Report: Insider claims Apple iPhone 6 will feature 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture

Report: Insider claims Apple iPhone 6 will feature 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture
It certainly seems that Sunday is the day for Apple iPhone 6 leaks, following our earlier story about a photograph that allegedly reveals the front panel for the upcoming model. Now comes word from someone claiming to be an Apple insider, that Apple plans on keeping an 8MP rear camera on the back of the next iPhone. This shouldn't be terribly shocking, considering that a report out of China said the same thing back in January.

And while today's report also comes from China (via a Weibo) account, we also have some more information regarding the iPhone 6's rear snapper. First of all, the camera on the new model will supposedly feature a larger sensor of 1/2.6" as opposed to the 1/3" on the Apple iPhone 5s. The aperture size of f/2.0 compares to the f/2.2 and the f/2.4 aperture sizes on the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5 respectively. This will allow the next iPhone to take better pictures under low-light conditions. And the rear snapper on the new iPhone will reportedly include OIS and a 6p sapphire lens. The source says that the CMOS sensor will be manufactured by Sony with the rest of the components made by LG and Sharp.

Again, we must take this information with a grain of salt. But let's assume for a second that this information is true. Would this be enough of an upgrade over the rear camera on the iPhone 5s to satisfy potential buyers of the phone?

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Weibo (translated, registrationreq'd) via GforGames

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90 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i want them to focus on insane battery life without making it the size of a tablet. The OS is already optimized for the most part. Lets see some new battery tech.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Non-removable Li-Po 1680 mAh battery.

29. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol I wouldn't put it past them but I'm pretty sure they'll have to get at least 2k for decent battery on the larger screen.

74. nightfury

Posts: 77; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

i think they are using IGZO display like in ipad air...it gives nice battery backup but 1700mah for that 6" screen is way underrated

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

World has pass 42mp camera barrier n iPhone still stuck on 8mp... 8mp is not bad but for a flagship it sucks now

15. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

ifans will say they dont need more than 8 mp , 8 mp is enough when iphone will come with more 8+mp then they will say , wow more mp more detail.. :P :P

31. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It won't prolly, the jump from 4s to 5 brought us a new lens cover... Which they praised to hell internally and it added a nice purple hue to things too. Then they enlarged the pixels by 10% and praised it to hell. I wouldn't expect them to pull the stunt of f2.0 and OIS. They don't push limits now, they just try to catch up.

32. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

u rght bro..

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This iFan doesn't care about mega pixels, he cares about great pics/vids and the ability to share them any way I choose. I care about the auto editing and compression of videos, so I don't only have to post them on Facebook, but I can also send them to just who I want to see them via mms or email. Whip out your android phone that's not a GFlex, record a video that's say two minutes long with out selecting limit for mms, which will only let you record like 59 seconds, then try to send it email or mms and watch what happens. Cannot attach file size too large. iOS users don't have to worry about that, and being stuck with the horribly grainy vid when you limit mms and email. It's not all about mega pixels dude. It's about the overall quality and ability of the camera.

71. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

when iPhone comes with 8+ MP camera, it's called innovation

72. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're trying too hard for attention dude.

28. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

MP is as stupid a metric as clock speed or thinness. The 1020 takes good pics, but there are plenty of instances where the 8MP snapper on the 5S takes better pics, and the 5S is a much faster camera phone with a lot of great features the 1020 can't match. The G2 has a good 13MP camera, but is almost never objectively better than the 5S (The G2 is my daily driver). The S4 has a 13MP camera, and isn't better in any way than the 5S. The objective is a good all-around camera, not a MP race.

34. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

"The S4 has a 13MP camera, and isn't better in any way than the 5S" In any way?? o.O Did you even check out the camera comparison reviews?? Or are you just guessing?? Like since the 5S came out later, it must have improved from the S4...

65. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Sorry, but I'll take reviews by actual photographers over reviews by a staff comprised of fanboys: http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Samsung-Galaxy-S4-Chasseur-d-Images-review/Conclusion

85. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

what have you proven with that?? O.o thats not a comparison between the two phones!!

75. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I've complied reviews from DPReview of smartphones' cam. Apparently the 5s is relatively not that much better than the S4 cam (despite coming out later): http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab117/DerryFachrurrizy/Mobile%20Uploads/PhotoGrid_1392044033353.jpg Nokia Flagship phones' camera (Lumia 1020 and 1520) apparently are the best ones according to DPReview score.

35. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

my frd mp do count but it is also depends on image sensor n soft optimization as well. to grab more light reduce blur etc check out l1520 its beat i5s in every camera department image quality is way superior . clock speed also count if u have two bikes sports one has top speed of 170 and 2nd has 175 if both are driven at full throttle , full reving asked for to give full throttle speed for one hr so the second one will win as it will go 5km ahead of the 1st one in 1hr even for athletes .00018 sec counts , so clock speed , mp does count

50. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The larger amount of MP is mostly used for lossless zooming, and it can provide a much sharper picture... But, there's more to a great camera than that..

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

8mp? still behind.

12. blingblingthing

Posts: 842; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Umm. Give customers more in order to compete; or, recycle old tech and sprinkle something new on it and get higher profit margins? That probably will increase screen size, so they probably want to save on the camera.

27. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

nothing can be guaranteed now, remember last time the panel was leaked , as was turned out to be clones one...

4. papss unregistered

While I have no doubt that apple will do a great job on the photo quality as they have always done I would've loved to see a bigger snapper.. BUT a rumor is just that

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

8Mp is getting a bit long in tooth these days. I would hope they would at least move to 12Mp. OIS is a requirement for a flagship camera, though. If I had to choose between a slightly improved camera sensor with OIS or a larger Mp count without OIS, I would pinch my nose and go with OIS and smaller sensor. Hopefully there will be better options from Android or WP by the time the iP6 ships.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This is the most pathetic and hilarious rumour ever. This would be the fourth year that iPhones have an eight megapixel camera. People who use iPhones (noobs and the elderly) do not care about aperture or sensor size, they only look at the megapixels of the camera when buying.

9. phatmanXXL

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

They buy an iPhone, because its an iPhone. They dont know what all the techo mumbo jumbo means as long as it has the cool names like "retina display" and " 6P sapphire camera" they'll buy it.

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Bro I believe you're talking about fandroids. They've fallen into the the more mghz/higher megapixel is better crap. iPhone users know that the iPhone camera is good. Even android users like what they see :) http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-5s-tops-our-blind-camera-comparison-Xperia-Z1-Compact-takes-last-place_id51894

18. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Lumia-1020-beats-the-iPhone-5s-and-Galaxy-S4-by-a-mile-in-our-blind-camera-comparison_id48050 Not that this means anything more than your link. These blind comparisons are mostly people trying to guess which phone is which and voting for their favorite phone.

25. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Just like I said, even fandroids prefer the iPhone 5S. Thanks for making my point even more valid. Give credit to where it's due. Most of the people here are android users. Why would they pick a non android phone as their preference? /boggle

55. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except in the first comparison, the iPhone 5s lost to the Galaxy S4 and the Lumia 1020. The 1020 is far and away the best camera phone, but otherwise the all have strengths and weaknesses.

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