It has been a while since we last heard of rumours that involve the camera of the next Apple iPhone. As reported by MacRumors earlier this week, Taiwan Industrial chain had claimed that the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 will feature at least a 10-megapixels camera with an improved wider aperture of f/1.8. Apple’s current offering, the iPhone 5S only has an 8-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.2.
Apple is also said to be replacing the use of a hybrid IR filter found in the 5S with a resin lens filter manufactured by a Japan company. The company, JSR, is currently known in the industry for its ARTON Resins lenses which are widely used in cameras with CMOS sensors. As claimed by JSR, their ARTON lenses are lighter and thinner and are capable of shooting clearer images due to its ability to minimize the color shifts of the CMOS.
On the other hand, other reports around the web indicating that Apple will only improve on the optical image stabilization function of their next iPhone, and that they will still be using the 8-megapixel sensor on it.
As much as I hope for some fantastic changes in the camera department of the iPhone, I would really love to at least see improvement made on the aperture. A wider f/1.8 aperture really sounds awesome and would bring the iPhone photography a big step closer to the quality of photos produced on those DSLR cameras today. Megapixels count doesn’t mean much as it only mean more noise and worse pixels.
Ultimately, all of these remains as a rumour till the official announcement is out.