When it comes to rumors pertaining a new iPhone, we seldom pay more than fleeting attention to what kind of camera updates may be in the pipeline. This is mainly because through the generations, the iPhone camera always gets better, and in many respects, this fact is taken for granted. The iPhone 5s was very much in-keeping with tradition thanks to its dual-LED flash and faster aperture – amid other enhancements – and now, we’re hearing that the rear snapper of the iPhone 6 will benefit from similarly great gains, including improved filter and sensor of at least 10-megapixels.

The current 8-megapixel offering is still regarded as a solid smartphone camera, but with the likes of the Galaxy S5 from Samsung and HTC’s One (2) both on the horizon and each set to push the boundaries for mobile photography, Apple will be aware that the next iPhone will have to hit the new levels for 2014.

iPhone 5s 5 camera shot

According to Chinese blog GforGames, which cites industry sources in Taiwan in its report, the upcoming iPhone, known unofficially as the ‘iPhone 6,’ will sport a rear camera of at least 10-megapixels – something which steps away from a previous report that stated that iPhone 6 will have an 8MP camera – while boasting an improved aperture of f/1.8. The 5s’s shooter’s f/2.2 aperture is certainly more capable in lower lit conditions than ever before, and allied to the so-called ‘True Tone’ flash, those looking to take snaps after hours have had a much more joy with the latest and greatest. But the f/1.8 aperture would be wider, letting more light in, and naturally, improve the output of photos and videos.

The filter is also set for an upgrade, continues the article, with Japanese outfit JSR apparently behind the new resin lens filter. The company is renowned for its ability to create lighter, thinner filters for camera manufacturers, and since Apple’s long-standing philosophy is based upon making things as compact as possible, one suspects this partnership could be a lasting and fruitful one.

iPhone 5s group shot

Whether there’s any truth in the report remains to be seen. We’ve heard umpteen reports of Apple releasing two new and larger handsets later this year, with one even reckoned to be hitting or even exceeding the 5-inch mark in terms of display size, so it seems there are plenty of pieces of this jigsaw still to be discovered.

We’ll keep you firmly in the loop with regards to the next-gen iPhone news and leaks, so stay tuned!

(Source: GforGames [Google Translate])

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