iPhone 6 camera said to sport wide f/1.8 aperture, 10MP+ resolution, and swappable resin lenses

iPhone 6 camera said to sport wide f/1.8 aperture, 10MP+ resolution, and swappable resin lenses
Conventional rumor-derived knowledge so far is that the iPhone 6 will sport an 8 MP camera again, though speculation on a higher-resolution unit have been bandied about before, too.

Now the news section of the giant electronics e-tailer JD has posted tips claimed to be from the Taiwanese supply chain of Apple, and they cite a 10 MP+ camera is in the cards for the next iPhone. Not only will the sensor be new, they report, but also the camera unit will have a very wide f/1.8 aperture, and support interchangeable resin lenses.

Those lenses, for which Apple already filed a patent, are allegedly made by the Japanese JSR, and feature more nuanced light filtering via the transparent resin. 

JSR's resin invention is branded Arton, and it has mobile phone lenses application listed in the description. The company gives the following brief explanation about its properties, which, besides excellent optical characteristics, seem to include extra durability, too:


source: JD via G4Games

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53 Comments

1. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Bring it on!

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Bigger iPhone should be smaller bezel. Or it's gonna look big.

40. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's gonna have the same bezels I think on bottom at least because of the home button and touch id, but people should really tone down the expectations and rumors. We all know what happened in the previous years.

44. 777light777

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

We'll see this on like the iPhone 8 LOL, all these specs that never come on the iPhone! (the iPhone always has the dumbest most far fetched rumors) c: (also if an iPhone looked like that ^ they would gladly take your $2,000) :D

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Looking forward to purchasing this. Bring it apple.

5. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Agreed. I'm curious to see what they do with the design and camera.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This being a redesign year really has me intrigued. Everything's up in the air at this point, one thing I'm sure of though, is that it'll be a gorgeous device.

15. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

what? iPhone has "redesign year"?! since when??

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're pointless

47. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Don't feed them.

6. papss unregistered

I'm excited to see what this brings. I may have one as a second if its bigger like the rumors are true. I'd give apple my business before the others (WP being my main ps of course)

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

WP's growth has been huge. Can't go wrong with it

19. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

I think WP still needs time, not saying it's bad, but it'll only grow drastically when MS settles down and gets their systems on the right path (8, RT, WP). hopefully when Win9 is out and WP & RT merge (or not)

35. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Huge ? Lol

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Do you make smartphones/software? Do you generate the revenue that WP does? Didn't think so.

4. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Apple has the most ridiculous bezels on a phone. The top and button of their phones is just too funny and hideous.

25. Sauce unregistered

Yet it looks sexier and classier than most phones out there. Every business man I see in NYC is always holding an iPhone and Galaxy device.

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Same in Chicago, especially in Downtown where all the business people work.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ditto in Vegas.

41. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Every business man I see in NYC is always holding an iPhone..." And that nohow makes iPhone bezels look bettrer...

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sauce, I think the only phone that can go toe toe with the 5s in looks is the HTC One. That's puppy's a beauty, I keep flip flopping on which looks the best. The gold 5s though, is tops IMHO.

46. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Idk, the Moto X wood backed phones are pretty sexy too. And dont forget about the z1 and z1 compact.

50. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

aluminum does look good, but i rather be able to have a removable battery. thats one reason i dont like iphones. n i have a macbook pro, but its plugged in usually. y would i wana keep my phone plugged in?

7. 1701nino unregistered

Who knows maybe this year i'll switch back to ios from android.Very happy with my nexus phone but at the end i don't use even 20% of options android offers,i mostly use it as stock with a new widget here and there.As for ios,we have an ipad 2,which the whole family loves,and i have so many buyed apps from my previous iphone that its a shame to throw them away.So my advice everyone,think carefully what OS appeals to you,then stick with it till the end ;)

9. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Apple know how to design such beautifull devices. Its apple we're talking here, not samsung.

33. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Then why even mention Samsung in the first place?

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I don't want to say this but if all the rumours are true the iPhone 6 will be very tough for the competition. Probably for the first time in a few years. Very excited to see what all the OEM's are prepping for this year. Especially Sony and HTC! Also curious to se what Microsoft has to offer!

12. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I'll still take the Sony Xperia cameras over the Apple one any day.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPhone 5S's camera > Z1 in night shots and tie in daylight.

14. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Is that one of those opinion things? I haven't seen any 5S photo that looks better than or as good as the photos my Z1S takes.

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