If you thought Apple did an amazing job with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ cameras, then the expectation bar is set for something even more remarkable for its successor. In surpassing your hopes, Apple might be working on one killer camera on its next iPhone.
The news is courtesy of The Tech Block, which picked up the leak from the latest episode of the Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who mentioned it in his podcast, “The Talk Show”.
Gruber might be known for his notable track record when it comes to Apple product leaks but exercise some caution in believing what you read below word for word as this nugget got to him from “a birdie of a birdie”.
According to Gruber, the next iPhone’s camera could possibly be the “biggest camera jump ever”.
“I don’t even know what sense this makes, but I’ve heard that it’s some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery,” he was quoted saying.
It's a possibility
There could be some truth to this claim if it hinges on Sony’s recent announcement of its new smartphone camera sensor that embeds 21MP into a tiny 1/2.4in design. Since Sony’s been Apple’s longstanding camera sensor supplier, it could be a possibility.
Also, the fact that Apple was recently granted a patent for interchangeable iPhone camera lenses suggests that the i-device maker might be working on ways you can attach various small, fixed focal-length lens to the iPhone’s back snapper for “DSLR quality”.
We’re already frothing over this but considering that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus just got unveiled, there’s lots more we need to learn about this purported device in the coming months.
[Source and image: The Tech Block]