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A lot has been said thus far about “the biggest camera jump ever” expected to grace Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ smartphones. A report Thursday by 9to5Mac attempts to bring Apple’s next-generation camera technology into full view.

According to sources who spoke with author Mark Gurman, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will introduce “a major revamp” to the camera system that ostensibly includes a twelve-megapixel iSight sensor out the back that can capture video in full 4K resolution, in addition to a simple software trick designed to bring flash support to the FaceTime camera out the front.

Twelve megapixels

Marking a significant upgrade from the eight-megapixel sensor which was first introduced on the iPhone 4s back in October 2011, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus camera should have fifty percent more pixels to capture finer detail.

Helping out the new sensor is an upgraded image signal processor within the Apple-designed ‘A9’ chip said to power new iPhones and iPads. “The new sensor will not wash out or otherwise decrease the quality of photos,” according to 9to5Mac.

4K video capture

The upcoming phones will be the first iPhones capable of recording video in full 4K resolution. Again, significantly greater pixel count versus the full HD video capture on current iPhones will result in much sharper videos that should look stellar on 4K TV sets.

FaceTime camera gets an upgrade, too

The front-facing camera which Apple refers to as FaceTime is about to see significant improvements in the imaging department. The current front-facing sensor captures video in 720p—enough to warrant branding the FaceTime camera with the HD suffix. However, it takes grainy still images at a paltry 1.3-megapixel resolution.

While 9to5Mac doesn’t divulge specifics, the author says there’ll be “an upgraded sensor for higher quality video calls and selfies”. Other rumors have indicated that the front-facing camera will see a major resolution jump to five megapixels and 1080p video capture.

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As for front flash support, Apple won’t be adding the actual LED flash to the iSight camera but will rather use a trick borrowed from Snapchat and Photo Booth where the screen flashes white when the shutter is pressed in order to illuminate the subject.

“Front-facing panorama shots and slow motion video in 720P are also likely to make it to the front camera this fall,” the report wraps up.

Who’s looking forward to sprucing up their photography skills with new iPhones?

Source: 9to5Mac

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Whelp looks like I gotta find a way to sell my 6 Plus…lol I want this camera!!!

    • April Denise

      haha OK!

    • Anonomous.TECH.man

      I’ve successfully kept my iPhone 6 Plus in perfect condition I always get a good sell on eBay.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I’ve never used Ebay before. I saw Amazon Trade in gives you good money. Not sure when phones start appearing on Amazon to buy, but its less of a hassle than Ebay.

      • Thanh

        tmobile jump?

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      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I have AT&T.

      • Anonomous.TECH.man

        I don’t do bids and I have 45 reviews with 100% positive feedback so as soon as I put the phone on thier it’s gone.

  • Mitchell Flores

    Any rumors if they entry level iPhone will come in 32gigs?

    • Shadowelite123

      There are I think 2 articles on it by iDownloadBlog saying that there will be an entry level 32GB model.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Rumor has it that the 6s battery will be lower than the current gen, down to 1700 mah from 1800 mah

  • James G

    4K video recording to play on a 4K AppleTV! Give it to us, Apple

  • Joonyaboy

    I actually love everything about 6, but any improvements to the camera is enough for me to upgrade.

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Same here. I just dont wanna spend all the money. lol how are you gonna go about selling yours?

      • Joonyaboy

        I will probably give my wife my 6 and sell her 5s. It usually covers the cost of upgrade. We usually keep all the boxes and cases.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Cover the full 500-800 dollars? Or are you available for upgrade pricing?

  • Dante Arellano

    The upgrade is no more that shitte that appke should put in firts place in the iphone 6 they only save it For resell the same iphone 6 snd just rename as 6s like always s’ as stupid” people

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  • simmerkatt

    12MP cameras? That was good 3 years ago

  • Mike

    4K VIDEO!?!?!? They are copying Samsung and LG now…

  • @sexyhamthing

    4k video with a barely HD display. Kwl