iPhone 6s May Have Three-Sensor Camera With Light Splitting Cube

We are six months away from the release of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but news keeps leaking out on what we can expect. On Tuesday, Apple Insider reported some exciting iPhone information.

“As granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s U.S Patent No. 8,988,564 for a ‘Digital camera with light splitter’ examines the possibilities of embedding a three-sensor prism-based camera module within the chassis of a thin wireless device, such as an iPhone. Light splitting systems do not require color channel processing or demosaicing, thereby maximizing pixel array resolution.”

Apple Insider goes on to explain that the Apple design uses light splitting techniques similar to Canon, Panasonic, and Philips do with their digital cameras. This news should cheer up Apple fans who found out that the next iPhone may not have better battery life. The Week revealed the bad iPhone news on Tuesday morning.

“A longer-lasting battery is top of the wish-list for many prospective iPhone 7 customers, but Apple’s chief designer appears to have ruled out any substantial power boost for its next-generation handsets.”

This is indeed bad news, since battery life is still an issue with the iPhone 6, but not so much with the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple’s next iPhone will have to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S6, which is said to have a battery life comparable to the Galaxy Note 4, which can get most users over a day’s use without having to recharge. However, Bidness Etc. reports on one thing the iPhone 6 may have that will be missing on the Galaxy S6.

“The most probable upgrade would be the implementation of Force Touch on the Apple iPhone. The technology is already incorporated in the latest MacBook trackpads and the Apple Watch but is expected to make its debut on Apple’s upcoming smartphone. This would effectively increase the usability potential of the device, coupled with an increased functionality with various applications. The haptic feedback would be particularly useful for casual gaming and increased productivity. It could offer iPhone the edge it needs in the market to be regarded as a pioneer and industry shaper, setting itself apart from the herd.”

Before releasing the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple will penetrate the market with the Apple Watch, which many analysts say can be a huge hit or a disastrous miss. It’s also possible that Apple will release the iPad Pro, a major upgrade to Apple’s tablet line. It’s safe to bet that out of all these products, the iPhone 6s will certainly generate the most interest.

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