy Note 4, the Oppo R5 and the HTC One M9, just to name a few. Adding support for 4K capture would simply be playing catch-up to the competition.

    The latest leak also claims the next iPhone will feature 2GB of RAM which is in line with previous rumors.

    Earlier rumblings further suggest the iPhone 6S will integrate the Force Touch feature found on the Apple Watch and ship with a faster LTE chip. We may also see Apple eliminate the physical home button on the front of the phone and switch to an amorphous metal alloy as the primary construction material. Sources claim the smartphone is already in production in preparation for what’s likely to be another September launch.

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  2. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Addict Posts: 212   +72

    Still better than what they have today.
  3. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 537   +152

    So basically they are going to use a cheaper sensor and tote it as better than the old stuff? This is two year old tech.
    Gaara likes this.
  4. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +164

    Many androids already have 4K capture.
    Gaara likes this.
  5. Oh the apple hype. I do smartphone repairs for a living. Less and less iphones have appeared in the store.
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,106   +1,376

    In my home country, iPhone 6 Plus is known as bast shoe these days, for its lofty design.
  7. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Is that because they are reliable or is it because fewer people are buying them?
  8. Gaara

    Gaara TS Enthusiast Posts: 98   +24

    Apple's next iPhone may include 12-megapixel camera with 4K video capture capabilities, REALLY Apple? No question ask Apple are way Far behind Android. Now you gonna heart iPhone fan boy saying this is way better them android lol

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