ARTON resin lenses
iPhone 6 camera said to sport wide f/1.8 aperture, 10MP+ resolution, and swappable resin lenses
Conventional rumor-derived knowledge so far is that the iPhone 6 will sport an 8 MP camera again, though speculation on a higher-resolution unit have been bandied about before, too.
Now the news section of the giant electronics e-tailer JD has posted tips claimed to be from the Taiwanese supply chain of Apple, and they cite a 10 MP+ camera is in the cards for the next iPhone. Not only will the sensor be new, they report, but also the camera unit will have a very wide f/1.8 aperture, and support interchangeable resin lenses.
Those lenses, for which Apple already filed a patent, are allegedly made by the Japanese JSR, and feature more nuanced light filtering via the transparent resin.
JSR's resin invention is branded Arton, and it has mobile phone lenses application listed in the description. The company gives the following brief explanation about its properties, which, besides excellent optical characteristics, seem to include extra durability, too:
ARTON is superior in optical characteristics, dimension stability, and is a transparent resin (cyclic olefin resin) of a high heat resistance. ARTON is one of the high functional resins best suited for optical applications such as optical films, light guiding plates, optical lenses etc.