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

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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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Apple iPhone 6s specs
  • Display 4.7 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1715 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
Apple iPhone 6s Plus specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2750 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x

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