Apple’s 8-megapixel camera on the iPhone 5s is already pretty great, but there has been speculation that Apple would bump the megapixel count on its next iPhone. Apple, of course, hasn’t really tried to push the megapixel race at all, instead focusing on premium components that help create better images, instead of adding more megapixels. Now, a new rumor out of China suggests Apple will continue that mentality with the iPhone 6 (or iPhone Air, or whatever Apple decides to call it).
Shares of Largan Precision, a company that creates and sells camera modules, recently slipped in China following news that Apple has no plans to add a 13-megapixel or 16-megapixel camera to its next iPhone. Instead, Apple will reportedly continue to improve its 8-megapixel camera with better optical image stabilization (OIS). A Nomura Securities note obtained by China Post suggests Apple wants to keep an 8-megapixel camera to maintain its thin form factor in phones.
Apple’s next iPhone will likely make its debut in September, and some rumors have suggested it will also ship with a larger display. A lot can change between now and then, however, so Apple could always choose to switch up its camera module plans.