Apple was rumored to be updating the 8-megapixel camera module in the iPhone 6s with a possible dual-lens camera that would boost image quality, but that rumor may not pan out, claims analyst Jeff Pu. The question for todayâ€™s poll is “will you be disappointed if the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus features an 8-megapixel camera again?”
According to Pu, Apple won’t be implementing any groundbreaking camera hardware technology in the iPhone 6s, opting instead to keep an 8-megapixel module that is similar to the current generation iPhone 6. Pu believe Apple will focus its efforts on the software side of the equation with improvements planned for the camera’s optical image stabilization and autofocus time.
Apple adopted an 8-megapixel camera module with the iPhone 4s in 2011 and has stayed at that same resolution for subsequent iPhone versions. Apple has made improvements in the camera over the years by lowering the pixel size, decreasing the aperture, adding a True Tone flash and incorporating optical image stabilization (iPhone 6 Plus only).
This strategy of focusing on the underlying camera technology and not megapixels has paid off. Apple’s iPhone camera is lauded for its high-quality images that exceed those produced by the Galaxy Note 4, LG G3 and other Android smartphones which include significantly higher resolution camera sensors.
So please take the poll below and let us know if you will you be disappointed if the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus features an 8-megapixel camera again. Feel free to leave a comment to tell us the reason.