Analyst believes the next iPhone will also come with an 8MP rear camera

Over the past few years, it has become a tradition for Apple to unveil its smartphone(s) in September and we see absolutely no reason why Cupertino will deviate from its usual practice in 2015. 

As we expect the next iPhone (no one knows if it will end up being called the iPhone 6s or the iPhone 7) to be unveiled then, it's quite early for rumors. Yet, here we are, discussing the camera of the upcoming Cupertino champion.

According to Jeff Pu, an industry analyst, the next iPhone generation (be it 6s or 7) will still sport an 8MP camera at the back and is quite unlikely to grow in size. Pu does not reveal the reasoning behind its statement, yet he reveals that Lagran, one of Apple's larger camera lens suppliers, will be faced against declining profits as the rate at which the industry is moving on to larger camera sensors is quite slow at the moment.

We have never had gripes with the camera performance and image quality of most iPhones (however, the protruding design of the iPhone 6's camera is not a favorite of ours), thus we wouldn't say that a megapixel bump is necessary. Image quality is the top priority for most users and Apple's flagships hardly ever disappoint.

What do you think?

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. tiko13

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

but....but.... it will feature OIS. That´s innovation right?

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Of course it will...not. They'll likely keep it to the plus ones only because that is their main money maker. You can't make these massive profits by giving people more stuff. You have to upsell where you can and reduce costs where you can, especially when you know your customer base will buy anything and your pocket reviewers will defend your choices till the death.

15. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

This is what I hate about Apple. Indeed it is a good smartphone. But still 8mp camera??? And 1GB ram???. Camera lacks details for today's standard. And I expected a multi window feature on 6+. Besides a mere addition of OIS in the next generation is pathetic. My dream specs are 1080p screen minimum(though it might be some weird resolution). 2GB ram. 12MP camera with bigger sensor, 4k recording. 256 GB maximum storage. Quad core A8 processor.

25. samsboy unregistered

You wll to wait for 2020 to get That

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

6 Plus has OIS but nice try on trying to troll.

32. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am pretty sure he was talking about the 6 and not 6+, because he also asked for a 1080 screen. Anyways bud, you need to take a chill pill and stop acting like the iZombies on this site, no need to act aggressive towards everyone who criticizes Apple, we get it, you have a 6+ and you love it.

51. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

he stated a fact. y you so butthurt :/

52. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Looks more like you are.

34. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

OIS is nice indeed. When you zoom in on a text with ip6, you can see how it gets blurred and hard to read, while on ip6 it's nice and clear. OIS does work :).

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He was talking about the iPhone 6...dummy. Learn to read with comprehension vs just reading words. You sound like a typical i@$$whole.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Idk why this article is even published. This guy has NOTHING to base it off on other than losing a little portion of profits. Next iPhone will include a 13MP camera with OIS on both models. You heard it here first.

31. willard12 unregistered

"This guy has NOTHING to base it off." You two have something in common.

45. Kumar123 unregistered

LMAO. +1

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22802; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol! +1. Funny!

36. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Too bad the A8 is almost if not the best processor for smartphones. So why quad core?

48. Iodine

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Because A8 was dualcore and A8X was triplecore - so he has to require an quandcore A8 chip, because Apple will never do that.

37. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Please upgrade the front camera , only 1.2mp Pretty bad when china phones quarter of the price has a 5mp front cam

50. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

people dont buy only for specs, they love their os. and you dont need the best to be so. if so you should be buying phones as new ones c ome out, everyday. the phone works, without issues, thats it purpose ,and it does it good. if youre a spec head, look somewhere else. cause thats the only way youll be satisfied not merely using the phone.

42. Sid91 unregistered

I made a comment about the apple user mindset before i will just copy paste my previous comment so at least more users become aware essentially giving the end user a better price range for apple products or more features. Comment as below ________________________ I am a iphone 6plus and note edge owner, I love both devices and both are on par to each other when it comes to price, Most people argue that apple has a better experience so the price is justified, which i totally disagree, My reason being I know apple phone experience is good but they use the same hardware from the same company in china where other phones are made (And samsung hardware), The only thing apple makes for the fone is the software and design, otherwise the hardware is much cheaper to produce than a note edge or even a s5 (They use stuff like IRremote sensors and like 25 more sensors than apple lol), I know ios can run on lighter hardware but I hope instead of people justifying the price they argue on the price required to produce such products so either apple is forced to consider a lower price or upgrade there hardware where the consumer has a more future proof phone (or ur iphone doesnt reload every tab in safari because it has only 1gb ram)

49. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Although the Iphone cameras are consistently good, it has been lagging behind past couple years due to the lack of details on their cameras. They handle lightning and noise good but the details are very muted compared to something like the Galaxy S5. They better do at least a 13MP sensor to keep up and remain relevant in the camera dept and at least a 5MP for front so they can also do 1080p face time finally.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

The lack of details in pictures continues :).

17. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That's why there are so many apps you can download to put filter over the pictures :P

3. Kumar123 unregistered

Bigger sensor please. 1/2.3" 8 megapixel will be awesome.

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If a 1/3" already makes the camera protrude a 1/2.3 would make it look like a nipple.

23. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015


4. cmpunk

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

aww! BORING!

6. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry to say but this year, the note 4 destroyed it even in low light and I be thinking the s6 will do the same thing

9. drjumbo

Posts: 15; Member since: May 25, 2014

Are u using note 4? Or you are saying it from the numerous reviews and YouTube videos.

33. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What difference does it make? Or we should only take the reviews for granted when Apple wins?

7. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Facepalm.jpg Again Apple?!?!

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