Apple’s iPhone 17 Could Finally Get A Selfie Camera Upgrade

Apple’s iPhone 17 might be almost two years away, but there are already some rumors starting to circulate about what the phone will have to offer in terms of features and specifications.

The latest report comes via the normally well-connected supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who claims that Apple is ready to add a big new camera upgrade to the mix.

That upgrade, Ming-Chi Ming-Chi Kuo reports, will see Apple finally upgrade the front-facing camera to something a little more capable. If he’s correct, the iPhone 17 will feature a new 24-megapixel front-facing camera with support for autofocus and a 6P lens. That will be a significant upgrade over the current 12-megapixel 5P part that is used in the iPhone 15 lineup. In fact, that camera is also expected to be used in the iPhone 16 and harks all the way back to the iPhone 14, too.

Apple has been using a 12-megapixel selfie camera since the iPhone 11, so it’s high time that the pixel count increased for a camera that a lot of people use all the time. We can expect improved fidelity from shots and videos taken with such a camera, while the six-element lens should also help with removing distortions and more.

Apple isn’t expected to announce the iPhone 17 lineup until September 2024 so there is plenty of time for this rumor to change, but right now the signs are good for an improvement in the selfie camera department for the first time in a while.

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