Rumor: Next iPhone to Pack 10+ Megapixel Camera, f/1.8 Aperture and Better IR Filter


Whether or not you’re a fan of smartphone photography, there’s no denying Apple’s claim that the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. So what does Apple have in store for this ‘most popular camera’ that also makes calls? Some new whisperings from the rumor mill give us a clue.

According to MacRumors, sources from Taiwan’s industrial chain are claiming that the iPhone 6 (if that’s in fact what it’s going to be called) will sport a higher resolution camera, faster aperture and better IR filter.

Compared to the current iPhone 5s and its 8MP camera, f/2.2 aperture and hybrid IR filter, the new phone is said to feature a 10+MP sensor, f/1.8 aperture and a special resin lens filter manufactured by the Japanese company JSR.


All of this together should result in higher res shots, better low-light capability and ‘cleaner’ images thanks to JSR’s ARTON filters, which are said to be thinner and lighter than your standard IR filter, in addition to being better at minimizing color shifts in CMOS sensors.

This adds to previous rumors that seem to suggest the next iPhone will finally feature an optical image stabilization system.