iPhone 6s rumored to keep same 8MP rear-camera sensor as previous generations

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The component industry is expecting the rear-camera for the iPhone 6s to retain the same 8-megapixel sensor Apple has been using in previous generations of the iPhone. As such, it appears Apple won’t be jumping on the 16-megapixel bandwagon of insanely increasing megapixel count for marketing purposes.

The rumor on Monday is centered around a report from Taipei-based analyst Jeff Pu who claims the iPhone 6s will have the same camera hardware specifications as previous models, according to Taipei Times. Pu is formulating his predictions around one supplier.

Largan Precision, a major sensor supplier for Apple’s iPhone, is expected to face limited earnings growth this year. After looking at the numbers and industry sources, Pu thinks this will be a limiting potential catalyst to push Largan’s stock price higher in the second half of the year.

Furthermore, Largan’s stock price has seen a substantial decline since the beginning of the year. While not always bulletproof, financial markets can provide a good notion of a company’s path thanks to analysts who obsessively study them.

It’s still extremely early days for iPhone 6s rumors. And while Apple may retain the 8-megapixel sensor, it could use new glass and other optics technology to better the smartphones photo abilities.

Do you have any early predictions?

Source: Taipei Times via MacRumors