Apple Allegedly Preparing iPhone With 12MP Sony Camera: A Samsung Galaxy S6 Killer?

It’s still not certain if the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 6s or iPhone 7. However, it’s looking more certain that the next iPhone will have an amazing camera. AppleInsider has the latest news.

“The next-generation iPhone will reportedly sport a camera with a 12-megapixel Sony sensor that makes use of the firm’s RGBW technology to help with low-light photography.”

AppleInsider goes on to note that sources have downplayed the possibility of a dual-camera setup with wide-angle and telephoto lenses. However, with RGBW technology, a picture in a dark room can look almost like it was taken outdoors during the daytime.

One thing smartphone users can certainly count on with the upcoming iPhone is the implementation of Apple’s new Force Touch technology, which has been very well received on Apple’s MacBook lineup and is even on the new Apple Watch. Presumably, the iPhone’s screen senses will recognize the pressure of your touch and could be used to open up additional settings in different apps. It’s use would be very similar to how the S-Pen allows increased interaction and functionality on the Galaxy Note series.

Different rumors also have the next iPhone sporting a much higher resolution screen, 2GB of RAM, and a completely revised music app. Apple may also be working on a virtual reality headset to be used with its next iPhone. It was thought that Samsung would give Apple a huge challenge with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. However, one month after both phones went on sale, demand isn’t quite through the roof, according to Forbes.

70 million. Earlier this year that was the number of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones Samsung claimed it would sell in 2015. Samsung also claimed to have taken 20M pre-orders prior to both phones’ release. Sadly one month on the reality looks disastrously different.”

The 16MP camera on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is widely considered to be the best camera ever put on a smartphone. However, even though the new iPhone may only have a 12MP camera, the RGBW technology would help Apple’s next smartphone take much better pictures than the Galaxy S6 can in low-lit situations. It’s important to note that having more megapixels doesn’t necessarily guarantee better pictures. It just means you can zoom in more on the photo and crop it without losing quality.

Apple will most likely announce the new iPhone in early September and then make it available to consumers two weeks after that. Like every previous year since 2007, you can bet huge lines will form to buy Apple’s next iPhone masterpiece.

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