Ming-Chi Kuo: Upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will gain 5MP front camera upgrades

Ming-Chi Kuo: Upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will gain 5MP front camera upgrades
No matter how nice the photos it takes, the iPhone's aging 8MP rear / 1.2MP front camera setup is eligible for an upgrade at this point, and Apple appears to have a clue. We've already heard substantial rumors about an upgrade to a 12MP rear camera in the upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, in addition to long-expected 4K video recording ability. But today, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, famous for his accurate guesswork on upcoming Apple stuff, added a new detail to the picture — a new 5MP front cam will succeed the 1.2MP selfie snapper.

Kuo's note to investors also claims that the iPhone 6s (and, presumably, the iPhone 6s Plus) will come in 16GB ($299), 64GB ($399) and 128GB ($499) storage variants, which is identical to the current iPhone line-up's storage and pricing scheme. Moreover, Kuo confirms the presence of Force Touch display, a new rose gold casing color (not made of actual gold), and an upgrade to the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Previously, the analyst explained Force Touch as able to enhance the user experience with more input methods and support of handwritten signatures, which would be beneficial for expanding in the commercial market. He also said that the rose gold color matches that of the Apple Watch Edition, while the recognition rate of Touch ID will be improved further in a bid to promote Apple Pay. The smartphones will also get new Apple A9 chipsets and an additional gigabyte of RAM memory.

Apple will reveal its new iPhones and whatever else it may or may not have to show on September 9, next Wednesday. Mass production of the new iPhones has allegedly begun, with total shipments for 2015 numbered at above 80 million devices, with a 2:1 ratio between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. It looks like people's love for phablets still hasn't caught up to their preferences for a regular-sized phone.


source: MacRumors

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35 Comments

28. just_incase

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

So upgrade the camera and produce better pictures...great. Wait a minute...doesn't the higher resolution take more memory per photo? So you want us to take better pictures, but aren't interested in expanding the memory to house them (16gb version). Kinda seems like you are offering a product which will produce diminished returns in other areas that were once tolerable. Like upgrading the engine, but reducing fuel economy.

26. shnibz

Posts: 523; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I know a girl that JUST got a 6 plus yesterday. She f'd up lol

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That 14 day return window.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31812; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao right! How could he not think of that? :D

25. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

iPhone camera may looks outdated in paper, but their performance is decent since iPhone 4, Apple juz need to focus on improving the iOS and battery performance which is where they are falling behind

20. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Any one knows how to get 3rd party milanese loop band?

19. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Ming is spoiling everything

11. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Lets be fairplay here.. 5 mpix selfie cam is standart for flagship this year ( yeah some last year model had it ) So Apple is not late on this side lets be fair plz. But on the main camera they are pretty late.

14. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

How does megapixel count relate to "being late or ahead" of competition ?

34. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

their camera always lost in blind test among flagship

24. wando77

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

They are late because 1.2mp is terrible. Everybody else has had at least 2mp for donkeys years never mind others that have had higher for the last couple of years. Apple suck with specs and you'd be a blind fan boy to argue otherwise

29. khanhbee90

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

I used both iPhone 6 Plus with 1.2 MP front camera and HTC Desire 816 with 5 MP one. I don't know why the selfie photo of Desire 816 is much more terrible than 6 Plus. It's really like a comparison of the heaven and the hell. Apple just make an upgrade for their own iPhones become better than the previous iPhones. They do not care about specs of Samsung, HTC, LG...

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

They could have done this long time ago.

12. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

How ? You don't even know what tech and how much designing efforts they put in, yet you critize for not putting such camera in there. There wasn't such camera or iPhone before, so they could not do that long time ago.

15. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

13. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

and when did Samsung add 5mp to the S6 and Note 5? 2015. So Sammy could have done this long ago also

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I dont know why you even mention samsung but okay http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_grand_prime-6708.php Apple could at least put 2mp in iphone 6 or even previous like iphone 5s

17. Iodine

Posts: 1520; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

They put an 1,2 in there.

18. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I know but they could put 2mp for 1080p front video recording (facetime).

21. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc One of the funniest parodies I've ever seen.

23. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

lol you can literally put every theme inside that video and it will be funny just cause of the spanish guy laughing.

31. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Now that is funny!!!!

7. willard12 unregistered

Mxy's body is ready.

35. kxt7716

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

what kind of moron are you?

6. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Cool, they'll almost be on par with the 2015 Moto G.

5. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Hmmm. 5 MP FFC!! Sounds good now! But I'm sure they will use same 5 MP FFC and 12 MP RFC until iPhone 7s. They will bump resolutions in iPhone 8 probably!

4. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Hmmm. 5 MP FFC!! Sounds good now! But I'm sure they will use same 5 MP FFC and 12 MP RFC until iPhone 7s. They will bump resolutions in iPhone 8 probably!

3. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

80 million is huge. 99% of those doesn't read or worry about the spec wars articles in mags like Phone Arena.

2. Super.Vegito

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

Are those the unlocked prices?!

10. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Definitely not.

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