Back in July, we reported that certain leaks credibly establish that the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will feature an improved 12-megapixel camera with 4K video recording capabilities, and now it looks like these features are pretty much confirmed for announcement at the iPhone launch event. It appears Apple has another trick up it’s sleeve as well; something for the ‘selfie’ crowd.
Today, 9to5Mac has all but confirmed through sources of its own that both the new models of the iPhone will indeed feature a 12-megapixel sensor with 4K recording, along with a slew of improvements to other areas of the said devices as well. According to sources, while the new flagships will be able to capture larger images for the first time since the iPhone 4s debuted in 2011 with an 8-megapixel camera, the signal processing will also be significantly better which will result in more natural looking colors and better sharpness. This will be obtained through the new A9 SoC (or SiP, depending on what Apple reveals on Sept. 9).
It has also been reported that there will indeed be 4K video recording onboard as part of the new package. What’s interesting to note here is the speculation that since iPhones will now natively support 4K recording, the next-gen Apple TV might also get support for 4K output. However, this is pure commentator speculation and shouldn’t be taken as authentic until verified by Apple.
The front-facing FaceTime camera on the new iPhone will also be getting an improved sensor for producing better quality photos. Sources also claim that support will be added for panorama shots, and that 720p slo-mo video recording will also be available through the front-facing unit. Front flash will also be added, but not in the conventional manner. It appears that Apple won’t opt for an LED flash upfront. Instead, akin to how Snapchat does it, the screen will shine bright white as soon as the shutter is pressed to emulate a flash effect without ruining the aesthetics with a front LED. However, this too, shall be confirmed fairly soon now, considering that the announcement date is pretty near now.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are slated to be announced at Apple’s media event on Sept. 9, invitations for which have begun rolling out. The two new phones will most likely continue the tradition of previous launches where the “s” models have always focused on internal improvements and no design changes. There have already been a fair number of leaks and rumors about what to expect, but it will still be interesting to see what Apple ends up revealing on that day.
Are you excited?