iPhone 6 could have a 10MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and improved filter

The iPhone’s already impressive camera looks set to get an imaging boost

The latest whispers to waft out of the iRumour Mill should get mobile shutterbugs’ juices flowing.

Chinese site IT168’s sources believe that the iPhone 6 will land with a 10MP camera, a slight bump up from the 8MP snapper found in the current iPhone 5s.

Megapixels aren’t everything though, and the iPhone 6 will also arrive with an f/1.8 aperture lens – an improvement over the iPhone 5s’ current f/2.2 lens.

This means iPhone 6 users can expect to take pictures with a greater depth of field, blurring backgrounds while keeping closer subjects in sharp focus.

The site also believes that Apple will opt for a new resin lens filter, created by Japanese manufacturer JSR.

The filter in question is currently used by digital cameras with CMOS image sensors and it’s lighter and thinner than existing IR filters. The benefits of the newer filter are likely to be clearer shots and more accurate colours.

Previous iPhone 6 camera reports have pointed to an 8MP sensor, but if the latest camera specs are true, then the iPhone looks set to keep its reputation as one of the best smartphone cameras around.

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[IT168 via Mac Rumours]

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