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iPhone 6s camera may not excite in megapixel department

by Todd Haselton | February 9, 2015February 9, 2015 8:00 am PST

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Apple’s still probably about seven months away from unveiling its next iPhones, which means it still has plenty of time to tweak anything between now and launch. A new rumor on Monday, however, suggests that Apple might not push the boundaries much in terms of the megapixel count.

A new rumor suggests that Apple is going to stick with an 8-megapixel camera on the iPhone 6s. Sure, we already know that it’s not “always about the megapixels” when it comes to photo quality. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus already take some of the best photographs out of any mobile device on the market, but it might not be great news for folks who want to zoom into photos and expect the picture to maintain clarity. And I know some folks who do really care, because one person just this weekend said he wished Apple used something better than an 8-megapixel camera on his iPhone 6.

The rumor was published by Taipei Times, and the article mostly focused on Largan Precision, which provides the camera module for Apple’s iPhone, and how sticking at an 8-megapixel camera for Apple might hurt the company in the long run as other manufacturers push toward 13-megapixel and 20-megapixel modules.

Apple typically pushes the boundaries with the software for its camera, so don’t fret even if it does end up sticking around with an 8-megapixel sensor. It’s still very likely Apple will find other ways to improve on an already solid experience.

Taipei Times MacRumors

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...