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iPhone 6S Rumors: Apple Keeping Its 8-Megapixel Camera

According to the iPhone 6s rumors, Apple is planning to keep its 8-megapixel camera. Users who were dreaming of a high-quality, higher pixel camera will have to continue waiting. Apple will be keeping its 8-megapixel camera on its upcoming iPhone, which has been dubbed as the “iPhone 6s.” The report detailing the revelations about the iPhone 6S camera is Mac Rumors cited news outlet Taipei Times’ source, an analyst Jeff Pu.

“Pu said that the camera specifications of the next-generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 6s, will stay the same as the current iPhone 6 at 8-megapixels, limiting potential catalysts to push Largan’s stock price higher in the second half of the year.”

“Pu said that although the migration to 8-megapixel and 13-megapixel lenses would remain strong among Chinese vendors of mid-tier and low-end phones, upgrades to 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel lenses for flagship phones would be slow given the limited supply of CMOS sensors – used to convert light into electrons.”

BGR calls this news “the first disappointing rumor we’ve heard about the iPhone 6s,” especially for users who have been wanting a higher camera resolution. Despite its low megapixel count, BGR believes that the iPhone 6s will still take shots beautifully just like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which also have an 8-megapixel camera.

However, Forbes believes that this new exposes a controversial camera risk for iPhone 6s users. However, the report says there are rumors that the iPhone 6s could include a dual-lens system, which is great news for lens manufacturers and module makers. That could help double the sales of the rumored iPhone 6s.

While news surrounding the iPhone 6s have been kept to a minimum, this report is consistent with Largan Precision’s stock price dipping early in 2014, amid rumors that the iPhone 6 camera would also retain its 8-megapixel sensor. It was then reported in November that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus could have the “biggest camera jump ever” by including a dual-lens, DSLR-quality system.

Forbes also believes that the iPhone 6s could also include a dual-lens system, if the rumors are true. Pu believes that any improvements on the iPhone camera hardware will come from “new features, such as optical image stabilization and fast autofocus, which benefit module makers more than lens makers, in our view.” That means the iPhone 6s could get an optical image stabilizer, similar to the one found in the iPhone 6 Plus.

Stabley Times predicted that two iPhones will come out in 2015 – the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. The iPhone 6s should rollout along with the Apple Watch in the spring, while the iPhone 7 comes out in September.

Still, the iPhone 6s could quickly become the Samsung Galaxy S6’s rival, according to The Inquisitr. The Galaxy S6 will have a 20-megapixel camera, making it more impressive than the iPhone 6s. Are you still looking forward to the release of the iPhone 6s?

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