Supply chain source confirms 12MP rear camera for the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Supply chain source confirms 12MP rear camera for the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus
One of the most leaked specs about the upcoming Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus, are the 12MP cameras that are supposed to be found on the back of both models. That would be up from the 8MP snappers currently found on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The latest version of this rumor comes from a source inside Apple's supply chain, who spoke with Business Insider.

The supply chain source says that Apple has ordered five element lenses for the new iPhone models. The component is said to now be in mass production. Considering that Apple is reportedly going to unveil the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 9th, it is a good thing that the part is being produced at this stage.

Each element is similar to a stand-alone lens. When melded together, they allow the camera to capture information in more detail. They are actually made of plastic, and cost only $1 each. Of course, Apple protects the lens with a sapphire glass cover to guard against scratches. But the five element camera lens is actually behind the rear cameras with six element lenses being churned out by some Android producers. The OnePlus 2, for example, has a 6 element lens on its 13MP rear camera. This allows more light to come into the camera for sharper and clearer images. It also allows the camera to take better pictures under low-light conditions.

For iPhone users, there is some good news. Apple is said to be considering producing a six-element camera lens for the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 models.

source: BusinessInsider

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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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62 Comments

3. LIBERALSrSHlT

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Hope the camera uses a Sony sensor.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

isnt it obvious? o.O samsung's sensor is too expensive for them, and omnivision's sensor still cant compete on highend level

24. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Rofl. Please be quiet and enjoy your device. Samsung's sensor is too expensive..... Sony's sensors are the standard of industry. Even Samsung uses them as often as they can in their phones.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not even sure why you posted that.

28. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Yea. Should have ignored him.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right.

30. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

everyone knows apple aims for the lowest possible prices when they are the one who is buying, heck they even optimize the hell out of their OS just to sell a +700$ phone with 1 GB RAM. but yeah it is not the only reason why they went with sony.

31. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

And its their good right to do so. As long as they can keep up with the competition I don't see anything wrong with that. This year however, they really need to go for 2GB of RAM. There is no way to avoid it anymore. I mean it must be frustrating for Android OEMs to see that Apple can achieve their level of performance with so much less hardware. If Google only decided to abandon Java based Android and moved to C++ and objective C instead. This would kick iOS' butt. Imagine Android optimized on the same level as iOS. It would be the absolute killer OS. Don't get me wrong, I am very well aware of the fact that Google has made significant progress in terms of Android optimization with KitKat. But it still is well behind a sleek C++ and objective C based iOS.

33. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

"If Google only decided to abandon Java based Android and moved to C++ and objective C instead." Is that possible? To replace Java with C++ on Android? Sorry I'm not hardcore tech guy so don't know much about these languages.

44. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

God the marketing misinformation is real with you people. iOS isn't efficient, it is just restricted in what it can do. The reason they can accomplish so much with 1gb of ram is because they accomplish nothing with 1gb of ram. You know why multi window and higher resolution iPhones can't happen, it's because 1gb of ram isn't enough. Android manufacturers with higher resolution screens and more RAM can accomplish much better battery life than pretty much all iPhones, making them at the same if not more efficient.

45. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

To add to that, chopping my arms off and then surviving on less food/resources is more closer to Apple's methodology of efficiency. It is more efficient, but by being destructive rather than actually increasing efficiency. And no moving to C++ will not make it better because of how many devices the code needs to run on. Java uses a virtual machine which makes it inefficient but you guarantee your code runs without having to talk to the hardware directly which is handles by the virtual machine. If they went with the non emulation route, all apps would have to be rewritten to 64 bit as iOS needed instead of just the virtual machine going 64 bit and all apps being compatible automatically as with ART. There are ups and downs to both.

58. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Wrong reply button dude. But do you know the answer to my question? Google didn't help.

34. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Lol. Android uses ART which already makes it great on how fast your app will open and so on. Android uses C++, it depends to developer if he will write in C++ to develop app or not. Even so it wont make a difference. iOS is not optimized as you think and its not running old hardware... They need to up to 2GB of RAM cause of multi-tasking which Android has it from 2.3 Gingerbread. Also when you have ton of features your OS wont run fine no matter how hard you "optimize" it.

48. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Actually running native apps and having direct access to hardware would make android much faster. Having intermediate virtual machine will never run as good as native code. And java vs c++ is very big debate for developers too, for performance Java can never match c++. But c++ is more like, great power comes great responsibility, you have to manage memory and don't f**k things up with memory leak. You can see that Samsung's tizen performs pretty good on low specs too. I hope they develop it pretty good creating competition for android so google will step up game more.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

12MP Camera whahahaah, Apple welcome to the year 2009!

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but this 12MP is better than 21MP camera!!! lol, JK.. at most, this phone will use same sony's sensor used in the upcoming Z5 with lowered megapixels.. but,but.. lower megapixels = bigger pixel size = more light to capture = better low-light image!! lol, 16MP LG G4 easily beat 8MP i6 on low-light

38. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

You mean iPhone 2008 has been beating Android cameras all the way up to 2014? I guess your right.

40. Plutonium239

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The pureview cameras in Lumias have been beating Android and IOS cameras all the way up until the LG G4(which only does better in low light).

54. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This was more to do with Google OS api , that why with the new api 2.0 all the Google OS phones have made theniphomes look crap this year , apart from htc, hahahahhahahah

61. Plutonium239

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

HTC's cameras have never been good, from what I can remember.

59. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Your comment proves how stupid are you!!!!! Disconnected person....

6. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Revolutionary.

9. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

PhoneArena should be renamed to PornArena coz everytime I visit the site it redirects to Playstore.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

what about "PlayArena"? just instal adblocker, or install better browser

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

cambodian patriot aka snakeboy is confirmed kid

13. vivaapple

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

And it will be better again than those 21mp camera of android devices out there. of course android Fan will go wild to alter the truth.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

lets see blind camera result, lol

17. pt020

Posts: 151; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Apple does not produce cameras, they buy it from Sony.

22. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yes the camere is a from Sony, but software is made by Apple. You can have a great camerea but if the software is crap the camera performance will be crap! Iphone movie/photo quality is not that good but just average! Everyone who denies that is a blind fool!

19. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

My s6, G4, note 4 and note 5 already takes better pics than your pathetic iphone. Who the hell came up with that generic name for a smartphone?lol

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